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Previous Designs 

 

Text Box: Gentle Shower
St. Therese promised she would spend her heaven doing good on earth, letting fall a shower of roses. This St. Therese rosary has a delicate look with its palest pink rose quartz beads. Aves are 6mm rounds, Paters are mm faceted beads accented with green Swarovski crystals. St. Therese center and 1 ½” crucifix are hand cast in sterling silver from vintage pieces.

Total length of this rosary is 17 inches. 
SOLD – Thank You

 

Text Box: Lydia Rosary
The theme of this rosary is just purple, and so I have named it after Lydia, the seller of purple cloth who so readily with her family embraced the Good News of Jesus. May we be inspired by her example of faith and the gracious hospitality she extended to St. Paul. Ave beads are 8mm lapidalite jasper, a creamy violet and white swirled stone. Paters are purple velvet Swarovski Austrian crystals capped with sterling and smaller crystals. Marian center features a Sacred Heart image on the obverse. Center and 1 ½” crucifix hand cast in sterling from vintage pieces.
The total length of this rosary is 23 inches. SOLD

 

 

Text Box: St. Cecilia Chromatic Rosary
This rosary is for the one whose life is spent praising God in the form of fingers flying lovingly along the ivory keys. The black and white pattern of the beads follows that of a keyboard, so familiar to the musicians for whom this rosary was created. The beads are 8mm faceted Czech fire polished glass, with Paters capped in sterling silver. The center features St. Cecelia, patroness of musicians, at the keyboard, with a harp pictured on the obverse. The tree with vine patterned crucifix is 1 3/4”. The center and crucifix are hand cast in sterling silver from vintage pieces. Total length of this rosary is 20 inches. SOLD

 

Text Box: Holy Fathers
This rosary features a Papal crucifix in memory of beloved Pope John Paul II. The centerpiece is a St. Benedict medal, still calling us to Ora et Labora. The center of course also honors our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI. May the example of these Holy Fathers inspire holiness in today’s fathers. Beads are 8mm black onyx. Center and 2” crucifix are of bronze.
Total length of this rosary is 23 inches. SOLD

 

Text Box: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Rosary
I wanted to make a special rosary to honor this much loved saint, but I’ve never seen a St. Elizabeth of Hungary rosary center. Instead I have her symbols incorporated into the design. Red, white and green are the colors of the Hungarian flag. The centerpiece is a pair of roses, and the red and white beads also call to mind her basket of roses. Attached at the center is a tiny sterling crown charm. Beads are 8mm faceted Czech glass, Paters capped in sterling. Rose center and 1 ½” crucifix are hand cast in sterling silver from vintage pieces.
Total length of this rosary 21”
SOLD

 

 

Text Box: Defender
This rosary honors St. Michael the Archangel. He is often shown on holy cards garbed in blue and red, so I wanted to use those familiar colors for this rosary. Aves are 8mm dark blue sodalite, Paters are poppy jasper capped with bronze. The 2” crucifix and St. Michael centerpiece are bronze. 
 Total length of this rosary is 22 inches.
SOLD
St. Michael the Archangel,
Defend us in battle!

 

Text Box: Simple Carpenter
This rosary was made to honor St. Joseph, the carpenter who was called to be Spouse of Our Lady and Foster Father of the Redeemer. Ave beads are 8mm wooden jasper to recall Joseph the Worker’s profession. Pater beads are poppy jasper to add a touch of red, the color used to honor good St. Joseph. The Papal crucifix is in memory of our Holy Father. May St. Joseph intercede for all fathers and serve as a model of holiness. St. Joseph center and 2 inch crucifix are of bronze.
 Total length of this rosary is 22 ½ inches. SOLD

 

