Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sodalite Seven Sorrows Chaplet



And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed." (Luke 2: 34-35).




This devotion 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. 

The Ave beads of this chaplet are 6mm sodalite beads. Sodalite has shades of blue from light blue to deep royal-blue, and from grayish-blue to violet. The Paters are 8mm clear Swarovski crystals with brass twisted rope bead caps. The beads are wire-wrapped with 20 gauge bronze wire for a very durable chaplet. The center and medal are set apart with 4mm clear aurora borealis bicone Swarovski crystals.







The center of the chaplet is the heart of the Seven Sorrows and the medal is Our Lady of Sorrows. On the reverse is the depiction of the crucifixion. The center and the medal are solid bronze, hand cast from vintage originals.




The chaplet is available in my Etsy shop.

Friday, March 13, 2015

First Holy Communion Rosaries



I've been busy making some new First Holy Communion rosaries and they are in my shop. Please pop over if you have the need! There will be more to come!

I also have some pretty religious jewelry for the little First Communicant or Confirmand in your life.



































Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sacred Love Rosary



"Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, teach me an entire forgetfulness of myself, since that is the only way one can find entrance into you. Teach me what I should do to come to the purity of your love, the desire of which you have breathed into me." ~~St. Claude La Colombiere





This beautiful dark blue rosary has, at its center, the Scapular -- the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on the reverse.






The Ave beads are 6mm goldstone. Goldstone, technically not a stone, is actually a type of glittery man-made glass, and according to folklore it was an accidental discovery in an Italian monastery. The tiny glittery specks in blue goldstone are actual flecks of copper. The Pater beads are denim blue Swarovski crystals, capped with bronze twisted rope caps. The beads are wire wrapped with 20 gauge bronze wire, for an almost indestructible rosary.


The center and crucifix are solid bronze, hand cast from vintage pieces. They are set apart with 4mm indigo Swarovski crystals.



Rosary comes in a white gift box. To purchase rosary, visit my Etsy shop.


Crown of Roses rosary





Our Lady's Rosary

Dear Mother, I bring Thee roses
Because they are so sweet,
But lilies, my favorite flowers
I am placing at Thy feet.

Accept with each Hail Mary
A rose for Thy crown so bright;
Please don't forget the lilies,
The lilies so pure and .

Let them be a bond of love
And understanding rare,
And send a blessing from above
In answer to my prayer.

Loneliness would be unknown
If more people came to Thee,
With their trials and sorrows
And said their Rosary.

With each Hail Mary, they would find
Their load much lighter grow,
And in humility, kiss the cross
In peace, would onward go.

Alice W. Sparks
Robert, Cyril. Our Lady's Praise in Poetry.
Poughkeepsie, New York: Marist Press, 1944



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This sweet little rosary was made especially with a young girl in mind, whether for a Baptism or First Holy Communion. 








The rosary is made with 5mm rosaline Swarovski pearl Ave beads, and 6mm light rose round Swarovski crystal Paters. Each pin is hand turned with care, as are the connectors between the Pater beads, and the gauge of the wire is heavy.





The center is a 1/2-inch long Madonna center, with the image of Our Lady of Lourdes on the reverse. 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.

To purchase this, or other rosaries, go to my Etsy shop.



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pretty Prayerful Baubles


if you have someone on your Christmas list who might just need something pretty, and a tad bit prayerful...

I have some items in my Etsy shop.  They can be sent out quickly and make it by Christmas.





















Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We Adore You, O Christ




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The Stations of the Cross chaplet consists of 15 groups of 3 beads each, between which are medals representing the stations of the cross. There are 6 beads between the crucifix and center.



This chaplet is made of 6mm matte amethyst beads and nickel medals representing the stations. The Ecce Homo center is nickel, and the crucifix is pewter.


The pins are made with 20 gauge non-tarnishing silver wire. Each pin is hand turned with care.


The rosary comes in a gift box.




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A Suggested Way of Saying the Way of the Cross Rosary
On the Crucifix say the Apostle's Creed.

On each of the following six beads:
1. An Act of Contrition.

2. Prayer to Jesus Christ Crucified:
Behold, O kind and most sweet Jesus, I cast myself on my knees in Your sight and with the most fervent desire of my soul I pray and beg You to impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, with true repentance for my sins, and a firm desire of amendment, while with deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within myself and mentally contemplate Your five most precious wounds: having before my eyes that which David spoke in prophecy: "They have pierced My hands and My feet; they have numbered all My bones."

3. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them; an dmay all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen

4. Our Father
5. Hail Mary
6. Glory be

For the intentions of the Holy Father: at each medal/station say:
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.
Followed by:
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jet Black Crystal and Pearl Rosary



This timeless rosary is both stunning and simple.



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It is made with 6mm black Swarovski crystal pearl Hail Mary beads and 8mm jet Swarovski crystal chessboard Our Father beads. The Our Fathers are particularly beautiful when they catch the light and all the facets are revealed. 




The center is a beautiful pewter Miraculous Medal with brite cuts, and the matching crucifix is also pewter with brite cuts. They are a stunning pair. The center and crucifix are set apart with 4mm jet bicone Swarovski crystals.




The pins are made with 20 gauge non-tarnishing silver wire. Each pin is hand turned with care.








The rosary comes in a 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.

You can purchase this rosary in my Etsy shop.







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.