Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mary Untier of Knots in African Turquoise and Onyx from Holy Name Rosaries

Newly listed in my shop, Holy Name Rosaries.  The Ave beads in this striking rosary are 8mm African turquoise. It is important to note that African turquoise is not genuine turquoise. Rather it is a form of jasper found in Africa. The color and the matrix of African turquoise leads it to be used as a turquoise substitute and is responsible for the common name of the stone. Accenting the African turquoise are the black onyx Pater beads. Each of these are comprised of one 10mm black onyx bead flanked by 2 6mm black onyx beads. The center honors Mary the Untier of Knots and is comprised of silver colored metal. The crucifix is also silver colored metal,  Please click here if you would like to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, Holy Name Rosaries to see more of my rosaries and prayer beads.

I have only recently learned about Mary the Undoer or Untier of Knots. However, my experiences with her bears this out because she has always seemed to be there to help during difficult times in my life. I used the swirls of silver plated wire "flowing" up the sides of the beads and intertwining with them to represent the order that our Blessed Mother can bring out of the knots and difficulties in our lives. This theme is further carried out in the intricate "woven" filigree found in the crucifix. This is a substantial rosary with a nice weight. Please click here if you would like to learn more about Mary the Untier of Knots,

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