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, December 1, 2009

Refuge of Sinners

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The color purple, in the Church, is the color for repentance -- true sorrow for sin. And as such, this beautiful rosary is the perfect tool for atonement. My dear, long-distance friend Renee contacted me recently to create a rosary for her (to be a Christmas gift from her husband). After thinking about what she wanted, she decided on purple, and creamy white, and this beautiful crucifix and center set, seen with this rosary. I think Renee made a beautiful choice -- these colors are rich and reflective and royal -- the perfect combination for supplication to Our Lord through His Blessed Mother -- Refuge of Sinners.




The Ave beads are violet Czech druk glass beads, and the Paters are a soft creamy white druk glass, and all are set apart by deep purple Czech glass and soft gold Japanese seed beads.


SOLD

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary

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I hope you don't think I'm proud if I say this is one of the prettiest rosaries I've ever made, appropriately posted here on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Of course, it has nothing to do with me, I simply put the parts together. The individual parts are beautiful and combined they are stunning.

The pewter center has gold and silver tones and features a profile of the Madonna surrounded by tiny glass pearls. The gold and silver tone pewter crucifix matches. The 8 mm druk glass beads from the Czech Republic are a gold-cinnamon color, and the Paters are between antique brass spacers. The links and chains are gold-tone.

SOLD

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Dogwood Tree

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I recently bought these dark brown opaque glass beads and then I wasn't sure what I would do with them. I really like dark brown -- it's such a rich color, but they needed the right center and crucifix to make a pretty rosary. When I saw this gold Dogwood crucifix and center, I knew I found the right match. There is a legend that Jesus was crucified on a Dogwood tree. It goes:

"It is said at the time of the Crucifixion, the dogwood was comparable in size to the oak tree and other monarchs of the forest. Because of its firmness and strength it was selected as the timber for the Cross, but to be put to such a cruel use greatly distressed the tree. Sensing this, the crucified Jesus in His gentle pity for the sorrow and suffering of all said to it: "Because of your sorrow and pity for My sufferings, never again will the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a gibbet. Henceforth it will be slender, bent and twisted and its blossoms will be in the form of a cross -- two long and two short petals. In the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints -- brown with rust and stained with red -- and in the center of the flower will be a crown of thorns, and all who see this will remember." - Fisheaters.com
The beads are 6 mm fire-polished, chocolate-colored opaque glass, and the center and crucifix are gold pewter.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Garnet Glass

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This rosary is sparkly and rich in color. I love the delicate 6 mm garnet colored fire-polished glass. The color is deep, but the light is reflected making them sparkle. The center is a silver-plated cutout Miraculous Medal and the crucifix is a silver-plated small, delicate design with a scallop on the ends.



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$23 plus shipping and insurance

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Silver Scapular

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I love a man's rosary. Most of the folks I see praying a rosary are women, and so, seeing a man pray the rosary is a special thing to witness. I suppose that's why I enjoy making a rosary for a man. Not that this rosary is exclusively for a man, but it is more masculine than a pretty sparkly glass rosary, or a pastel pearl rosary.

This rosary is made from light brown coco wood beads, with the Paters being carved round rosettes and the Aves being smooth ovals. The beautiful center is a silver plated Scapular heart, and the pretty silver plated crucifix is one of my favorites, with "IHS" on the arms and the top.


SOLD
$26.00 plus shipping and insurance

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Brass Scapular and White Howlite Beads

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The individual parts of this rosary just seem to meant to be together. I bought these 6 mm white howlite beads, simply because I thought they looked interesting. I really had no idea what I'd do with them. And then I put them next to this beautiful antique brass Scapular center and crucifix. Pretty. But separated with the brass spacers, the pale copper Japanese seeds beads and black copper Czech beads, which appear almost blue and copper on this rosary (but are the ones on the rosary below this post that take on the brown of the obsidian), all the parts are perfect. Elegant, even sacred with Our beautiful Jesus in the center, and perfect.





$27 plus shipping and insurance
SOLD
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Behold the Man for Father Tony

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Our associate pastor has been reassigned and is leaving this week for his new parish where he will be pastor. We have certainly become very fond of Father Tony. He is a young, sweet man with an obvious love for God and his vocation. We have had the pleasure of being his parishioners almost since he was assigned at our parish straight from seminary in Rome. God bless Fr. Tony in this next step on his path of service to God.

