Our Lady of Guadalupe Virgin Mary Shrine

October 21st, 2009 in member junk     
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I have a thing for Virgin Mary shrines, I'm not really sure why as I had a very non-religious upbringing.  The beauty of Virgin Mary related art just touches me somehow so I have a tendency to construct my own from a large cache of Marys I have floating around the house.  I mean no disrespect to anyone's beliefs in making these, I do so with the utmost respect, I am just drawn to the strong feminine energy and imagery of these shrines.

The full body halo effect is achieved by nestling the Virgin Mary figurine in a copper-tone baking mold. The halo that encircles her head is made from a vintage, aluminum, doll plate. Rhinestones and blue silk roses as well as a Virgin Mary medal have been added to further enhance this shrine to the Virgin Mary.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Our Lady of Guadalupe Virgin Mary Shrine
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, eclectic, wall hanging, recycled, upcycled, copper, wall decor, roses, religious, shrine, plastic, virgin mary, christian, rhinestones, home decor, tin

Comments (6)

nancat1946 writes: love this ! wonderful idea. I think God is proud of you for using your old brain to create such a unique piece. congrats ! Posted: 12:48 am on May 2nd
fellowjunker writes: Wonderful combination of items to create this one-of-a-kind piece!!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 11:03 am on October 22nd
alicemom writes: Another WONDERFUL!!!!
smiles, alice Posted: 5:45 pm on October 21st
suewhitney writes: Absolutely gorgeous!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 4:35 pm on October 21st
suewannabeinkc writes: I have a number of these statues that were my grandma's. What a great way to turn them into something with a bit more visual interest. It's very eyecatching!
Joanne Posted: 3:24 pm on October 21st
RustyDiva writes: Very cool! Posted: 1:31 pm on October 21st
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