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, February 25, 2011

St. Michael, Glorious Prince of Heavenly Armies

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I was asked to make this rosary for the mother of a soldier who was being deployed to Afghanistan. There is no doubt this rosary has received a work out, and Our Blessed Mother and St. Michael have receive some powerful prayer requests for intercession. 

The beads are 6mm Swarovski white pearls with silver caps on the Paters. The center is a pewter St. Michael medal and the crucifix, also pewter, is small and simple.






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Can be recreated with the same crucifix and center. It would also be beautiful with a First Holy Communion center or with another patron saint center for Confirmation. Contact me for a price.

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Remember to Pray Bracelet

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 I recently re-made a bracelet I had made myself a few years ago, and I love the new look. Previously a link bracelet with just crystal beads and the PRAY bead, I re-made it with more silver, a chunkier look, and a little Celtic cross. It's a great style to wear every day -- it can dress up an outfit or fit right it with some other pretty bangles.




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The beads are clear, 6mm bicone, Swarovski crystals and 8 mm fluted, sliver-plated pewter. The PRAY bead is sterling, as is the Celtic cross. The ring and bar toggle clasp is sterling.

Can be recreated. Contact me for a price.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Tenner


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This one-decade tenner is made from caramel Mother of Pearl Ave beads linked in bronze with a Pink Opal Pater capped in bronze. The bronze Scapular/Our Lady of Mt. Carmel medal and the crucifix are hand cast from vintage pieces.





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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Baptismal Rosary

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This rosary was created as a gift for the baptism of a baby boy. I have not made many Baptismal rosaries, so it was a pleasure to pick out the individual components for this one. The Aves are 6mm Blue Lace Agate -- a soft blue stone with some light variation in color. The Paters are 8 mm Mother of Pearl. The center is a pretty Miraculous Medal and the crucifix is simple, with tiny flowers at each point.




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Can be recreated


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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

St. Michael, Protector of the Military

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I was recently privileged to work with a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps to create a St. Michael chaplet. He and I worked together to find just the right parts, from the Aves and Paters, to the Scapular center and, finally, a medal with the image of St. Michael on one side and the the USMC emblem on the other. It is such a pleasure for me to work with someone who wants to create a special rosary or chaplet because I know how very special that sacramental will become, and how well used it will be.



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The Aves are 6 mm blue fossil beads, the Paters are 8mm intricate pewter beads and they are linked together in the pattern of the St. Michael chaplet -- nine groups of three. The center is a pewter Scapular image and the St. Michael medal is also pewter, with the image of the USMC emblem stamped on the reverse side.









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