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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rosary Bracelets for Rebecca

About a week ago, I got a nice email from Rebecca saying that she had found my post about a Rosary bracelet I had made for a gift and she was interested in having two Rosary bracelets made, one for herself and one for her mother. What a lovely idea!

She was interested in blue beads, and I happen to have a nice selection of blue beads. So I was very happy to make two over the weekend and sent her a picture of them. She liked them, we arranged payment, I shipped them, she received them, and now I am showing them to you!

Rosary Bracelets for RebeccaThese are the beads I used, about 8 millimeters in size and made of some sort of marble looking glass. I purchased these beads at a trade show in New York City many years ago from a vendor who specialized in unique, high quality beads. Unfortunately I did not save any information about the vendor or the beads, but I can tell you they are very nice beads and feel good when running them through your fingers. That quality is of major importance when choosing beads for a Rosary! I've actually remade a few for friends because the beads didn't feel right! These beads also have a good weight to them, which is just as important.

Rosary Bracelets for RebeccaThe findings, or little metal parts, used to make these bracelets are base metal, which is strong and sturdy, but not expensive. I also make these bracelets and full size Rosaries using crystal beads and sterling silver findings, but only upon request since the supplies are quite expensive.

Rosary Bracelets for RebeccaHere's the matching mother-daughter pair of handmade Rosary bracelets for Rebecca and her mother. Each one was packaged in a cotton lined white gift box before shipping.

Rosary Bracelets for RebeccaAs you can see, this bracelet measures 8 inches exactly, but could be made a little bit smaller by removing some of the links in the chain sections.

If you are interested in having a full size Rosary or bracelet made for yourself or to give as a gift, just zip me an email and let me know what you have in mind. Birthstone colored glass or crystal beads in either base metal or sterling are always a nice choice when giving these as birthday, wedding, First Communion or Confirmation gifts. Turn-around time is not always as quick as Rebecca's order since some supplies need to be special ordered, so please allow at least 3 weeks if you need one for a special occasion.

I will also have a few listed in my Etsy shop later today.

Happy Stitching!

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