Tuesday, February 9, 2016
This pocket version of the Stations of the Cross chaplet features 14 10mm hematite beads. Hematite looks very much like metal, but is actually a mineral composed largely of ferrous oxide. Genuine hematite is slightly magnetic and is quite heavy. It gives this chaplet a nice substantial feel. Each of the beads is wrapped in wire that has 99.9% pure silver plated onto it. The crucifix is a third class relic with some dirt from the foot of the cross. The back of the crucifix features intricately carved Stations of the Cross with an image of the Eucharist in the center. The medal honors Our Lord as the Suffering Servant and the reverse of the medal honors Our Lady of Sorrows also known as the Mater Dolorosa. Please click here to learn more about this chaplet and please visit my shop, The Rosary Works, to see more of my unbreakable, wire wrapped, rosaries and chaplets.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
The Ave beads in this rosary are 8mm round fancy agate beads. These beads are varying shades of green. The pater beads are 10mm white magnesite. Magnesite is often erroneously referred to as white turquoise. White turquoise is a rare stone mined in the U.S. Southwest. Magnesite is a beautiful stone, but is more common. The medal honors St Dymphna, the Patron Saint of Anxiety and Stress. The reverse side of the center honors the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The crucifix is an Irish Celtic crucifix. Both the center and crucifix are silver colored metal. The wire is fine 99.9% silver plated onto copper wire. Please click here to learn more about this chaplet and please visit my shop, The Rosary Works, to see more of my wire wrapped, unbreakable rosaries.