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, May 18, 2014

Infant Baptismal rosaries




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"Surround this infant of God with goodness, and lead him in Your light each day"

This sweet little rosary is made with a new baby boy's Baptismal Day in mind. It would be a lovely gift for the tiny new Catholic.













The boy rosary is made with 5mm light blue Swarovski pearl Ave beads, and 6mm light sapphire round Swarovski crystals, capped with tiny scalloped silver bead caps. Each pin is hand turned with care, as are the connectors between the Pater beads. The girl rosary is made with 5mm Rosaline Swarovski pearl Ave beads, and 6mm Rosaline round Swarovski crystals, capped with tiny scalloped silver bead caps. 










The center is a diminutive Madonna center and attached to the center is a tiny pewter baby feet charm. The crucifix, and center are base metal. The pins and connectors are made with 20 gauge non-tarnishing silver wire.



The rosary comes in a white gift box.






All the proceeds of this rosary are to be donated to our local Pregnancy Decision Health Center, committed to greater compassion for women facing an unplanned pregnancy.



Friday, May 16, 2014

Consecration to Mary bracelet




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When I made my Consecration to the Blessed Mother, through St. Louis de Montfort's "True Devotion to Mary," I learned "we wear chains because we are her slaves." The wearing of chains is one of the outward signs those who consecrate themselves to Jesus and Mary keep as a way of keeping our pledge to Jesus and His mother new and real. It is a visible reminder that we can see all day, as we go about our daily lives of prayer and work.




From "True Devotion":
Of the outward signs, de Montfort says:
The fifth is the wearing of a small blessed chain either around the neck, on the arm, on the foot, or about the body. Strictly speaking, this practice can be omitted without affecting the essential nature of the devotion , but just the same it would be wrong to despise or condemn it, and foolhardy to neglect it. Here are the reasons for wearing this external sign:
(1) It signifies that we are free from the baneful chains of original and actual sin which held us in bondage.
(2) By it we show our esteem for the cords and bonds of love with which our Lord let himself be bound that we might be truly free.
(3) As these bonds are bonds of love, they remind us that we should do nothing except under the influence of love.
(4) Finally, wearing this chain recalls to us once more that we are dependent on Jesus and Mary as their slaves. Eminent people who had become slaves of Jesus and Mary valued these little chains so much that they were unhappy at not being allowed to trail them publicly like the slaves of the Muslims. These chains of love are more valuable and more glorious than the necklaces of gold and precious stones worn by emperors, because they are the illustrious insignia of Jesus and Mary, and signify the bonds uniting us to them. It should be noted that if the chains are not of silver, they should for convenience' sake at least be made of iron. They should never be laid aside at any time, so that they may be with us even to the day of judgment. Great will be the joy , glory and triumph of the faithful slave on that day when, at the sound of the trumpet, his bones rise from the earth still bound by the chain of holy bondage, which to all appearance has not decayed. This thought alone should convince a devout slave never to take off his chain, however inconvenient it may be.



This bracelet is made with copper square helm rings and non-tarnishing silver rings, linked in a beautiful parallel pattern. The rings are very sturdy and hold up well. I wear my bracelet every day and never take it off. Occasionally I polish it with Brasso, a polishing cloth, or just some toothpaste. The link is a copper hand-forged 17mm X 9mm hook and ring.






The length is 7.5", but I can remove a few links or add some to make it shorter or longer.

The bracelet comes in a white gift box.

You can purchase a bracelet at my Etsy shop.



Thursday, May 1, 2014

New Tenner Rosaries






This tenner rosary is devoted to the foster father of Jesus and devoted husband of Our Blessed Mother. The Ave beads are 6mm demortierite and the Pater is a 9mm blood red coral bead, with bronze caps. The Our Father bead and St. Joseph medal are set apart with 4mm dumortierite beads. 

A tenner rosary is a perfect rosary to keep in one's pocket or car for prayer "on the go."

The beads are wire wrapped with 20 gauge bronze wire, which makes a very durable rosary.

The beautiful 1" St. Joseph medal and 1.5" ornate crucifix are hand cast from solid bronze from vintage original pieces. The rosary measures 13.5" from end to end.

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This beautiful tenner rosary (one decade), dedicated to Our Blessed Mother's own mother St. Anne, is the perfect rosary for a woman's purse or pocket.

The beads are 6mm cream rose Swarovski pearl Aves and the Pater bead is an 8mm fuchsia Swarovski crystal with bronze filigree caps. The Pater and the St. Anne medal are set off by 4mm clear bicone Swarovski crystals. The beads are wired by hand with 20 gauge bronze wire for a very durable rosary.

The medal and crucifix are hand cast in solid bronze from vintage originals. The St. Anne medal is 1" long and the crucifix is 1.5" long. The tenner is 12.5" from end to end.


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This is a wire wrapped one decade pocket rosary, a tenner, dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. The tenner rosary is perfect for a pocket, purse, or to keep in the car for travel prayer.

The Avé beads are 6mm light grey Swarovski pearls. The Pater bead is a 8mm round capri blue Swarovski crystal, with bronze filigree caps. The Pater and the St. Michael medal are set apart with 4mm capri blue Swarovski crystal beads.

The beads are wired by hand with 20 gauge bronze wire for a very durable rosary.

The Miraculous medal and crucifix are hand cast in solid bronze from vintage originals. The Miraculous Medal is 1" long and the crucifix is 1.5" long. The tenner is 12.5" from end to end.


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This is a wire wrapped one decade pocket rosary, a tenner, dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel. The tenner rosary is perfect for a pocket, or to keep in the car for travel prayer.

The Avé beads are 8mm red coral gemstone beads. The Pater bead is a large bronze bead, embossed with a stem of leaves. The Pater and the St. Michael medal are set apart with 4mm bronze Swarovski crystal beads.

The beads are wired by hand with 20 gauge bronze wire for a very durable rosary.

The St. Michael medal and crucifix are hand cast in solid bronze from vintage originals. The St. Michael medal, with Our Blessed Mother on the reverse side, is 1" long and the crucifix is 1.75" long. The tenner is 13" from end to end.



These tenners are all available at my Etsy shop.