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.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Turquoise and Bronze

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I made this little bracelet to place in my son's girlfriend's Easter basket. It is made with 6mm turquoise beads, bronze eye pins and rings, a bronze toggle clasp and a crucifix hand cast in bronze from a vintage piece. I love that the turquoise beads have veins of the bronze color running through them. Very, very pretty. And God made them!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Who is like God?

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Did you know the name Michael means "Who is like God?" It was the cry of the great archangel Michael when he defeated Satan. It is St. Michael we turn to in times of spiritual danger because he will defend us against evil.

The recipient of this rosary knows the value of having St. Michael on his side -- he is a little man receiving his First Holy Communion.

This rosary is a link rosary made with Chinese jade beads -- the Paters are capped with pewter -- a pewter St. Michael the Archangel center and a pewter crucifix.



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Thursday, April 14, 2011

On Fire for Jesus and Mary

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I recently had a request to make a tenner rosary for a lovely, new, online friend, and my first thought was that this lady is on fire for her faith. She is the author of Truth Himself -- a very inspiration blog about the Eucharist. She is the definition of "on fire" for Jesus and Mary, and I chose the beads accordingly.


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The Aves are 6mm honey jade, and the Pater is an 8mm Swarovski crystal in Fireopal -- a blend of red and gold. The Pater is capped with bronze caps and the beads are separated with gold and red Japanese seed beads. The crucifix and Miraculous Medal are hand cast in solid bronze from vintage pieces.



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Monday, April 11, 2011

Cause of Our Joy

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Another pretty bracelet made for a dear long distance friend -- the cause of my joy, in addition to Our Blessed Mother. I'm getting the hang of wrapping and have started my first wrapped rosary.

The bracelet is made from bronze wire-wrapped mother of pearls beads, has a Miraculous medal hand cast in bronze from a vintage piece, and a hand cast bronze toggle clasp. The earrings are made with bronze ear wires, hand-wrapped mother of pearl beads capped in copper and bicone Swarovski crystals in Crystal and Indian Pink.


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