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.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Our Lady of Guadalupe for the poor





Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Mystical Rose,
make intercession for holy Church,
protect the sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke you in their necessities,
and since you are the ever Virgin Mary
and Mother of the true God,
obtain for us from your most holy Son
the grace of keeping our faith,
of sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life
of burning charity, and the precious gift
of final perseverance.

Amen.





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This rosary, with Our Lady of Guadalupe at its center, is made with 6mm, faceted snow quartz Ave beads, 8mm capri blue Swarovski crystals Pater beads, capped with fluted nickel caps and flanked by 4mm bicone Swarovski capri blue AB crystals. 


The beads are hand wrapped with 20-gauge, tarnish-free silver wire. The center and crucifix are set apart by the same 4mm bicone Swarovski capri blue AB crystals. The wire-wrapping makes this rosary extra durable and virtually unbreakable.




The center and crucifix are nickel.









All of the proceeds from the sale of this rosary will go to Food for the Poor to build permanent homes for residents of earthquake-stricken Haiti who are still living in tents.




Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dispenser of Grace

I love the colors of this rosary...almost no bead is the same color as another. They are like graces from heaven...none like another. 

"O merciful dispenser of divine graces, Mary most holy, mother of the Eternal incarnate Word who has crowned you with his immense wisdom, look upon the greatness of my sorrow and grant me the graces I need so much."




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The rosary is made with 6mm fancy jasper Ave beads in colors ranging from gold to gray to green to deep red. The Pater beads are 8mm poppy jasper -- deep red with veins of green and gray -- capped with beautiful, bronze filigree caps. The beads are hand wire-wrapped with 22 gauge vintage bronze wire. 






The clover style crucifix and unique Miraculous Medal center are solid bronze, hand cast from vintage pieces. They are set apart with 4mm bicone Swarovski crystals.








Monday, October 7, 2013

St. Nicholas tenner


"Loving God, we thank you for
the example of St Nicholas,
who fed the hungry,
brought hope to the imprisoned,
gave comfort to the lost,
and taught the truth to all. 
May we strive to imitate him
by putting you first in all we do. 
Give us the courage, love and strength
of St Nicholas, so that, like him,
we may serve you through loving
our brothers and sisters. Amen."
-by Amy Welborn

This St. Nicholas tenner is made with 8mm mountain "jade" (a high-grade dolomite marble from Asia) beads. The  beads are hand wire-wrapped with 20 gauge vintage bronze. The Pater is capped with filigree bronze caps. The St. NIcholas medal and crucifix are hand cast in solid bronze from vintage pieces. The medal and crucifix and Pater are set apart by 4mm bicone Swarovski crystals.





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Thursday, October 3, 2013

White Lily of the resplendent Trinity rosary



"Hail white lily of the ever peaceful and glorious Trinity! 
Hail, effulgent rose, the delight of Heaven, 
Of whom the King of Heaven was born and by whose milk He was nourished! Nourish our souls by the effusions of thy Divine influences." 





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This rosary is very delicate looking, with the open filigree Paters and the chain between the beads. The Ave beads are 6mm natural caramel-colored mother of pearl, and the Pater beads are 9mm brass filigree. The chain is made from vintage bronze (the core is brass) wire and is handmade. Though the rosary is very light, and puddles nicely in one's hand, it is durable enough for everyday use. 




 The fleur-de-lis crucifix and scroll center are made from solid bronze and are hand cast from vintage pieces.












This rosary is available at my Etsy shop with all the proceeds to be donated to our local Pregnancy Decision Health Center, committed to greater compassion for women facing an unplanned pregnancy.