Text Box: Francis
This simple rosary was made to honor St. Francis. Beads are 8mm brown agate - even the name sounds plain – to symbolize the beloved brown Franciscan robes. Paters are river stone, another humble stone, capped with bronze and smaller river stones to recall the knotted white cord. The Sacred Heart center and 1 ½” San Damiano crucifix are hand cast in bronze from vintage pieces. Blessing is in Latin on obverse of crucifix. While the center of course depicts Our Lord’s Sacred Heart, I can’t help but also think of St. Francis’ heart ablaze with love for Our Lord.  
Total length of this rosary is 22 inches.
SOLD

 

Text Box: Lily of the Mohawks
This rosary is dedicated to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lily of the Mohawks. Baptized Catherine after St. Catherine of Sienna, Kateri was deeply devoted to Our Blessed Mother, and was never seen without her rosary beads. A colorful Blessed Kateri medal is used for the centerpiece. The simple papal crucifix resembles the rough hewn cross she is always pictured with, and it also honors our late Holy Father John Paul II who beatified her in 1980. The Aves are opaque white Czech glass lily beads, with emerald green seed beads as the flower stems. Brown leaves are used for the Paters to add to the Native American feel of this rosary. It is my hope that this rosary serves as an inspiration to pray the rosary frequently, to ask for Blessed Kateri’s intercession, and to pray for her canonization. The centerpiece is base metal and the 2” crucifix is pewter. 
Total length of this rosary is 18 inches. SOLD
This rosary has been sold, but a replica can be special ordered.

 

Text Box: Future and a Hope
This rosary features St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients. Aves are 6mm rhodonite beads, Paters are slightly larger pewter floral rounds. Crucifix (1 ¾”) and St. Peregrine center are pewter. Shown with a pewter support ribbon, but it can be exchanged for a pink support ribbon if desired.
The total length of this rosary is 18 inches. SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Little Way of Roses
This pretty rosary in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux is made with 8mm white cats’ eye Aves. The beads have a lovely ‘fiber optic’ effect (both my teenage son and optics minded scientist husband have declared them ‘cool’). The Paters are Czech lampwork beads with pink roses, capped in pewter. The St. Therese center and 2” crucifix are also pewter. 
Total length of this rosary is 22 inches. Sold.

 

Text Box: Franciscan Garden Rosary
This Franciscan rosary features a garden theme in honor of St. Francis and his love of nature. The beads are 8mm faceted Czech fire polished clear glass with an AB coating for a more sparkling, colorful look. The spacers are a springy light pink and green mixed with tiny Czech clear AB glass. The Paters are accented with flower shaped bronze caps. The 1 ½” San Damiano crucifix has a blessing in Latin on the obverse. The Marian center is surrounded by a frame of flowers. There is an additional medal of St. Francis shown with his beloved friends the birds, and the obverse shows St. Chiara (St. Clare) with flowers. The medals and crucifix are all hand cast in bronze from vintage pieces.
Total length of this rosary is 22 ½ inches. Sold

 

 

Text Box: St. Anthony Pray for Us
The earthy brown and cream colored gemstone picture jasper from Idaho is used in this rosary in honor of St. Anthony and his beloved brown robes.  Aves are 8mm picture jasper, set off by the darker mahogany obsidian Paters accented with tiny black Czech glass beads. St. Anthony center and 1 ½” crucifix are of bronze.  Total length of this rosary is 22 inches. Sold

 

 

 

Text Box: Silent and Steadfast
This rosary honors St. Joseph, Spouse of the Immaculate Virgin and Foster Father of Our Lord Jesus. Ave beads are 8mm wood agate to honor the carpenter, with Paters accented by pewter. The spacers, though hard to see in the photo, are tiny garnet colored Czech faceted beads to include St. Joseph’s special color red, but darker to maintain the  masculine look.
Total length of this rosary is 23 ½ inches. Sold

 

Text Box:  Little Prayer Portion
This rosary was made for a friend who is a Franciscan, thus the San Damiano crucifix, cast in bronze. The center is a St. Benedict medal in honor of our new Holy Father Benedict XVI. Aves are the green and rose colored gemstone unakite, with larger Paters capped in bronze colored pewter.

