Friday, April 17, 2015
The Avé beads in this rosary are 8mm red creek jasper beads. Some people refer to this stone as Picasso jasper, but the correct name is red creek. Each of these beads is different from the others but all are various shades of earth tones. Accenting these beads are the12mm white magnesite Pater beads. Magnesite looks very much like white turquoise and many people refer to it as such. Please note that these are two entirely stones. Magnesite is a beautiful but common stone. White turquoise is quite rare and is only mined in the American southwest. Please ask the origin of the stone when purchasing something labeled as white turquoise. The crucifix honors the Trinity with God the Father at the top of the crucifix and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove behind Our Lord's head. The center honors St Francis of Assisi one of Pope Francis' favorite saints. Both are silver colored metal. This is a nice, heavy rosary with a substantial feel. It would make a wonderful gift or would be great to keep for yourself. Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, Holy Name Rosaries, to see more of my wire wrapped, unbreakable rosaries.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Ave beads in this rosary are 8mm carnelian beads. These beads are a beautiful translucent red color. Complimenting these beads are 10mm red and white fire agate beads with silver colored bead caps and 4mm howlite beads. The center honors Mary Undoer of Knots who is also known as Mary Untier of Knots. This is one of Pope Francis' favorite devotions. The beautiful cutout crucifix shows both Mary the Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene at the foot of the cross. Both the center and the crucifix are silver colored metal. Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, Holy Name Rosaries, to see more of my wire wrapped, unbreakable rosaries.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
The Ave beads in this rosary are 6mm faceted green goldstone beads. Also, these beads can appear black in very dim light but they come alive in bright light. In most of the photos, the beads appear black but actually they are a very dark green glass with flecks of silver foil in them. This foil makes the beads sparkle and dance in the light. I have been unable to catch this quality with my photos, but the white flecks you see in some of the beads is actually the silver foil reflecting light. If you look closely at some of the photos, you might be able to see the green color in some of the beads. The Pater beads are 6mm by 8mm Celtic knot beads. The Celtic knot is one of the Irish symbols of immortality.
The silver colored centerpiece honors both St Brigid and St Patrick. St Brigid is on the front of the center while St Patrick is on the reverse side. The silver colored crucifix is a traditional Celtic crucifix with a Celtic knot motif. Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, Holy Name Rosaries, to see more of my unbreakable, wire wrapped rosaries.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Traditionally roses have always represented St. Therese and the Pater beads in this rosary are full of pink roses. These beads have a dark aqua and light grey center with pink roses and green leaves. These have been encased in clear crystal. More pink roses can be found on the outside of the beads. Complimenting the Pater beads are the 6mm light aqua Czech fire polished beads. These beads have been finished off with 3 mm, flower shaped, silver colored bead caps. The center is a honors St Therese. This center is a third class relic with soil from St Therese's coffin. Both the center and the crucifix are silver plated brass. This rosary would make a wonderful gift, it would also be great to keep for yourself. Please click here to lean more about this rosary and please visit my shop, Holy Name Rosaries, to see more of my wire wrapped, unbreakable rosaries.