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, November 5, 2010

Mother of the Poor

Our blessed Mother in Heaven, the Mother of God, is certainly the Mother of the Poor, as she is the mother of all. This rosary was made with another mother in mind as well, Blessed Mother Teresa, who cared for the poor, sick and unwanted of society for most of her life.

I recently had a request from an online friend to create a Mother Teresa rosary for her mother who is going to be having knee surgery this month. In thinking about beads and putting all the parts together, I thought, "It has to be blue and white, the colors of Mother Teresa's habit." Would we recognize Mother Teresa without her blue and white? I'm not sure, we have only ever seen her in her signature blue and white, blue for the Virgin Mary.

For this rosary, I chose 6 mm blue opal glass beads for the Aves -- they have just the slightest hint of blue -- and 8 mm Blue millefiori glass beads for the Paters -- they have a beautiful yellow flower on opposite sides. I capped the Paters with silver flower petal caps. The Aves and Paters are separated with silver-lined white and silver-lined crystal seed beads. The center has the image of Mother Teresa on one side and a relic on the reverse. The simple crucifix is a clover shape and has a white enamel background with a silver corpus.

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SOLD -- can be recreated

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