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« on: January 23, 2010 02:42:46 PM »

So I was inspired such a long time ago to try and make my own rosary. Especially by these posts, thank you. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=233348.0 And http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308521.10 I made them not for a specific religious reason, but more for artistic reasons. They are based on the 5 decade and can be used for prayer. I can't stop making them since I started. Most are made from glass beads, but some are natural minerals or gems. Here's pictures.

This is had silvertoned beads and black lampwork beads.


This is a smaller rosary I made with tigerwire. A lot of people would ask me if I had a larger one to wear, but I made it to be hung in a car or some where a longer or larger one would get in the way to be too big. I love this one since it made of Amethyst chips and Quartz separated by black glass seed beads. Click the thumbnail for a close-up picture.


Pink cracked & black silver capped glass beads. Thumbnail for closeup


I used freshwater pearls dyed green and quartz rounds for this one.


These are smaller sapphire blue glass beads & larger clear glass.


This is my most recent, and maybe my favorite. I think its the contrast of shapes. But I don't like the crucifix and charm, I think i will be exchanging them for gold toned ones to match the findings. The beads again are glass and the red ones have an iridescent sheen to them.


Sorry for the large post, I had to share. C&C welcome. Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010 03:12:58 PM »

I love them!  The last one is my favorite too.  Can I ask why you made them and/or for whom you made them?  I have a pretty plain Rosary (I know, they all work the same), but I'd love to have one like yours.  Whoever the recipients are will be thrilled, I'm sure. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010 06:16:43 PM »

the first one is my favorite, i want it! they're all beautiful  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010 06:49:33 PM »

The Rosary is a beautiful and precious work of love, even if your not Catholic (and I gather that your not from your post  Grin ) These are beautiful! I never did get in to makeing them out of beads and wire...seamed like to much work for me Smiley I use small thin rope, its really for fishing. I make them and sell them to the local catholic bookstore. maybe you could sell yours there as well?
beautiful Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010 10:01:47 AM »

Thank you all for your kind words.

flower- I originally intended to make one for my grandmother, and the fever grew. Now my sisters in laws liked them so much they wanted a couple. I found a tutorial on line at http://www.rosarymakersguide.org/. They also have information where to get supplies.

thenorm02- I did grow up catholic, but as I grew up both physically and spiritually I tried out several different religions and now have taken the best from them all.

I love the rosaries for the artistic representation I can give them, but they do hold a spiritual value, otherwise I would use more modern pendants and charms.
Who knows Lo{ve} if I make enough of them, I might be able to let go of a couple.   Wink Besides, its kinda hard to tell who would like to have one with out offending someone's beliefs. I just might have to post on Etsy.

Thanks again. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010 04:57:45 PM »

Besides, its kinda hard to tell who would like to have one with out offending someone's beliefs. I just might have to post on Etsy.

Thanks again. Wink

I agree!  I like making religious items, but don't want to offend people.  If we (or anyone else) are ever paired in a swap, you can send me some Catholic goodies and I can send you some too - if you want.   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010 06:51:08 PM »

Besides, its kinda hard to tell who would like to have one with out offending someone's beliefs. I just might have to post on Etsy.

Thanks again. Wink

I agree!  I like making religious items, but don't want to offend people.  If we (or anyone else) are ever paired in a swap, you can send me some Catholic goodies and I can send you some too - if you want.   Grin

me too!  Cheesy i wear a rosary everyday and unfortunately the ones i buy in stores seem to break a lot easier than hand made ones (if the maker knows what they're doing) so i really like getting/buying handmade ones rather than the mass produced.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2010 07:05:13 PM »

Besides, its kinda hard to tell who would like to have one with out offending someone's beliefs. I just might have to post on Etsy.

Thanks again. Wink

I agree!  I like making religious items, but don't want to offend people.  If we (or anyone else) are ever paired in a swap, you can send me some Catholic goodies and I can send you some too - if you want.   Grin

me too!  Cheesy i wear a rosary everyday and unfortunately the ones i buy in stores seem to break a lot easier than hand made ones (if the maker knows what they're doing) so i really like getting/buying handmade ones rather than the mass produced.

Lo{ve} , I'll be sure to request you as a partner if we're ever in the same swap!  I'll happily send some rosary goodness.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010 03:20:02 PM »

There's always private/personal swaps....  Roll Eyes
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