What is an EX-VOTO ? from Wikipedia:
An ex-voto is a votive offering to a saint or to a 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 worshiper seeks grace or wishes to give thanks. The destinations of pilgrimages often include shrines decorated with ex-votos.
Ex-votos can take a wide variety of forms. They are not only intended for the helping figure, but also as a testimony to later visitors of the received help. As such they may include texts explaining a miracle attributed to the helper, or symbols such as a painted or modeled reproduction of a miraculously healed body part, or a directly related item such as a crutch given by a person formerly lame. There are places where a very old tradition of depositing ex-votos existed, such as Abydos in ancient Egypt.
And mine???? They are BROOCH ! They are wearable art, made by Polymer Clay, sculpted and finished also with other mixed media elements, like brass chain, lace and trimm, rhinestone, acrilic paint, varnish, Swellegant brass patina here the product that i have used, from Christi Friesen website: Swellegant
You can found the first 4 ExVoto brooch on my Etsy shop but here some preview !