June 30, 2011

Vintage French Medals and Some Very Magic Love

I'm so excited  to be able to share a true vintage French find with you today.  Since religious medals are a staple of my jewelry-making, I frequently sometimes run out of them.  I suppose I could just order some online from any old  jewelry company, but then they would be ~ insert gasp here~ new!  We can't have that, now, can we?

So I searched for some unique online resources and it was Etsy to the rescue!


I found a French shop that sells vintage items, including religious medals.  Jackpot!  I recently received my lot of 6 medals and I'm ready to go!  The first I've chosen to use, as seen above, is a basic medal of the Virgin Mary.  What's NOT basic is that the words on the medal are written in, of course, French! 


O Marie
concue sans peche
priez pour nous
qui avons
recours a vous

O Mary
conceived without sin
pray for us
who have
recourse to thee

Beautiful and meaningful in any language.......

Another unique charm I've included is not, alas, French, but it is vintage. Well, the inside is vintage.  I filled a double-sided glass pendant charm with vintage sheet music.

One side says 
To Love 


While the other side says
Very Magic


Hopefully the ultimate wearer will be surrounded by some very magic love of her own!


Here's to a wonderful holiday weekend to you all!

And don't forget
is still going on below,
so link up before Sunday afternoon and
have a
Happy 4th of July!

xoxo

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5 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Tres magnifique! What wonderful finds and even more beautiful creations. Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the bracelet - so pretty. I am looking forward to working with some of my vintage pieces soon. To much other going on and a full house right now.
Have a safe and fun holiday weekend.

Denise said...

Love the bracelet. Well actually I love all the bracelet's you have on your blog. I'm kind of a bracelet nut.

Privet and Holly said...

THIS is completely
CHARMING {hee hee}
and magic. Who
wouldn't love wearing
it??
Happy Fourth of July : )
xx Suzanne

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a beautiful design. I just love it.

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