Monday, November 20, 2017

Catholic Charm Bracelet, Sacred Heart, Good Shepherd Natural African Turquoise Rosary by The Rosary Works



This is a beautiful Catholic Charm bracelet. It has three charms, one honors the Sacred Heart of Jesus, one honors Jesus, The Good Shepherd, and one is a crucifix. Complimenting these silver colored charms are 6 12mm natural African Turquoise beads. African turquoise is actually a type of Jasper found in Africa. It's appearance is so close to the appearance of turquoise that it is referred to as African Turquoise. Although there are only 6 beads on it, it is possible to use this bracelet as a rosary bracelet. Use the first 5 beads twice to complete a decade and then use the 6th bead as the Our Father bead. Also, because it has 6 beads, it can easily be used as a Three Hail Mary chaplet.   Please click here to learn more about this bracelet.  Please visit my shop, The Rosary Works, to see more of my rosary bracelets.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Our Lady of Lourdes Rosary Beads Holy Water St Bernadette by The Rosary Works



The Ave beads in this rosary are 8mm faceted aqua agate. These beads look aqua in some light and green in other light. They have black inclusions which contrasts nicely with the aqua-green color. The Pater beads are 10mm black onyx with 3mm black onyx beads at either end.

The center honors our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette. It has a vial of holy water from Lourdes on the back. The Trinity crucifix is highly symbolic. It shows the Trinity and the direct connection between the Trinity, Our Lord's crucifixion and the Eucharist. There is an angel on the end of the left arm of the cross and Our Blessed Mother on the end of the right arm of the cross. This rosary is a substantial rosary and nice weight to it. It would make a wonderful gift or would be great to keep for yourself!  Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, The Rosary Works to see more of my unbreakable, wire wrapped rosaries.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

St Therese Relic Rosary Blue with Pink Roses by The Rosary Works




 The Hail Mary beads in this beautiful rosary are 8mm faceted Denim Lapis Lazuli. These multi-facted beads sparkle and dance in the light. The variegated blue beads range from very light blue to extremely dark blue. The Our Father beads are 12mm white porcelain with big, splashy pink roses on them. The roses are accented by a tiny blue flower which ties them in nicely with the blue Hail Mary beads.

The silver colored center honors St Therese, often called "The Little Flower".   Because of this, the center shows her surrounded by the petals of a rose which is the flower most commonly associated with her. The reverse side of the center has a relic from St Therese's coffin. Surrounding the relic are the words "Earth. St Therese's Coffin 1910". The crucifix is also made from silver colored metal. While I absolutely guarantee the construction of this rosary, I can not guarantee the beads because I didn't make them. Because of the size and weight of the beads, this is a nice substantial rosary with a good weight and length it. This rosary would make a wonderful gift or would be great to keep for yourself.  Please click here to learn more about this rosary  and please visit my shop: The Rosary Works to see more of my unbreakable rosaries and rosary bracelets.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

New St Christopher Car Rosary ~ Speziale


This is my new full sized Czech glass car rosary featuring jet black round beads, unique antiqued silver, diamond shaped, dice Paters and a St. Christopher medal. Unlike other car rosaries, these are fully customizable, and contain the complete lower section (instead of just 1 bead).  If you would like to get more information about what colors and parts are available in this price range,  please contact me.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

St Agatha Breast Cancer Rosary ~ Help Us Raise Money for Research

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This is my Czech glass, soft pink opal breast cancer rosary. You can choose the wire, chain, and part combo that works best for you. The "basic option" includes 22g silver plate wire paired with flat link chain similar to that of your average store bought rosary. See below for more information regarding the symbolism of this rosary. 

*** 50% of the profit goes to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research!***

BEADS: 6mm opaque soft pink opal Czech glass fire polished Aves (Hail Marys) and 8mm handmade Czech glass, white, round Pater beads with pink roses on them 

CENTER/Crucifix: American made silver plate Rosary set including engraved center and crucifix paired with a St. Agatha medal (patron of Breast Cancer). Upgrade to sterling silver parts available. 

