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Rosary for MIL


About this design:

my MIL , quite out of the blue, converted to Catholicism this year, so (inspired by Plucky Chick's beautiful rosaries posted on Lima) I made her a rosary for Christmas. The Pater beads are lampwork beads bought from an artist on Etsy (julsbeads). The cross is of St Therese of Lisieux, also called "the Little Flower", one of my MIL's favorite saints.

Components:

Lampwork beads, bead caps, Amethyst, seed beads for spacers, bronze rosary parts

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Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    What a beautiful gift Helen!! You did a fantastic job! I’m sure your MIL will many beautiful hours of prayer with it!
    Congratulate her and welcome her into the Church for me!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    oops! That’s “will have” many beautiful hours…..

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    SO special and I am sure your MIL will love this!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

  5. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Very lovely, Helen! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift for your MIL – she will love it, I’m sure! :D

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    This is so pretty. I am sure your MIL will love this. The beads are gorgeous colors and really compliment the religious pieces. This should bring her a lot of comfort with her prayers.

  7. Violet
    Violet says:

    Such a beautiful Rosary … of course I love the color…. LOL…
    I know she will love it…. what a wonderful gift !!!!!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful Rosary!!!

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Helen, what a beautiful and thoughtful gift for your MIL! I’m sure she will treasure it, especially because you took the time to research rosaries and make this one just for her! :D

  10. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Dear Helen ~ This is gorgeous, so special; I know your MIL will love it. I also really like the way you incorporated the lampwork beads … many beautiful hours of prayer as someone said.
    Best ~ Linda

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    Helen G aka tea chick says:

    thank you so much everyone! Since I am protestant (Episcopalian) I have never made a rosary before, so I’m very grateful for the help and support I received. MIL and I have a bit of a difficult relationship (she disapproves of me because I’m liberal and she is very conservative), so I hope she likes it. Heading out to drive to Virginia this morning for Christmas with the in-laws, bringing my little laptop and The Garden chickies with me!

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    K H says:

    Helen, I also Episcopalian, but my parish has a strong devotion to Our Lady and the Rosary. I make both beaded and knotted Rosaries. This is a beautiful Rosary, and I am sure that it will insire your DMIL to spend some good quality time with Our Lady!!! :)

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Helen, this is soo beautiful and I am so sure she will consider this a very, very special gift from your heart! Wow! Beautiful job!!

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