This rosary I created for Fr. Tony is made with mahogany obsidian 8 mm beads, set apart with black hexagonal glass Japanese seed beads, and black copper (which appear brown) Czech beads. The Paters are set apart with antique brass spacers. The center is Ecce Homo, Behold the Man, in antique brass, and the crucifix is also in antique brass.




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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Opal Glass

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This rosary is made with some of my favorite beads. I have many favorite colors, but I love these opal glass beads because they are no one color, because they are every color. Though mostly milky white, they reflect color from around them while maintaining their milky whiteness. They 8 mm large and on this rosary are matched with a pretty, yet simple, Madonna center with the Sacred Heart image on the reverse. The crucifix has simple lines, but is elegant with the beads. Both the center and crucifix are silver-tone base metal.

SOLD
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Purest Mother

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This simple white rosary is like Our Blessed Mother, pure and simple. The beads are round Mother of Pearl beads, the Aves are 6 mm and the Paters are 8 mm. The center is a silver plate cutout Miraculous Medal and the crucifix is a dainty, silver plate scrolled style.


$24, plus shipping and insurance
SOLD

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Antique Brass and Caramel

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I bought these caramel mother of pearls beads a while ago. Each time I started a rosary, I would pick them up and look at them, and put them down to use something else. I did the same thing with this beautiful brass center and crucifix. They were so beautiful that the rosary I used them on needed to be just right. I just didn't know what it needed in order to be just right.


Yesterday I was rummaging through some supplies I had stashed in a basket when I came across a bag of beads from "discarded" rosaries. Sometimes folks give me broken bits of rosaries that they just don't know what to do with because it's wrong to throw away a rosary if you don't know if it's been blessed. And so, I have a collection of rosary bits and pieces that I occasionally use to make new rosaries. In the bag were a few decades of a rosary made with these beautiful white grooved milk glass beads. When I saw them, I realized what I needed for the caramel Mother of Pearl beads, and brass crucifix and centerpiece.

This strung rosary is made with 6 mm caramel Mother of Pearl Ave beads (which is actually the natural color of Mother of Pearl), 7 mm white milk grooved glass Pater beads, separated with Japanese crystal seed beads and Czech white pearl beads. The Miraculous center and crucifix are antiqued brass.


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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pink Glass Seven Sorrows



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I've had a little time lately to create some rosaries with supplies I have on-hand. It's nice to pick through my beads and decide what I feel like making.

This Seven Sorrows Chaplet is made with 6 mm peachy pink glass beads and Seven Sorrows medals.

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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.

SOLD

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blue Goldstone Lourdes Rosary

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Many people have said, or written to me, that my pictures do not do my rosaries justice. I don't take that as a criticism of my photography, rather a compliment to my rosaries. This rosary, I can tell you right now, is far more beautiful in person than in this picture. There is just no way to photograph these beautiful blue goldstone beads and make them look like they do in real life. They sparkle in such a way that the camera just cannot catch. Paired with this Lourdes Water pewter center and Lourdes Chapel crucifix, it is a stunning rosary (even if I do say so myself).

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$33 plus shipping and insurance

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

For the New Priest

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We had a wonderful deacon at our parish during the past year. He was a seminarian at the local Pontifical College Josephinum, a beautiful, reverent man full of joy for the Lord. I posted this homily of his at Praying for Grace, and I will always remember that lovely story during my Advent preparation.

Deacon Victor left our parish and finished his schooling in May. He returned to his home state of Wisconsin to be ordained. He will be a fabulous priest, I am certain. I created a rosary for him because I want him to know how much I have faith in him as an awesome man of God.

The beads of this rosary are hematite, the Aves are oval and he Paters are round. I've mentioned before that I really like the hematite because it warms up in your hands. The center is a pewter Scapular center, and the crucifix, also pewter, is large and masculine, but beautiful.



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Friday, May 29, 2009

On Fire for Our Lady

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This pretty rosary was created for a young lady for her Confirmation. The garnet red 6 mm crystal beads were used not only to represent the fire of the Holy Spirit, but because garnet is her birthstone. The silver-plated crucifix is very delicate and lacy, and the silver-plate center is a pretty Our Lady cutout with a wreath of flowers around her head.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beautiful Mother

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This pretty pearl rosary is just so Mary, so pure and sweet and soft -- everything we want our mother to be when she wraps us in her loving arms. The beads are soft peach glass pearls and the Madonna center and pretty, petite crucifix have a silver plate finish.




