Due to unemployment, and thus financial hardship, I have changed my policy of not adding labor cost to my rosaries. I hope that you can understand why this is necessary and will continue to support my apostolate. At this time I need to support my family with my skills and resources. I have not added much to the cost of each item -- not as much as most vendors would, doubling or tripling their cost -- but just enough to contribute a small amount to my family's income.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Miraculous Medal Earrings

Three pair of these sparkly little earrings were created for a blogger friend to give to her daughters for Christmas. They turned out very pretty, and I will likely make a pair for myself. The earrings are sterling silver with one biconal Swarovski crystal above each dangling sterling Miraculous Medal.

This style earring would also be very pretty with a dangling sterling cross.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ecce Homo

The Ecce Homo center of this strung rosary was the inspiration for the colors of the beads. The hand made clay 6mm Aves and 8 mm Paters are pearled black and white marble and evoke images of the sky on Good Friday. The clay beads are set apart by crystal Czech glass seed beads and tiny opaque black Japanese seed beads. The crucifix is a Papal Crucifix.

Ecce Homo is Latin for 'Behold the Man', the announcement made by Pontius Pilate when presenting the scourged Christ, wearing the crown of thorns, to the crowd.

These beads are strung on very strong, but lightweight and flexible, steel cable. They are double crimped for extra durability.

SOLD can be recreated

Crystal and Silver Bracelets

A good friend of mine asked me to create gift bracelets for the graduating senior players on her daughter's high school tennis team. The school colors are royal blue and black and the colors on these bracelets are gorgeous. This bracelet would be beautiful with a crucifix or medal attached in the middle. The picture does not do the crystals justice. They are really stunning.

This strung bracelet is made using Swarovski biconal clear and sapphire blue crystals, 3 mm sterling silver beads, and sterling silver oat beads. They are strung on a steel flexible wire and are 7-1/2 inches with a sterling silver lobster clasp.


Can be recreated for $28

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Our Lady of Sorrows

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This chaplet was created for a fellow homeschooling sister on the Ora board and, through creating it, I have learned how beautiful praying this chaplet can be. The Seven Sorrows of Mary, also known as the Seven Dolors, are contemplated through the seven sets of seven Aves and seven Paters.

This chaplet was created using medals depicting each of the Seven Sorrows as well as the first medal, depicting the image of Our Lady of Sorrows. The beads are gorgeous 6 mm fire-polished ruby red opaque Czech glass.



Saturday, September 1, 2007

Thorns and Nails

This Auto Rosary was made for Uncle Jim (who goes with Aunt Colleen) as a token of my appreciation for hosting my son on his recent trip to the Air Force Academy.

The Aves and Pater are 8 mm glass Lapis beads, set apart by light blue pearl Czech glass beads, and tiny navy blue iridescent glass Japanese seed beads. The center, a Scapular Medal relief image, is paired with a truly stunning Thorns and Nails crucifix.

The ten Aves and one Pater of this decade rosary are strung on a Soft Flex wire with a magnetic clasp in the middle so that you can unclasp it, place it around the support of your rear view mirror, and then clasp it again. It's a good length -- not too long to hang in the way. You can also easily unclasp it to take with you.

May be recreated.