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.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Beads for Charity

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Our all-boys Catholic prep school holds an annual silent auction each December which benefits scholarships for the needy. Each year, for the past few years, I have donated several rosaries. This year I donated several one-decade rosaries and two five-decade rosaries, pictured here.





This link rosary is made with some very pretty ceramic shamrock beads. These beads have the image of the shamrock impressed in them and they feel very nice to finger. The center is a Holy Family center with the image of the Holy Spirit as a dove on the reverse. The crucifix is a log style.

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This five-decade rosary is made from frosted plum-colored glass beads, pearl Czech glass beads, and crystal Japanese glass seed beads. The center is a Madonna center and the crucifix is a delicate four-way style.


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I didn't catch a picture of the other one-decade rosary I made, but this one was especially pretty and I did get a picture. This one-decade rosary is strung with beautiful amethyst faceted glass beads, crystal Czech glass beads, and metallic purple Japanese seed beads. The center is a Scapular center and the crucifix is a lattice style that I really like.



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