Tuesday, August 3, 2010
The other day I was in town doing a little window shopping while I waited for my ride to pick me up and I spied this beautiful angel in the window of one of the little boutiques I passed. She was so beautiful, that I had to stop in for a visit and, in the course of the visit, we became good friends.
We became such good friends that I decided that I had to take her home with me!
Now, she has a new home.... and a new job as well. This angel is such an inspiration that I've decided to use her to "model" some of the handcrafted rosaries that I've made and I have now begun the process of re-photographing many of my rosaries to include her in their pictures.
This particular rosary pictured here is one of my favorites. I know I say that about every one of the rosaries I've shared so far, but I can't help but having a number of favorites and I love sharing them!
This handmade rosary is made from 9mm x 5mm ceramic disk ave beads that have been glazed a beautiful shade of rich blue. They're joined by the soft gleam of 10mm pearl paters tucked between golden bead caps to create a unique and carefully hand crafted five-decade rosary.
Every one of the 191 links on this rosary is carefully turned by hand. It's then finished off with a gold plated 28mm Madonna centerpiece and a large detailed 72mm cross with blue inlay at its end.
The rosary is quite long and measures 28.5-inches (72.4 cm) in length from "nape" to tip.