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Milady's rosary

About this design:

Another medieval rosary.


shell pearls, silk thread, terracast skull and cross all from LB.

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Very neat and clean design! A skull in a rosary — well, a bit Mexican maybe? Beautiful pic!

  2. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Love the colors, and the skull ;)

  3. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    In medieval times skulls were quite often used in rosaries. Here are some examples.

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  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    So very gothic looking. Love it.

  5. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Beautiful! I made a rather large rosary for my mother in-law. I found this great shop on ebay that sells substantial crosses. I don’t recall the shop name at the moment but here it is.


  6. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    WWS the rosary you made your mother in law is beautiful. What stone did you use?

  7. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    thanks everybody for the kind comments :)

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    So beautiful, I did not know about the skulls, thank you for a little history lesson . :D

  9. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So beautiful. The skull is a religious symbol in the Christian and Buddhist traditions as a reminder that life is impermanent.

  10. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I love ferreting out little facts about jewelry and the middle ages. So I’m glad to pass on what I know. Death was not so easily hid or dismissed in medieval times as today. It was all around them and to some it was almost viewed as a reward. Like DayLilly says skulls were a symbol that all must eventually die. And some also say it was a symbol of victory over death in the after life.

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Now you say it, I’ve seen whole skeletons in medieval church paintings.

  12. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I know right, Monica, they were wonderfully morbid! Lol

  13. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    My husband and I just finished watching a series of lectures (The Great Courses) on the Middle ages–72 in all. Very interesting subject of study. It was fascinating to learn the facts surrounding this period of time and the evolution of the illustrative use of the skeleton and how death came to be viewed.

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I knew I belonged in a different century…. :)

    Very nice design and LOVE the skulls. Now I should be able to get my pastor husband to allow me to get the skull tattoo I have been wanting…..

  15. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Yes, get the tattoo!

  16. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I love the skull in this, very Gothic looking. Beautifully done!

  17. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Thanks everybody!

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