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Rosary

About this design:

This is the first time I've made a Rosary. It isn't jewelry as it's a sacred item. However, I'm not Catholic and I had to do a bit of research and talking to people to be fully comfortable making it. A friend of mine had me make it for her husband that converted to catholicism a few years ago. She wanted dark blue stones. I hand matched the stones because the strands I purchased had color variation. Then I hand matched the light ones for the same reason. The beads are from LB and are 4 mm.

The real challenge was trying to figure out how to make the chain without immediately attaching it to the crucifix and connector because I wanted to oxidize the chain first. So I just left the chain ends undone. Then dipped it, then attached them, then tumbled the whole piece overnight.

Components:

4mm sapphire (LB) aquamarine 4mm (LB) sterling silver wire (22 gauge) and sterling silver crucifix and sterling silver connector



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  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    Beautiful! I made a rosary last year. It is a lot of work.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    How beautiful! He will be blessed by this article of faith.
    But oh, your poor fingers…I’ve made a few myself, so I understand the effort.

    Would love to know where you found the beautiful center/connector.

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful Khristin. I’m sure he’ll cherish it.

  4. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Very pretty! Although, not a Catholic, the rosary fascinates me. I have thought about doing one but always chickened out. I bet it would be a lot of wire twisting! You did a beautiful job.

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beautiful rosary Khristin! I made a rosary for a coworkers mom 6 or 7 years ago. A lot of wiring. The connector piece has a special meaning for the person using it.

  6. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Beautiful Khristin. You put lots of time & effort into creating this rosary. When I make rosaries, I almost always make simple loops. By doing the wrapped loops, you’ve made a very stable piece that will last a lifetime. I know the recipient will be very happy. And I’m glad you mentioned the rosary is not a piece of jewelry.

  7. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you! I bought the connector and crucifix from a shop on Etsy.

  8. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    A rosary is so cherished and this is so so beautiful …I am sure he loved it and will keep it close forever

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