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SOLD


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Friday, May 22, 2009

Olive Wood Scapular

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A request for an olive wood rosary precipitated the creation of this rosary. The olive wood beads are beautiful -- they have a gorgeous color and grain, and they feel really good in your hands. The center is a cut out scapular.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Mother of Pearl Seven Sorrows

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I finally have had a little time to create some extras -- rosaries to have on hand. It's nice to have some things around if a friend needs one in a hurry.

This Seven Sorrows chaplet is made with pretty Mother of Pearl oval beads. The colored medals have become very popular and so I used them with the Mother of Pearl beads, which I think looks very pretty.


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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.

SOLD


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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fire of the Holy Spirit

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I recently received a request to create a rosary for Confirmation using the color red, not only the favorite color of the Confirmande, but the unofficial color of Confirmation, as it represents the fire of the Holy Spirit. Lately I haven't had much opportunity to be completely creative, as most of the requests I fill for rosaries are pretty specific. And so it was a real pleasure to chose the beads, center and crucifix for this rosary.



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The beads are a beautiful Venetian glass that are red with a white and green flower. The center is a two-tone gold-plated pewter Miraculous medal and the crucifix is a pretty two-tone scrolled design made of gold-plated pewter.


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Heavenly Mother Pretties for Mother's Day

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It's really pretty fun for me when an occasion for gift-giving comes along. I get to pick out pretty new beads and supplies and create something with my own two hands. This past Mother's Day both my husband's mother and my own received new pretties.


My mom really likes bracelets -- she always has on two or three, but I noticed lately that she has a lot of silver and not much gold. So I created this Remember bracelet (remember to pray) with a gold Miraculous Medal. The bracelet is strung with Swarovski bicone crystals in clear and blue, light blue (they're almost white, but not quite) glass pearls, Swarovski gold and crystal rondelles, and tiny gold balls. The centerpiece is a tiny Miraculous Medal charm in gold. My mom was really happy with it.

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My husband's mom received this pair of sterling silver Miraculous Medal earrings. These are a little different from the style I usually make and I really like these little dangles. The bead above the medal is a Swarovski bicone cystal. The earring is a spring-back hook.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

First Holy Communion Pretty


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My daughter's very special friend (and the daughter of my very special friend) is going to be receiving her First Holy Communion in a couple of weeks. Her mama mentioned that she did not have a crucifix to wear with her pretty dress, so I created this one just for her.

The crucifix is sterling silver gold-plated and strung on a wire with Japanese crystal seed beads and Czech white pearl beads, with a gold filled necklace clasp.


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Thursday, April 30, 2009

1,000th Post Rosary

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I celebrated my 1,000th post at Praying for Grace last week. To celebrate, I gave away a rosary. Because my 1,000th post was on the Feast of Mercy, and about Divine Mercy Sunday, I decided to make it a Divine Mercy rosary.

Made with handmade 8 mm blue and white pearl polymer clay beads, glazed and strung with Czech glass crystal and Japanese pearl seed beads in between. The center is a pewter Divine Mercy center and the crucifix is a beautiful carved pewter crucifix.

Congratulations to Ellen, whose name was drawn.



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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mother and Daughter

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These two rosaries were recently created for a mother, the Seven Sorrows Chaplet, and a daughter, for her First Holy Communion.

The Seven Sorrows Chaplet, created with the colored medals and the cocoa glass pearls from Jill's mother's bracelet, turned out very pretty I think. Its recipient found it to be very old-fashioned looking, which I'll take as a compliment.

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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I really fell in love with the First Holy Communion rosary. Originally her mother wanted it to be made with pink pearls. But what a time I had finding pink pearls -- they were all very peachy in color. I finally found these pink glass beads, sort of a pink tiger's eye. When I put them next to the center that I was using, I thought it was so pretty. The center is pewter with an enamel setting and the scrolled crucifix is pewter.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Luigi's Rosary

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About a month ago I received an email from a gentleman who was in possession of a broken rosary. He wondered could I fix it? I gave him directions to get the rosary in the mail and a week or so later it arrived. So did the rosary's story.

Part of the reason that I love working on broken rosaries is because each rosary has a story. I love to finger the beads that have been fingered by someone before me, especially old rosaries that have had many prayers. The rosary that arrived belonged to the gentleman's wife's great-grandfather, Luigi.

