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, August 28, 2014

Millefiori Seven Sorrows Chaplet

The devotion of praying the Seven Sorrows chaplet was instituted in the 13th century in honor of the Seven Sorrows the Blessed Virgin Mary endured by her Divine Son. It is practiced upon a chaplet made up of seven times seven beads, each section of seven beads are divided from the rest by larger or different beads, representing the seven principal sorrows of her life. Each Hail Mary and Our Father is prayed while meditating on one of each of the Seven Sorrows of Mary and special prayers are prayed on the beads below the center.

The Ave beads of this chaplet are gorgeous 8mm blue, yellow and millefiori glass beads and the Paters are 8mm capri blue Swarovski crystals with silver filigree caps.

The Miraculous Medal center is pewter and the Our Lady of Sorrows medal, also pewter, is a beautiful unique style, with the image of Our Lord with the crown of thorns on the reverse.

The beads are linked with 20 gauge fine silver wire and each pin is hand-turned with care, as are the connectors.

The chaplet comes in a white gift box.

This chaplet is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bread of Life rosary

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"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.'" John 6:35

This beautiful rosary center reminds us of Our Lord's words to us in sacred scripture.

The rosary is made with 6mm crazy lace agate Ave beads, which range in color from light tan to topaz and burnt orange to dark gray. The Pater beads are 8mm Swarovski topaz crystals, capped with lovely four-leaved bronze bead caps. 

The beads are wire-wrapped with strong 20 gauge vintage bronze wire for an almost indestructible rosary.

The center and crucifix are solid bronze, hand cast from vintage pieces.

Mary, Mother So Pure rosary

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“Mary, my dearest Mother, give me your heart so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate, so full of love and humility, that I may receive Jesus as you did and go in haste to give Him to others.”
~~ Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

The beautiful center of this rosary is the epitome of this quote from Blessed Mother Teresa. The profile of of Our Blessed Mother holding her infant child, Our Lord Jesus, creating the shape of a heart, which holds all of us, as her children.

The rosary is made with beautiful white 6mm faceted rose quartz Ave beads, and 8mm Swarovski capri blue aurora borealis Pater beads. 

The center is pewter with small crystals imbedded in the halo of Our Blessed Mother and the Infant Jesus.

The crucifix, also pewter, is a beautiful vintage style, substantial at 2 inches long.

The beads are linked with 20 gauge fine silver wire and each pin is hand-turned with care, as are the connectors. The center and crucifix are set apart with Swarovski 4mm bicone Capri blue crystals.