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.
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.
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.