Sunday, January 23, 2011

Vintage Old World Style from Laude Arts and Gifts

Mother of Pearl and Bronze Rosary
All though it is brand new, this rosary looks like it could have belonged to your grandmother or even great grandmother. The focal point of this vintage style rosary is the ornate centerpiece with an image of our Blessed Lady. This bronze center was hand cast in a new mold made from an antique center. The original came from Europe and was produced in the 1800's. Like the center, the bronze crucifix was also hand cast from a new mold of an antique piece. The original for the crucifix came from France in the 1800's. Both of these pieces have been antiqued to bring out the intricate detail and give the appearance of age.
The Avé and Pater beads are 6mm vintage bleached Mother of Pearl beads. The Avé beads have 3mm fluted antiqued brass bead caps and the Pater beads are accented by antiqued brass basket bead caps. The entire piece comes together to present a brand new rosary that has the appearance of a cherised heirloom.
Please visit my shop, Laude Arts and Gifts, to learn more about this rosary and to see my other handcrafted rosaries and jewelry. Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my rosary.

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