Luigi, apparently, was an interesting man. He was "chased" out of Italy by the fascists and he moved his family to northern California. Though he was an educated man, he arrived speaking no English and could not work as a laborer. He helped many other Italians immigrate to America and helped them find homes and jobs, eventually creating the Italian Catholic Federation (click over to see his picture) to bring Italian immigrants back to their Catholic faith.

Luigi's rosary was gorgeous. Well, not at first, but what was underneath the tarnish was gorgeous. Apparently at some point a domestic worker in the family stole the crucifix from the rosary after Luigi died. And at some point one of the links broke, but other than the tarnish and the missing crucifix it was in pretty good shape -- quality workmanship.

I spent some hours polishing off the tarnish and after finishing a decade or two I was amazed at what was underneath.



This is not a great photo, but you can see how black the beads and chain were. At first, I thought the beads were hematite or another dark stone, but as soon as I started polishing I realized it was entirely sterling silver. After getting all the tarnish off, the owner and I worked on choosing the right crucifix and I repaired the broken link. And voila.



Luigi's rosary is hopefully as beautiful as it was when he held it in his own hands. It was a sincere privilege to work on it.




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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hematite Seven Sorrows Chaplet

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I recently had a request for a Seven Sorrows Chaplet made with the colored Seven Sorrows medals and hematite beads. I had never worked with hematite before, but I am now looking forward to the opportunity to use it again. What a gorgeous material -- these beads are deep, charcoal gray in color, and very heavy. What struck me the most about them, however, is that when your hand brushes up against the beads, they feel cold. But as soon as you hold them in your hand, they warm up and retain your body heat -- very nice!


This picture was taken in the sun coming in my front window, hence the strange pattern of light. Click on the image to see it close up.




This chaplet is made with 8 mm genuine hematite beads linked with colored Seven Sorrow medals representing the Seven Sorrows of Mary.

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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Thursday, April 2, 2009

An Auto Rosary for Me

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I feel badly that I have neglected this blog, but it's not because I haven't been making rosaries. On the contrary, I've been so busy making rosaries I don't have time write about them. I also have not been creating original works and there's no sense in posting pictures of rosaries I already have pictured.

Through this blog, I have become a popular source of Seven Sorrows Chaplets, and most of what I am creating these days has to do with the Seven Sorrows of Mary. She is speaking to me, eh? In fact, in some cases I am creating three and four of the same chaplet for folks to give as gifts. I don't mind the work, it's just not very creative to make four of the same rosary. I have to offer up the loss of creativity for the cause.

A few Sundays ago, I had about 30 minutes of spare time and decided to create a car rosary for myself. Being a rosary maker you'd think I'd have my own rosaries all over the place. Ha! Until I made this auto rosary I had one of my own rosaries. I give them all away.

I used the same beads for this rosary that I used in the Pro-Life rosary. I like these little squares. They are not only nice to finger, but they reflect the light beautifully in the car. They are separated by the palest blue Czech glass pearl beads and I used a large blue glass bead for the Pater. I chose a Divine Mercy center because I often pray the Divine Mercy chaplet in the car, and I used a log style crucifix. The magnetic clasp makes it easy for me to grab my rosary and then out it back when I am finished.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Seven Sorrows Colored Medals

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I recently received a request to make a Seven Sorrows of Mary Chaplet. This particular request came with a request to use medals with color pictures of the seven sorrows. A Canadian company carries them, and they are very pretty. This chaplet was created with 8 mm sapphire blue faceted glass beads linked with the colored medals.


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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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St. Michael for Mother and Son

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My husband's young first cousin has been battling with brain cancer for several years. He has gone through chemo and had surgeries several times, going into brief remissions followed by doctors finding new growth somewhere else in his brain. It's been an incredible battle, both in dealing with the treatments and then recovery from the treatments. Jimmy recently found out he has another tumor, one which is more aggressive than those before it, and he has started treatment again. He is fortunate to have his mother to take him for treatments -- they spend a lot of time together, traveling to appointments and spending long hours during treatments and testing. I know that each day his mother reads to him from the Magnificat, the daily readings and meditations. They also pray the rosary together. I thought that as Jimmy starts a new round of treatment that they might benefit from praying the St. Michael Chaplet. I created one for Jimmy and one for his mother, Ruthie.




