Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What's A Girl To Do (Part 8)

"What's a girl to do" when she has a bunch of THESE left over from her Valentine's Day projects????



She makes these....



...ex-votos....



(Gorgeous Sea Silk ribbon from Ozma of Odds)

...pearls....





...beloved  prayer card images....



...vintage rhinestones....




...and german glass-glittered crowns...




"An ex-voto is a votive offering to a saint or divinity. It is given in fulfillment of a vow (hence the Latin term, short for ex voto suscepto, "from the vow made") or in gratitude or devotion. Ex-votos are placed in a church or chapel where the worshipper seeks grace or wishes to give thanks. The destinations of pilgrimages often include shrines decorated with ex-votos."






Avec Amour,
~*~Michelle*~*

(soon for sale in my ETSY shop. Well...MOST of them....but atleast ONE of them will be staying here  with moi!)

34 comments:

  1. Oh my - they are absolutely amazing! Great work!
    Liz

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  2. I love them! This could be a great project for my son's class, he goes to a catholic school, I will tell the teacher about it (If you don't mind of course) Thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. Those are absolutely beautiful! What a fabulous idea, using those pretty hearts! ;)

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  4. Michelle - These are stunning! I really love them. Beautiful work.

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  5. Beautiful! I'll be keeping an eye on your Etsy shop for them...

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  6. How beautiful and creative!!! I love them!!!

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  7. Those are beautiful. Just think what you and the rest of us would have missed if you had used them all up! Char

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  8. They are all so beautiful Michelle - what a great idea. I love all those vintage rhinestones you have used.
    xo Tina

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  9. Michelle, that was a most wonderfull and gorgeus idea- I love them , you are so clever and it is so inspirational visiting you, dear friend.
    Big hug-Dorthe

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  10. oh WOW Michelle, those are simply gorgeous!!! I love hearts too! You made some really pretty ones!!! That was a great idea, so creative my friend!! ♥

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  11. So beautiful! You are a clever girl!

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  12. You have the knack of taking such simple things and making them truly amazing. I love these and actually we have some left over from a wedding that were used as party favors.

    Best wishes,

    Kathleen

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  13. Michelle,
    Those are just gorgeous. Very creative. Thank you for sharing the story behind them too.
    ShawNa

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  14. Love Love Love them, you are amazing to me. I hope you keep a notebook of your ideas! It would be a best seller - I'm tellin' ya.

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  15. Michelle, they're lovely. You have a wonderful talent for creating something special out of different elements.

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  16. Gorgeous! You are so creative! Such beauty.
    xo
    Roselle

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  17. Oh they are just so beautiful and creative, I can't stand it.

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  18. ...say ~
    how did I miss these?????
    I am swooning here!!
    ADORE them ALL!!!

    xo, Rosemary

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  19. Oh Mchelle- these are so beautiful- I adore them! Only you would think to do this with valentine leftovers!!

    I have just looked at each one of your treasuries and they are gorgeous! Each of them a work of art! Great job- beautiful!!
    Vicki

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  20. Well looks like you came up with a wonderful idea! First time for me to visit your Blog, I have enjoyed all the creative-ness Hugs from Diane in California

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  21. So ,so beautiful! I have bought some of your saint cards and have them hanging on my santos doll. I get so many compliments. Thank you, Terri

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  22. Such a pretty blog! I stumbled over here through some links and so glad I did. You have beautiful work. Now I must check out your Etsy shop!

    Ciao bella,
    Suzanne

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  23. Michelle,
    What a great idea! A beautiful project & a saintly lesson too. Sorry, feeling corny tonight. I don't think they'll last long in the shop.
    Lisa

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  24. Oh yummy! those are simply and utterly stunning creations!
    I love them all and the glimmer and pearls wow! great job!

    thanks so much for your sweet visit and comment!
    have yourself a great Monday!

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

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  25. These are ingenious and so beautiful! The one with the script really caught my eye.

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  26. Michelle, you come up with the most amazing ideas, each one is a little work of art. Lovely treasures!!!
    hugs Lynn

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  27. Gorgeousness!
    Have a beautiful day!

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  28. Wow they turned out just gorgeous!!!

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Taking the time to share your thoughts...your words...and your inspiration fills my soul....Merci.
~*~Michelle~*~