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.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ear Bobs

I usually don't post pics of earrings because I have such a hard time photographing them. I realized recently, however, that the kind with French wires hang beautifully from crystal cordial glasses. They make pretty subjects when arranged properly. ;-) The bottom pair have spring clip wires.

All are gone, but can easily be recreated for less than $10 -- just leave a comment.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Pink Glass


A week ago, in honor of our Blessed Mother's Feast Day, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, I gave away a pretty pink glass rosary at Praying for Grace. I want to post the pictures here as well because it can be recreated for anyone looking for a pink glass rosary, or the beautiful center or crucifix can be used with another style of bead.

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The Aves are 5 x 8 mm rondelles and the Paters are 8 x 10 mm rondelles, both in facted pink glass. The Paters are capped with silver flower petals. The center is an Immaculate Queen image, with the words "Immaculate Heart of Mary" stamped in the back. The crucifix is a beautiful design with a picot edge.

Can be recreated


Blue Opal Glass Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows of Mary


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I recently had a request for five Seven Sorrows Chaplets made just like this, but as is the case sometimes with the small companies from which I buy parts, only four sets of beads were immediately available. Fortunately the person requesting them was open-minded to substitutions and I found these beautiful blue opal glass beads in the same size and shape -- 6 mm faceted glass. I really like the color and I suspect I will be using will be more of it in the near future.

The Seven Sorrows Chaplet is prayed using these prayers, meditating on the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Mother.

This chaplet can be made with or without the medals, substituting beads instead.

SOLD, can be recreated