Monday, July 11, 2011

Don't Worry...Be Happy! ;-)

My thought for today comes from this old Irish saying:

There are only two things to worry about: either you are well or you are sick. If you are well, then there is nothing to worry about: but if you are sick; there are two things for you to worry about: either you get well or you will die. If you get well then there is nothing to worry about. if you die: then there are two things to worry about: either you go up or down. If you go up, then there is nothing to worry about. But it you go down you will be so busy shaking hands with old friends you won't have time to worry

Wrap Around Rosary Bracelet

Wrap Around Rosary Bracelet

This beautiful wrap around bracelet is a full 5 decade rosary.   The focal point are the clear 8mm  Czech beads with a vitrail coating.  They sparkle and reflect almost every color in the rainbow.   Complimenting the Czech beads are 11mm clear faceted crystal beads.   Silver plated spacers and Tibetan silver bead caps add a finishing touch.   Please click here to learn more about this bracelet and to view my other handcrafted rosaries and jewelry.  Free shipping offered on all rosaries and jewelry.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

St. Patrick Shamrock Rosary

St. Patrick Shamrock Rosary

Okay, now I know I was slapped by a leprechaun on St Patrick's Day. I can't seem to stop making Irish rosaries and I'm happy about that. Guess you could say that my rosaries are going green. ;-)

The focal points of this rosary are the gold finished, lead free, pewter center and crucifix. The shamrock shaped center features and image of St Patrick. The handsome crucifix has a shamrock at the end of each arm. Both are inlaid with emerald green enamel. The Hail Mary beads are 6mm, satin finish, Czech beads. They have a beautiful glow instead of sparkle and shine. They are accented by 3mm bead caps. The Our Father beads are Celtic Knots which have long been an Irish symbol of immortality and eternity. Please click here to learn more about this rosary and my other handcrafted rosaries and jewelry.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thought for the Day

I saw this quote on a poster 40 years ago and it blew my mind.  It still does.  I thought I had read it in a book by Catherine De Hueck Doherty, but I was wrong.   It was just a poster.  Go figure!

"If you do not understand God's silence, you will never understand His words."

St Brigid Celtic Irish Rosary

St. Brigid Rosary 

One of the patron saints of Ireland is St. Brigid. Not much is known about her except that she lived at the same time as St. Patrick. She became a nun at a young age and lived a very holy life. Very few people know of her, and it seems as though she is often overlooked. For this reason, I wanted to make a rosary that honors her.

The Pater beads in this rosary are handmade lampwork beads.  They have delicate white and light green flowers in clear crystal.   The AvĂ© beads are 6mm emerald green Czech beads.   Both the crucifix and the center are silver colored metal.  Please click here to  learn more about this rosary and to view more of my handcrafted rosaries.