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Carnelian and rock crystal rosaries

About this design:

Carnelian was believed to cure nosebleeds. Rock crystal was good for the belly, eyesight and heart. Faceting of the stones did not happen until the very end of the medieval period.


Carnelian, Rock Crystal, silk thread, and pewter cross.

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  1. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    These are beautiful; I love Carnelian!

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Beautiful blood red color and the crosses are wonderful, especially the little one. Love the background info too.

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    They are all beautiful, but I love the colors in this one the best!

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Absolutely great and in my kind of colors. Great crosses, too. :)

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Thanks guys! I had so much fun doing the research for these.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Gorgeous. :D

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Beautiful colors, and beautiful photos too!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    They are all simply gorgeous :D

  9. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I took the

  10. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I submited before I finished. the photos were taken outside my studio on the last warm day before it snowed.

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