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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Little Flower

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Like the pretty blue rosary below, this is another perfect rosary for a young girl.

The Ave beads are 6 mm pink aurora borealis glass beads, the Paters are base metal roses, and the center is an enamel depiction of the St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower.




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Angel of God My Guardian Dear

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This pretty little rosary is a perfect rosary for a beginner -- maybe as a gift for a First Holy Communion or First Confession. The Ave beads are 6 mm blue aurora borealis glass beads, the Paters are base metal roses, and the center is an enamel depiction of the Guardian Angel.



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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jesus Carries the Cross

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This is another of the car rosaries I created recently, using some brass pieces instead of silver. The beads are 8 mm brecciated red agate, and the Pater is capped with bronze caps. The crucifix and center are antique brass, the image of Jesus carrying the cross is stamped on the center.

The magnetic clasp makes it easy to disconnect and connect again, so you can grab it for prayer time and hang it back up when you're done.


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Our Lady of Grace

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I was very busy a few weeks ago creating car rosaries for a dear friend to give for Christmas gifts. I was really pleased with all of them (and hope she was, and the recipients are, too) and wanted to post them here to give you an idea of what can be done for a rosary to hang from your rear view window. The magnetic clasp makes it easy to disconnect and connect again, so you can grab it for prayer time and hang it back up when you're done.



 


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This car rosary is made with 6mm mother of pearl Aves, an 8mm aurora borealis with silver caps, all separated with white pearl and silver-lined crystal glass seed beads. The center is Our Lady of Grace and the crucifix is a pretty beribboned style -- all very feminine.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Gate of Heavenly Rest

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When I saw this crucifix with the scene of the Crucifixion on it, I found it so unique that I bought it even though I had no particular rosary in mind. Though not expensive, I find it beautiful and I wanted to find just the right parts. Paired with these mother of pearl Aves, the 8 mm purple Czech Druk glass Paters, and this beautiful image of Our Heavenly Mother I think it is just perfect. The center has a back that rotates showing the Glorious, the Sorrowful and the Joyful Mysteries. The beads are separated with silver lined crystal and purple glass seed beads and the Paters are surrounded by pewter caps and round silver beads.








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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Adventus

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The word "advent" comes from the Latin word "adventus" which means "coming." I have to keep reminding my children that Advent means Christ is coming, not here. Coming in the future, not here in the present (in other words, we must wait). I think that's why I love the color purple so much in our liturgical calendar. The color purple, the color of penitence, offers a visual separation from Christmas. While we are seeing purple (and rose) it is not yet Christmas.

When I pulled these glass beads out of my stash and paired them with these gold beads and antique brass pieces, it just looked like Advent to me: adventus -- coming.






The Aves are 6mm purple glass beads, separated with gold and metallic purple glass seed beads. The Paters are 8 mm round, gold, Czech Druk glass beads capped with antique brass. The center is an antique brass medal with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Miraculous image of Mary. The crucifix is large, and beautifully ornate.



$36, plus mailing and insurance ($4 in U.S.)

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Blessed Among Women


When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? Luke 1: 41-43

  

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This tenner rosary is made with 6mm blue fossil Ave beads, strung with white pearl and blue glass seed beads. The Pater, capped with silver caps and Swarovski crystal bicone beads is a grooved, vintage, white milk glass bead.



The center is a Pewter Miraculous Medal with blue crystals and the crucifix is matching Pewter with blue crystals.


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Mother of Christ Jesus

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And Mary said: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed. The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him. Luke 1: 46-50


 
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This tenner rosary is made with 6mm jasper Aves, separated by ivory and antique brass glass seed beads. The Paters is an 8mm brown goldstone bead capped with antique brass bead caps.

The center and the crucifix are vintage pieces. The center has the image of the Madonna on one side of the heart, and the initials IHS on the reverse.


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Suffering Servant

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So they took Jesus, and carrying the cross himself he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha. John 19:16-17

This tenner rosary is made with 6mm black onyx Aves, separated by black and gold glass seed beads. They are strung on a steel wire, with an antique brass heart-shaped center, depicting the image of Our Suffering Servant carrying the cross. The Pater is an 8 mm obsidian bead capped with antique brass caps. The crucifix is an antique brass matching the center.





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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

St. Michael, protect us

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It has been my pleasure recently to make several St. Michael rosaries for men who are, or are becoming, soldiers. All have been gifts, and all are men I do not even know, but am pleased to arm with one weapon they can use at any time to combat evil. One soldier is in Afghanistan now, if you would remember him in your prayers. His name is Michael and he is a physician. He is most definitely in need of prayers, both for his physical and spiritual safety. St.Michael the Archangel, protect us!





This rosary is made with 6 mm poppy jasper Aves, 8 mm round metal Paters -- they have great texture, a St. Michael the archangel center and a beautiful beribboned crucifix.





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