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.
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.
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.