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.

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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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.

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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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