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.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Job's Tears

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A dear lady contacted me recently with a request for an Our Lady of Sorrows chaplet made from Job's Tears beads. We agreed on the materials, and then she decided that she'd like a rosary made with Job's Tears for a friend who is a priest. And when we worked out the details on that she decided that she'd like two more Our Lady of Sorrows chaplets and another rosary.

It was a real pleasure to make these items for her and I hope that the recipients of her gifts are using their prayerful beads often.


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This Seven Sorrows Chaplet is made with the beautiful Job's Tears beads linked with medals representing the Seven Sorrows Of Mary.

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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.

The Job's Tears bead is not a man-made bead, but the hard outer shell of the fertile female flower of the Job's Tears plant,
C. lacryma-jobi. The origin of the name is the Old Testament Job who endured great suffering. Many people who string rosaries with Job's Tears also call them Mary's Tears and Christ's Tears. Job's Tears come in many natural colors, from white to gray to brown.

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This rosary is made with the Job's Tears beads, a beautiful scrolled pewter Scapular center and a uniquely feminine scroll pewter crucifix.

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This rosary was created with the Job's Tears beads, one of my favorite pewter Scapular centers and a Pewter Papal crucifix.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Miraculous Mary

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I created several rosaries with some beautiful blue glass pearls that I found months ago at a local bead shop. A recent request for another had me scouring the pearl bowl at the bead shop for more of those pretty blue pearls. I found several different shades and recently made this five-decade rosary with them, as well as some car rosaries for someone else.

These beads are 8 mm glass pearls in a gorgeous shade of Wedgwood blue. The pewter center is a cut out Miraculous Medal and the unique Pewter crucifix has a heart at each tip, representing Christ's incredible love for us, as well as the undying love His mother has for Him.

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Divine Mercy Rosary

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After receiving a request to make a Divine Mercy rosary, I was really happy to find this beautiful center. Made from pewter, it has a very nice image of the Divine Mercy Jesus, and the words "Jesus I trust in you" inscribed on the back. The very pretty pewter crucifix is a nice match, I think. And the crystal and ruby beads are reminiscent of the red and white beams in the Divine Mercy image.



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