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Topic: Pagan Rosary- glass vial, spiral beads, silver chain  (Read 804 times)
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« on: December 30, 2008 11:39:18 PM »

I usually stay away from jewelry but I decided to give it a go for the WWP 9 Yule Swap. I made a Pagan rosary, or Pagan prayer beads. Instead of using a charm for the end I decided to use a small glass vial instead. You can put a small gemstone or even herbs within it. I attached that pretty little topper to the plain cork myself to jazz it up. I originally attached a small bail to the cork on the vial but I didn't want the cork to pop out if she chose to wear it, so I had to devise something pretty but appropriate to hold the vial. I wrapped a thin piece of jewelry wire around the small neck of the vial and created two loops to attach jump rings and therefore the silver chain. Ta-da.

There are 9 beads around the actual circumference of the necklace, 9 being a sacred number to the Goddess. There are three spiral beads surrounded by marcasite, each spiral representing the three aspects of the Goddess (maid, mother, crone). Along the hanging part above the vial is one spiral bead, several marcasite beads and 4 small glass seed beads representing the elements. Each of the colored glass beads represents her children and one for herself.






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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008 06:16:58 AM »

That is gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008 06:57:02 AM »

What a totally awesome rosary!  I've had similar ideas (why should Catholics and Buddhists get all the fun of prayer beads?), but this is way better than what I had come up with.  Nice job, and I love the bottle centerpiece.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008 08:43:18 AM »

What a great idea!!!  I really like your idea to use a bottle instead of a charm, it makes it useful for so many different things.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008 09:18:15 AM »

I love it! Every Faith deserves some pretty memorable and important jewelry! *nods*
It's very nice and I love the significance and thought that you obviously put into it.
I bet your partner loves it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008 03:31:14 PM »

xD I didn't even know you could buy vials!

I think those prayer beads are wonderful though, and the vial is a good idea for if you want to transport things like herbs or oils etc Cheesy

And for sure, that vial is cute xD
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2008 05:09:07 PM »

Lovely! I think this has given me the perfect inspiration for a fellow Pagan Smiley Cheers!
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