 

Text Box:  Mother’s Rosary
This rosary, made for a friend, is dedicated to Our Lady and her faithful servant Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Teresa prayed the rosary constantly, fingering her beads even while speaking to others. The Aves are blue sodalite, with the larger Paters made of sterling capped mother of pearl. Blue is of course the color dedicated to  our Blessed Mother, but the blue and white of this rosary also remind me of Mother’s familiar sari. This rosary features a sterling silver Mother Teresa medal for the centerpiece, and a Pardon Crucifix. The crucifix has these words on the reverse: “Behold this heart which has so loved men.” Mother Teresa spent her lifetime showing us how to imitate Christ’s love for mankind.
SOLD

 

Text Box: St. Rita Rosary
This rosary honors St. Rita, and I started to make it on her feast day May 22. The Aves are 8mm Swarovski black glass pearls, with white opal Paters, recalling the colors of her Augustinian habit. The first Pater bead is a garnet colored Swarovski bicone, representing the sore on her head. She had prayed asking for the blessing of sharing in the suffering of Christ, and was given a chronic bleeding wound in her forehead as if from the crown of thorns. The other Pater bead on the stem is a rose. This recalls St. Rita’s final wish –upon her death bed she requested nothing more than a rose from her hometown. Even though it was January, her visitor miraculously found a single rose and brought it to her. St. Rita center, 2” crucifix and rose bead hand cast in sterling silver from vintage pieces. 
Total length of this rosary 23”
SOLD

 

Text Box: God Alone Is Enough
This rosary was made in honor of Saint Teresa of Avila. I made it on her feast day, October 15th, while listening to John Michael Talbot sing her peaceful words of prayer. The Ave beads are 8mm autumn jasper, commemorating her fall feast day. The Paters are 8mm mother of pearl capped in bronze colored pewter and accented with smaller mother of pearl beads. The earthy hues of the jasper together with the pearly white recall the colors of Carmel. The Sancta Teresa center and 2 ¼” 18th century Spanish crucifix are hand cast in bronze from vintage pieces. 
Total length of this rosary is 21 1/2 inches. Sold

Let nothing trouble you, let nothing make you afraid. All things pass away. God never changes. Patience obtains everything. God alone is enough.  –Saint Teresa of Jesus

 

 

Text Box: St. Pio of Pietrelcina
This rosary in honor of Saint Padre Pio is made with 8mm mahogany obsidian Ave beads. The Paters are faceted black obsidian, also 8mm. The St. Pio center and 2”San Damiano Franciscan Crucifix are of bronze. On the back of the center reads “St. Pio of Pietrelcina.” Total length of this rosary is 20 inches.    Sold

 

Text Box: St. Cecilia Harper’s Rosary
This rosary is made with faceted Czech fire polished beads, Paters capped in sterling. The pattern of clear, blue and ruby colored beads follows that of the strings on a harp. The centerpiece features St. Cecilia playing the organ, with a harp pictured on the obverse. The sterling silver crucifix and center are hand cast from vintage pieces. SOLD

Give thanks to the Lord on the harp;
On the ten-stringed lyre offer praise.
Sing to God a new song;
Skillfully play with joyful chant.
Psalm 33:2-3

 

Text Box: God Alone Suffices
This rosary was made in honor of Saint Teresa of Avila. I made it on her feast day, October 15th. The cream and golden brown colored crazy lace agate seemed fitting for her fall feast day.  The Paters are mother of pearl capped in sterling and accented with Swarovski crystals. Beads are 8mm. The Sancta Teresa center and 2 ¼” 18th century Spanish crucifix are hand cast in sterling silver from vintage pieces. 
Total length of this rosary is 22 inches. Sold.

Let nothing trouble you, let nothing make you afraid. All things pass away. God never changes. Patience obtains everything. God alone is enough.  –Saint Teresa of Jesus

 

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