Tag Archives: gemstones

Your Cheatin’ Heart: Beautifying Your Pearls

This is a little trick I’ve evolved that will help both rosary makers and people who want to play around with their jewelry. The secret is: Just about anything looks better when you hand knot it on silk. By “just about anything” I mean strands of affordable pearls–real or glass–and certain gemstones. Hand knotting adds […]

Celebrating August

August is a big month around here in spite of the heat. It includes the Feast of the Assumption on the 15th. Two of my favorite saints–Maximilian Kolbe and Jonathan Daniels–are remembered the day before. And two lovely women–my daughter-in-law and my soon to be daughter-in-law–celebrate their birthdays in August. That means that their birthstone […]

The Blessing Bracelet

Most of the charms in the bracelet shown are “ex-votos,” commonly known as “milagros.” They originated in various areas of Latin America, especially in Mexico, and are¬† given as thank offerings for blessings received or prayers answered.¬† My friends, Ann and Dick, at Equatoria, have assembled a wonderful collection of these, which they recast in […]