Thursday, September 11, 2014
This handsome pocket version of the Stations of the Cross chaplet features 14 10mm black onyx beads. The crucifix is a Stations of the Cross crucifix. The front features the four gospels on the ends of each arm of the cross with a black inlay in the center. The back of the crucifix depicts each of the 14 Stations with an image of the Eucharist in the center. The front of the medal honors the Ecce Homo. The reverse side of the medal honors the Mater Dolorosa.
The 14 beads represents each of the 14 Stations of the Cross. It is much shorter and easier to carry with you than the larger version of the chaplet. Please click here to learn more about this chaplet and please visit my shop, Holy Name Rosaries to see more of my wire wrapped rosaries and chaplets.
Monday, September 8, 2014
The beads in this vintage Baroque style rosary are 8mm natural garnets. These beads appear black in dim light and have a beautiful deep maroon color in bright light. Many of the beads have inclusions which give them a subtly variegated appearance and also give sudden glints of light. Contrasting the garnets are large 12mm ivory colored Swarovski crystal pearls. Swarovski pearls are some of the best quality simulated pearls on the market. The center of a Swarovski pearl is crystal which is covered by 4 layers of nacre ( pearly coating). Accenting the pearls are 4mm ruby jade beads. The center and crucifix are both solid brass which has been antiqued. Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, Holy Name Rosaries, to view more of my wire wrapped rosaries.