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, March 24, 2011

Comforter of the Afflicted

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I have great confidence in Our Blessed Mother to care for her earthly children in their time of need. She is sympathetic to our needs, whether they are physical or spiritual. My 19-year-old niece recently started battling thyroid cancer and has had several surgeries in the past month or so. I wanted to give her something to remind her that Our Blessed Mother understands her suffering and will be faithful in her prayers when asked. This sweet little bracelet is featherlight, and very delicate, but Mother Mary is always there -- a constant reminder of consolation.

 The bracelet is made with 6mm Blue Lace Agate, capped with copper caps and hand-wrapped with bronze wire. The tiny Miraculous Medal is hand cast from solid bronze. The bar and toggle clasp is also hand cast bronze. The matching earrings are also made with the 6mm Blue Lace Agate, copper caps and hand-wrapped with bronze wire, with a tiny Swarovski bicone crystal on the bottom, and hooked on French bronze wires.




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Friday, March 18, 2011

Pope John Paul II, the Great

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I was recently asked to create a special rosary for a young John Paul for his First Holy Communion, and after finding this great antique bronze center, his mom decided that it was the one. Paired with an antique bronze crucifix, blue dumortierite Aves, and dark red brecciated agate Paters with bronze caps, the John Paul II center is the stunning center of a very handsome rosary.











The 6mm blue dumortierite Aves, and the 8mm brecciated agate Paters are strung with silver-lined glass and gold glass seed beads on stainless flexwire.



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Monday, March 7, 2011

Ora et labora

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 A dear friend recently asked me to create a rosary for her husband. Wanting it to be just right, and one which would last for a long time, she wrangled with the decisions -- what beads? what center? which crucifix is just right? I think she did a great job picking out the parts and it turned out to be a truly beautiful, yet very masculine rosary.





The Aves are 6mm lapis lazuli denim blue beads, and the Paters are 8 mm pewter beads with a textured surface. The center is a pewter St. Benedict medal and the crucifix is a very handsome pewter crucifix.


 


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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Let no man put asunder

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"Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." Mt 19:6

I was recently entrusted with an assignment: to create a pair of wedding rosaries. While giddy with the prospect of creating such an important gift, I was also very nervous that this gift be just right. When I finished the two and placed them side by side, I was pleased with the result -- it was just what I was looking for. The traditional black and white, crystal and silver, the wedding centers, the elegant crucifix and the silver caps...they spoke to the beauty of the Nuptial Mass: traditional, elegant, light and beauty. They will last for a lifetime, providing the recipients with a memory of the day in which God witnessed and blessed this glorious sacrament.


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The bride's rosary is made with 6mm white Swarovski pearls, 8 mm Swarovski crystals capped in silver, sterling silver pins and chains, sterling wedding center and elegant sterling crucifix. The groom's rosary is made with 8mm black onyx beads, sterling pins and chains. His silver-capped, 8 mm Swarovski crystal beads, sterling wedding center and elegant crucifix are identical to the bride's.









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