All Rosaries are securely hand-chained on sterling silver or gold-filled wire. All the Our Father ("Pater") beads are lampworked and are supported by 6mm semi-precious stone Hail Mary ("Ave") beads. In the case of the Mary Rosary, the Hail Mary beads are 8mm Indian glass.
Some Rosaries have matching lampworked centers, most of the rest have cast sterling silver centers. The crucifixes are high quality cast sterling or gold-filled and are chosen to compliment the beads in size and style.
Perfect for weddings, baptisms, first communions and gifts for the clergy, these rosaries are meant to be used and meant to be passed down to the next generation. I guarantee my workmanship for the rest of my life.
Mary Rosary (above left and center) Pater beads are ivory glass with tiny sculptural Marys and 7 pink roses for her 7 Sorrows. Ave beads are 8mm sky blue Indian glass. The center is a heart-shaped cast sterling silver Miraculous Medal enameled in the same colors. A cast sterling silver fleur-de-lis crucifix completes this rosary.
Our Lady of Guadalupe (above right) Each Pater bead is a warm yellow graced with a vine of delicate multi-colored roses. The center is also handmade with Our Lady on the front and a bouquet of roses on the back. The Ave beads are 6mm natural orange carnelian. The crucifix is oxidized cast sterling with a Spanish look. See a detail here.
Chalice Rosary (above left) The Pater beads are 3/4 inch Communion chalices accented with 22 carat gold leaf. Each is filled with dark red "wine". The 6mm
natural mother-of-pearl Ave beads were chosen to represent the host. All the chaining wire as well as the filigree center are gold-filled. The over-sized and dramatic Cursillo Cross is gold plate. A few 4mm blood-red
carnelian beads add the final touch.
Mission Church Rosary (above center and right) This heavy and dramatic rosary was inspired by the missions found throughout New Mexico. Each Pater has a different sculptural adobe mission set in the dessert under our turquoise blue skies. The center is a fully sculpted mission church. The Aves are my very best natural turquoise abacus-shaped beads. The heavy Cursillo Cross is cast sterling silver.
More of my rosaries can be seen in my studio and at the BelÚn Art League Gallery, BelÚn, New Mexico
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