WIRE/CHAIN: 22g silver plate wire/Italian flat link silver plate chain 

LENGTH: 19 1/2 inches 


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***ROSARY SYMBOLISM***

HOPE: The bright silver plate finish on all of the parts is a symbol for hope! I can’t stress enough how important a hopeful and positive attitude is for someone who is sick. It can mean the difference between life and death.

PRAYER: The crucifix has the words Pray for a Cure on the back as a reminder pray, pray, pray. Pray for a cure. Pray for whatever is best for those involved. Pray for the researchers and drug companies so that they keep on track and disregard that nagging greed.

SUPPORT:The center features two roses which symbolize Our Lady. Mother Mary can be a HUGE member of our support team if we let Her!! She is a reminder of our compassionate and nurturing natures.

REMEMBRANCE:The word Remember is engraved on the back as a reminder: Don't EVER forget the sick or the souls of those who have passed. They still need our prayers!

SAINTS: The charm attached to the center is of St. Agatha who is the patron saint of Breast Cancer. The saints are an important resource for us, especially when times get rough. This is the only part with an oxidized finish on it (it was necessary to show the detail of the medal).

Thanks for looking! God Bless and have a great day! :)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Vintage Style Rosary Miraculous Medal Solid Bronze Autumn Colors by The Rosary Works



This isn't your grandmother's rosary, but it sure looks like it could be! This vintage style rosary was created with 20 gauge solid bronze wire that I antiqued. The floral center honors Our Lady of Grace and is solid bronze. The solid bronze crucifix has an intricate floral motif and is reminiscent of an icon. Both the center and the crucifix are exact replicas of vintage pieces from France. The Ave beads are 6mm autumn jasper also known as pink jasper. These beads have a "pink" color to them although the pink is closer to a salmon color. They also have a dark sage green color mixed in with the pink. The Pater beads are 14mm x 15mm puffy hearts beads that are antiqued gold. I've added 3mm pink crystal spacers to give the rosary a little sparkle. All of these components work together to give the feeling of a very old rosary.  Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, The Rosary Works, to see more of my wire wrapped, unbreakable rosaries.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Light Sapphire Blue Special Intention Rosary ~ Speziale Original

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Over the last few years I've run into A LOT of people who are really struggling. Folks are feeling more and more worried, burdened, fearful and helpless. I can't even begin to tell you how much cancer I've seen in the last several years. It's been crazy! Add to that all of the scary things happening on the world stage, along with the moral decay spreading throughout our society, and it can all get to be a bit overwhelming at times. This is why I believe it's time to call in reinforcements. Someone to provide wisdom, guidance and intervention. In other words, it's time to call in the big guns by turning to God on a much larger scale.

With this idea in mind, I quickly found myself inspired (and strongly driven) to create a special rosary. I call it The Speziale Special Intention Rosary (SSIR for short). It is a new way of helping people organize their thoughts so they can ask God for help and intervention while still meditating on the Mysteries of the rosary. Kind of like a Trapper Keeper for prayer. My hope is that it will help people process through the emotional stress and trauma of their daily lives while also giving them the ability to focus on some good stuff too. We all know that constant focus on overwhelming negativity isn't healthy for anyone, but hopefully this rosary will give people an opportunity to voice their fears, ask for help, and then recognize, and be grateful for, all of the wonderful blessings in their lives (even those we sometimes take for granted).

This particular SSIR was made using beautiful light sapphire, ab clear and white pearl Czech glass beads.  The photo center features Our Lady, Undoer/Untier of Knots who has recently become a popular mainstream image thanks mainly to Pope Francis.  He considers it one of his favorite depictions of Mary.  The original painting was created by Johann Melchior Georg Schmittdner around 1700 and hangs in the Church of St. Peter am Perlach in Augsburg, Germany.  Mary is shown undoing or untying knots in a ribbon.  The knots can be representative of all kinds of things from sin, world and community instability, marriage, medical, or job problems, or any personal or societal issue that seems insurmountable and beyond our reach to resolve on our own. 

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

New Pater Option for August Birthstone Rosary ~ Peridot Rosebuds


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Rosaries by Speziale now has a new option for my Czech glass August birthstone rosary: Luster Transparent Peridtot Rosebuds!!  This rosary is made using alternating fire polished and round Czech glass peridot Aves with either my new Rosebud Paters or my traditional milky peridot Paters.   

