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, January 21, 2011

Spirit of Reparation

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This black cocoa wood rosary features the image of Ecce Homo on the center -- the image of Our Lord during His passion and death. The crucifix is a simple design. The Ave beads are 7 x 9mm oval coco wood lacquered in black and the Paters are 7mm carved round cocoa wood.



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Sunday, January 9, 2011

St. Michael the Archangel

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 I recently went looking back on my blog to find pictures of the rosary I made for my son's Confirmation this past year and I couldn't find them. Then I checked my photo files and they weren't there, which leads me to believe I never took pictures of it.

My youngest son Noah took St. Michael the Archangel as his patron saint and Confirmation name and I wanted to make for him a rosary that would remind him to ask his patron for intercessory prayers and to follow his example as a mighty soldier of Christ. And because my third son has a beautiful head of red hair, I was attracted to the beautiful color of the beads.

The beads are 8 mm goldstone, and if you click on the image of the center below you can see the flecks of light reflected in the bead. Goldstone is actually a type of glittery man-made glass, and according to folklore it was an accidental discovery in an Italian monastery. The tiny glittery specks in brown goldstone are actual flecks of copper.



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The center is pewter with the image of St. Michael and "St. Michael Pray for Us" stamped around the edge.





The ornate crucifix, also pewter, is large and heavy and I had my son's name and date of his Confirmation engraved on the back.






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Car Rosaries

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A dear friend asked me to create for her some car rosaries to give as gifts at Christmas. I posted a few of them before Christmas and below are the rest. Each one is unique and I was very happy with them. They can all be recreated. 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.


This rosary, modeled after this one, is so beautiful and feminine. The Aves are 8 mm purple Druk glass and the Pater is an 8mm ivory Druk glass bead with brass caps, separated with iridescent purple and ivory glass seed beads. The unique Madonna center and crucifix are studded with pearls.

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This rosary is probably my very favorite in the bunch (though I think every rosary I make is my favorite). The Aves and Paters are 8mm red, green and white millefiori glass beads. The Pater is capped with silver flower petal caps and they are separated by silver-lined gray and silver-lined crystal glass seed beads. The center is an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.



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This rosary was also one of my favorites. Brightly colored and sparkling with light, the Aves and Pater are 8mm two-tone blue and green glass, with caps on the Pater, separated with silver-lined crystal and aqua colored glass seed beads. The center is unique, diamond shaped with the initials, IHS, of Our Lord in the center.



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This car rosary is made with 8 mm green tiger eye Aves and an 8 mm capped black Onyx Pater separated by silver-lined gray and black glass seed beads. The center is a Miraculous Medal image of Our Lady with an M and a cross in the center.



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