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, March 21, 2016

Good and Faithful Servant St. Joseph Rosary

“He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife. He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying: ‘Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.’” -- St. Bernardine of Siena

This beautiful blue tenner rosary honors Our Lord's earthly father, patron of our earthly fathers, workers and unborn children. 

It is made with 6mm Swarovski capri blue crystals, hand wrapped with 20 gauge vintage bronze wire. The Our Father is an 8mm Swarovski irridescent capri blue crystal cradled with beautiful filigree bronze bead caps. The Our Father bead and the medal are set apart with 4mm bicone Swarovski irridescent capri blue crystals. 

The crucifix is a small 1-1/8" bronze crucifix, and the medal is 3/4" -- an image of St. Joseph holding the Infant Jesus, and both are solid bronze, hand-cast from vintage pieces. 

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

This rosary and others are available in my Etsy shop.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Blue Iris Madonna Rosary

"Blue Iris, also called Sword Lily, from its sword-like foliage, was regarded as a symbol of Our Lady's Sorrows according to Simeon's words to Mary during the Presentation of Jesus in the temple: "And a sword shall pierce thy soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed". -- University of Dayton Marian Library

This rosary, with the image of Our Blessed Mother at its center, is the perfect rosary for the woman in your life, or a gift for yourself. It would also be a beautiful Confirmation gift or for a neophyte at Easter, or even Mother's Day. 

The beads are 6mm fire-polished round Czech glass, in a color called blue iris -- with shades from teal green, leaf green, midnight blue, deep purple and plum. The colors are more vivid that I was able to catch with a camera lens. The beads are linked with nickel pins and chain.

The center and crucifix are nickel. The center is 3/4" and the crucifix is 2".

The rosary comes in a white gift box. Visit my Etsy shop to this and more rosaries and reigious jewelry.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sacred Heart Mother of Pearl Rosary

"Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us." -- Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

This rosary is made with beautiful 4x6mm oval Mother of Pearl Hail Mary beads and 6x9mm oval Swarovski crystal Our Father beads. The beads are linked with nickel silver eyepins and chain.

The Sacred Heart center is made from pewter and is 3/4" high, and the crucifix, also made from pewter, a beautiful scrolled style, is 2" high.

This rosary is nice and heavy and the beads are large enough for even large hands. The center and crucifix are nice and heavy.

The rosary comes in a white gift box. It is available in my Etsy shop.