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sacred Heart Rosary Beads Aqua Blue Lampwork Floral Wire Wrapped by The Rosary Works.


The Ave beads in this pretty rosary are 6mm aqua fire polished beads from Czechoslovakia. They are a pale aqua color with facets that sparkle and dance in the light. Each of these beads has a 3mm silver plated bead cap at either end. The Pater beads are 9mm x 13mm handmade lampwork beads. These beautiful beads have light blue flowers with green vines on a dark aqua background in the center of the beads. The center is encased in clear crystal which magnifies the flowers. Because these beads are handmade, no two beads are exactly the same. Some are a little larger than the others and some are a little smaller. This adds to the charm and beauty of the rosary. The Pater beads are accented with Tibetan Silver spacers.

The center honors the Sacred Heart of Jesus and it has a reverse carved image of Our Lady of Carmel on the back. The back is also stamped "Chapel" and "Italy" in block letters. The intricate crucifix is a Pardon Crucifix. The Pardon Crucifix is also known as the Indulgence Crucifix. Originally, Pope Pius X granted indulgences to anyone who prayed with the crucifix or who kissed the crucifix. The back of the crucifix says: "Father Forgive Them" and "Behold This Heart Which Has So Loved Men." Both center and the crucifix are composed of silver colored metal. The wire is copper wire with fine silver plated onto it.  Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, The Rosary Works, to see more of my wire wrapped, unbreakable rosaries

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Miraculous Medal Rosary Beads Green Pink Roses Unbreakable Wire Wrapped by The Rosary Works

The Ave beads in this rosary are 8mm bohemian beads from Czechoslovakia. These beads are a light sage green with a silver luster coating. The luster coating gives the beads extra sparkle and shine. Each of these beads has a 3mm silver plated bead caps at either end. The Pater beads are 12mm round porcelain beads with dark pink splashy flowers on them. The flowers look like roses or peonies. The ornate center is a Miraculous Medal and which is complimented by the ornate Fleur-de-lis crucifix. The crucifix is stamped "Italy" on the back. Both the center and the crucifix are silver colored metal. This rosary would make a wonderful gift. It would also be great to keep for yourself. Please click here to learn more about this rosary.   Please visit my shop, The Rosary Works, to see more of my wire wrapped, unbreakable rosaries.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Mysteries of the Rosary Beads Miraculous Medal Pink Roses Black by The Rosary Works


The Ave beads in this rosary are pale pink 5.5mm Bohemian picasso beads. These beads from Czechoslovakia have a delicate pink picasso coating over a white bead. The 12mm handmade lampwork Pater beads are the perfect compliment to the Ave beads. They feature a black background with pink roses and green leaves encased in clear crystal. The Miraculous Medal center opens up to reveal the Joyful Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries and the Glorious Mysteries of the rosary and the days on which they should be prayed. The are printed in very small print so you may need a magnifying glass to read them. The center can also be "closed" so that the Mysteries can not be easily seen. The Indulgence crucifix has the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the reverse side along with the statement: "Behold this heart which has so loved men. Father Forgive Them"  Please click here to learn more about this rosary.   Please visit my shop, The Rosary Works, to see more of my wire wrapped, unbreakable rosaries.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Miraculous Medal Rosary Beads Rhodochrosite Sterling Silver Flower Floral by The Rosary Works


The Ave beads in this rosary are bright pink 6mm rhodochrosite beads. These beads are bright pink with black and tan inclusions. These inclusions are a natural part of the stone. The Pater beads are beautiful 10mm by 11mm handmade sterling silver beads from Bali. The intricate detail on these beads shows flowers intertwined with vines. The floral Miraculous Medal center is made of sterling silver. It is an exact replica of a vintage Art Nouveau rosary center. It features flowers, again, entwined with leaves and vines. It echos the sterling silver Pater beads. In keeping with the floral motif of the rosary is the sterling silver crucifix. Like the center, it is an exact replica of an antique crucifix from France.  Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, The Rosary Works, to see more of my wire wrapped rosaries and rosary bracelets.