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This St. Michael chaplet was created for Jimmy with 6 mm black onyx beads for the Hail Marys and 8 mm green and black glass beads for the Our Fathers. A silver tone carved bead serves as the center.


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This St. Michael chaplet was created for Ruthie with oval Mother of Pearl beads for the Hail Marys and 6 mm round Mother of Pearl beads for the Our Fathers.

You can find the text for the St. Michael Chaplet here.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

St. Michael Chaplet

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I have recently made several rosaries that are used to pray the St. Michael chaplet prayers. These are really very beautiful meditations, using the Our Father and Hail Mary to pray. I have posted the meditations, which are offered to St. Michael and nine choirs of angels. Several of the chaplets I made I was in a big hurry to get in the mail and I failed to photograph them. I plan to make more, though, so I'll get pictures of future rosaries.



This chaplet is made with light sapphire, amethyst and peridot green faceted 6 mm fire-polished glass beads for the Hail Marys, linked to crystal clear 8 mm faceted fire-polished glass beads for the Our Fathers.






This chaplet I actually made for myself, one of the few rosaries I've made myself. I used garnet, topaz and dark amethyst faceted 6 mm fire-polished glass beads for the Hail Marys, strung with crystal clear 8 mm faceted fire-polished glass beads, capped with silver finish caps, for the Our Fathers. The prayer beads are strung on steel cable with crystal Japanese seed beads and Czech pearl beads between.


The Chaplet of St. Michael

O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc.


[Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels]

1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.

2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection.
Amen.

3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.

4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominations may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions.
Amen.

5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.


6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.

7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.


8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven.
Amen.

9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven.
Amen.

Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.

Concluding prayers:
O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.


Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence.This we ask through the merits of
Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Amen.


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Remember Mother Mary

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The picture of this bracelet, I'm afraid, does not do it justice. I made this bracelet for Jill's
mother for Christmas. I've never made anything for her before. She's very young-looking (even though she has five years on me!), and dresses very hip. She has good taste. But, I wanted to make something special for her, something religious. I think she liked it and it looked really nice on her.

The pearl beads are Swarovski pearls, 6 mm in a beautiful light cocoa color, some of which are surrounded sterling silver caps. They are separated by tiny sterling silver balls, 8 mm Swarovski bicone crystal beads, and 4 mm Swarovski bicone amber-colored crystals. In the center is a beautiful, tiny, sterling silver Miraculous Medal -- a wonderful reminder to pray.


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Monday, January 5, 2009

Pretties for Christmas

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It seems like it's been a long time since I've posted here. We had a busy Christmas holiday, and I was busy making some gifts. I didn't get pictures of all of them, but I got a few to share with you.



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This rosary bracelet was made for my mother, and I made a slightly different version for my husband's mother for her birthday on December 22.

The beads are 8 mm Swarovski pearls, and the Hail Mary beads and Our Father bead are separated by three biconal Swarovski crystals. The chains, links, and clasp, as well as the crucifix, are sterling silver.

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I'm sorry that this is not the greatest picture of this pretty little bracelet. I made several of these for my nieces -- each with different colored crystals. One in pink, one in blue and one in pastel green. Strung on steel wire, the pearls are 8 mm Swarovski glass pearls and the crystals are biconal Swarovski crystals separated by sterling silver balls. The clasp is sterling.

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This pretty little necklace was made for a tiny little lady. Strung on a steel wire, the Czech glass pink pearl beads are separated by white Japanese seed beads with four Swarovski biconal pink crystal beads. It has a nickel charm and clasp.




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I made two of these sets for little girls down in Texas. The Czech pearl blue glass beads, separated by dark blue Japanese seed beads, are strung on steel wire with lapis lazuli colored glass beads. The bracelet and necklace have a matching nickel charm and nickel clasps.




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The lighting wasn't very good for this picture, but they look pretty anyway. The earrings on the left were made for an 86-year-old lady. I think it's a beautiful thing that she still wears earrings and her daughter contacted me on Christmas Day to say, "Mom loved the earrings - she has them on today." The ones on the right were given to me by my six-year-old daughter, but don't tell her I made them!

The sterling silver Miraculous Medals are just a smidge over half an inch long (9/16") and dangle from a sterling silver spring back pierced earring. My pair have a biconal Swarovski crystal above the Miraculous Medal.

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