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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Vintage Bronze Crucifix and Center



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Everyone once in a while someone will give me a broken rosary, missing parts, in hopes that I will be able to turn it into something else. I love these vintage pieces and though I can't always do something with them right away, I always save them with the hope that I will find a use for them. I recently matched up a vintage scapular center and crucifix and made a one decade rosary with some 8 mm black onyx beads, frosted gold Czech glass beads and black Japanese seed beads. The resulting rosary will be a gift for one of my son's friends and I know it will be valued.

The crucifix has "JESUS NAZARERUS REX JUDÆORUM" imprinted above the corpus -- "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews." On the reverse is "Father forgive them; Behold this heart which has so loved men."


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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ruby and Crystal Seven Sorrows

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This Seven Sorrows chaplet is made with 8 mm ruby and crystal colored faceted fire polished glass beads. The red and crystal are reminiscent of the blood and water that Our Lord shed for us on the cross with his Holy Mother as witness. The beads are separated by medals depicting the Seven Sorrows of Our Holy Mother.


The Seven Sorrows of Mary, also known as the Seven Dolors, are contemplated through the seven sets of seven Aves and seven Paters. This devotion to the Blessed Mother originates in the thirteenth century. On the Seven Sorrows chaplet, we meditate upon the Seven Sorrows the Virgin Mother endured by witnessing the life and death of her Son, Our Lord Jesus.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Mother of Pearl for Our Lady



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I am astounded at the number of people who have found me for my Our Lady of Sorrows chaplet. All corners of the country have contacted me asking about this special rosary. While most have been men, a few have been women, and I made this one for a special lady out there, whom I do not yet know.

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Seven Sorrows of Mary, also known as the Seven Dolors, are contemplated through the seven sets of seven Aves and seven Paters. This devotion to the Blessed Mother originates in the thirteenth century. On the Seven Sorrows chaplet, we meditate upon the Seven Sorrows the Virgin Mother endured by witnessing the life and death of her Son, Our Lord Jesus.

This Seven Sorrows rosary was created with 5 x 7 mm Mother of Pearl glass beads, linked with the Seven Sorrows medals.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Black Scapular Rosary



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This rosary is made from black lacquered wooden beads. The Aves are a smooth oval bead and the Paters are carved round beads, making it easy to feel the difference with one's fingers. The center is a cutout scapular center and the crucifix is a Papal crucifix. Both are base metal.

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