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Pocket Chaplet
variation ii
Burnt Horn and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

Pocket Chaplet, bronze San Damiano crucifix, full view, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art


An ideal little pocket chaplet.

Bronze San Damiano crucifix... The blessing Saint Francis gave to Friar Leo, in Latin, is on the reverse: 

"May the Lord bless thee and keep thee;
may He show His face to thee and be merciful to thee. 
May He turn His countenance to thee and give thee peace."    

Ten handcarved prayer beads of Burnt Horn, in beautifully varied shades of warm brown... 


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$80.




Bright Wings
Mother of Pearl and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

Bright Wings Chaplet, bronze Armenian cross, full view, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art


"And though the last lights off the black West went
Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastwards, springs --
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings."

-- Gerard Manley Hopkins, "God's Grandeur"     


The cross of this chaplet is adorned with three birds...

The gracefully shaped prayer beads are bright mother-of-pearl...


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$158.




Flourishing Garden
variation VII

Floral Carved Bone, Leafy Wood
Handmade Chaplet

Flourishing Garden, variation VII, floral carved bone and leafy wood, still stone and moss, prayer bead art, full view


"We are not on earth to guard a museum, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life."
  -- Pope John XXIII
 



The Latin American bronze cross of this chaplet arises from an open heart -- a warm, traditional motif...

The Pater bead is a bone flower...   The wooden Aves are carved with leaves...


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$120.




Trailing Clouds of Glory
Natural Mother of Pearl
Handmade Irish Penal Chaplet

Trailing Clouds of Glory, chaplet handmade of mother of pearl and bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, fv


"... trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home."

--William Wordsworth (1770-1850)


These Ave beads seem to glow from within.  They're natural Mother of Pearl -- beige aswirl with luminous white, with flecks and streaks of rose...

The pretty bronze crucifix has a pattern of fleur de lis, symbolic of the Blessed Mother, of Christ's human nature, and of the Holy Trinity.  The crucifix is hand-cast from a European antique.

The chaplet's attractive ring is antiqued brass...


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$138.




Small Things
variation ii
Bone, Horn and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet


"We can do no great things, only small things with great love."
    -- Mother Theresa of Calcutta, Nobel Lecture Speech, 1979


Mother Theresa took her name, and her inspiration, from St. Therese of Lisieux -- the "Little Flower of Jesus."

The Three Birds cross of this chaplet is hand-cast of solid bronze, from a vintage Armenian original.

The ten beautiful brown Ave beads are simple flowers, carved of bone. Among these are small beads of subtly colored glass, horn, and brass.


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$158.




Rise
Bone and Bronze
Handmade Chaplet

Rise: 10-Bead Chaplet handmade of Bone and Bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


“I am always astonished at the emphasis the Church puts on the body.  It is not the soul she says that will rise but the body, glorified."
-- Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being


The Pater and the Ave beads of this chaplet are carved of bone.

The crucifix is highly dimensional -- the corpus rises from the cross, touching only at the hands and feet.
 


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$106.




Family Tree
Bone, Wood and Bronze
Handmade Celtic Chaplet

Family Tree, Celtic Irish Penal Chaplet handmade of bone, wood and bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


We're all children of God.  Our Family Tree includes us all.

The Celtic cross of this chaplet has a pattern a bit reminiscent of the DNA double-helix!  

The Pater bead is wood, symbolic of that family tree we're all part of.   The Aves are polished bone...

The ring is cast from an ancient Celtic piece...


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$110. (Sold. For a similar chaplet, please inquire.)




Flourishing Garden
variation v.

Carved Bone and Bronze
Handmade Chaplet


"We are not on earth to guard a museum, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life."
  -- Pope John XXIII
 



Two charming wild flowers bloom at the base of the cross of this chaplet...  The cross is hand-cast from an 18th century Russian original.

The ten prayer beads are simple little flowers, carved of bone, each one unique...

 


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$110.




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