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, June 30, 2011

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us


I am getting a bit quicker in making these hand-wrapped rosaries. Just a few weeks ago it was taking me several weeks to make one, now I can make one in less than a week. Still very labor-intensive, but much better. This rosary is made with a heavier gauge wire than the previous two, which makes it less dainty, but probably more durable in the long run. It feels practically indestructible.

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The Aves are 6mm blueberry quartz -- a beautiful transparent blue bead, and the Paters are 7mm mother of pearl beads capped with copper bead caps. The center is a Our Lady of Lourdes center, solid bronze, hand cast from a vintage piece, as is the beautiful matching crucifix. They are connected with 20 gauge bronze wire, each bead hand wrapped.


If you are interested in a recreation of this rosary, contact me by leaving a comment or using my email address found in the sidebar


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