Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Ave beads in this rosary are small 6mm African turquoise beads. While African turquoise is the common name for this stone, it isn't actually turquoise. It is a form of jasper that is mined in Africa. Because its teal color and black matrix is so similar to turquoise it is referred to as turquoise and is used as a turquoise substitute. Also, these beautiful little beads measure 6mm, but they are on the small side. The result is a dainty rosary that has a nice light feel to it. The Pater beads are 8mm black onyx flanked by 4mm black onyx. The center and the crucifix are both silver colored metal. Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, HolyNameRosaries.com to see more of my unbreakable, wire wrapped rosaries.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be beatified. She was born in 1656. As young girl, she contracted small pox and her face was terribly disfigured by the disease. She converted to Catholicism as a young woman and because of this she was shunned by her tribe. She suffered greatly because of her faith. She was devoted to the Eucharist and cared for the sick and elderly. Like St. Therese, she died at the tender age of 24. After she died, the terrible scars from the small pox disappeared leaving her skin smooth and unmarred. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1980 and she will be canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct 21, 2012. She is the patron of the environment and ecology.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Ave beads in this bracelet are 6mm by 8mm bohemian beads with a yummy picasso coating. They range in color from rust to jade green. The Pater bead is a 10mm mahogany obsidian bead. The spacers are silver colored metal and antiqued brass. The medal honors St Francis and the cross is the San Damiano crucifix that inspired St Francis so deeply. Both charms are silver colored metal as is the toggle clasp. Please click here to learn more about this bracelet and please visit my shop HolyNameRosaries.com to see more of my rosary bracelets and unbreakable rosaries.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I am introducing a new design for a rosary bracelet. Instead of using the crucifix as an added charm, I have included the cross as part of the bracelet. This particular bracelet has 10 beautiful 8mm reconstituted howlite beads for the Ave beads. I love these beads because they remind me of stained glass windows. . The Pater bead is a 10mm wood agate bead. This bead looks so much like wood, but it's really stone. Please click here to learn more about this bracelet and please visit my shop, HolyNameRosaries.com to see more of my rosary bracelets and unbreakable rosaries.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
New from Holy Name Rosaries. This rosary bracelet has a wonderfully Baroque feel to it. The Ave beads are 8mm by 6mm Bohemian glass from Czechoslovakia. They are the color of champagne. The Pater bead is a handmade bronze Bali bead. The spacers, Miraculous Medal, crucifix and clasp are bronze plated metal. This bracelet would make a great gift. Please click here to learn more about this bracelet and please visit HolyNameRosaries.com to see more of my rosary bracelets and chaplets.
Monday, April 15, 2013
This is a very popular rosary in my shop. The show stealers are the Ave beads. They are 8mm by 7mm glass rosebud beads from Czechoslovakia. They are clear glass which has been frosted and then given a light AB coating. They have subtle shades of blue, pink and green which move across their surface in the light. The 10mm white quartz Pater beads compliment the rosebud beads very nicely. The center and the crucifix are both silver colored metal with a high polish shine. The crucifix is silver colored, but because of the highly polished surface it reflects the blue background in some of the photos thus making it look like the metal itself is blue. It isn't. This rosary would make a wonderful First Communion or Confirmation gift. It would also be great to keep for yourself! Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop at HolyNameRosaries.com to see more of my unbreakable rosaries and chaplets.