Wednesday, July 29, 2015
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want" Psalm 23, verse 1
This is the thought that goes thru my mind every time I see Pope Francis' official Crozier. How fitting, because Pope Francis is, in every way, the "good shepherd" for the Church. He is a very holy, and simple man doing his best to live the way Christ taught us too.
Because I think so highly of him, I wanted to make a rosary to honor Pope Francis. The Ave beads are 8mm matte opal beads. These beads are the prettiest beads I've seen in a long time. They are not completely round, and some of them do have dimples and imperfections. This gives them the appearance of being handmade although I'm very certain that they were not made by hand. They range in color from turquoise to green to tan and brown. They remind me of heavily oxidized copper. The matte finish gives them a satin feel. Accenting the Ave beads are the Pater beads which are 12mm picture jasper. These beads provide a nice contrast to the matte opal beads. Both the cross and the center are silver colored metal. The wire is fine silver plated onto pure copper. Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop, Holy Name Rosaries, to see more of my wire wrapped, unbreakable rosaries and chaplets.