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variation iii
Agate, Carnelian and Bronze
Handmade Linear Chaplet

Dreams, variation iii, prayer chaplet handmade of natural carnelian, agate and bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, fv

"Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
And your old men shall dream dreams..."
  -- Acts 2:17

Graceful, beautiful Tau crucifix...

Pater bead of uniquely patterned agate...

Aves of natural carnelian...

Heart-motif pendant...

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Seeker's Chaplet
Hawk's Eye and Bronze
Handmade Geocache Chaplet

Handmade bronze Seeker's Chaplet, with Geocache, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view

"Ask, and you will receive;
Seek, and you will find;
Knock, and the door will be opened to you."

-- Matthew 7: 7

This chaplet has a small brass vial attached -- a geocache -- as a symbol of the search.  The vial can be opened, and could be a good place to keep a scroll with the words of Matthew 7:7, or any other small object.

The crucifix is patterned with wheat, symbolic of the Eucharist. The stone prayer beads are all hawk's eye.


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The Lady with the Alabaster Jar
Poppy Jasper and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

Inspired by the lady with the alabaster jar, and her wildly extravagant gesture of love. 

“Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of, in memory of her.” 
  -- Matthew 26:13 

Beautifully ornamented Latin American crucifix… Aves of deep red poppy jasper… And Pater bead of white stone, that suggests the alabaster jar.

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$144. (Sold. For a similar chaplet, please inquire.)

All Weather
variation ii
Picasso Stone and Vintage Bone
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

All Weather, variation ii, Chaplet - Picasso Stone, Vintage Bone, and Bronze - 10-Bead - Handmade by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art

"Praised be my Lord for our Brother Wind, and for air and cloud, calms and all weather..."
    -- Saint Francis of Assisi, from "The Canticle of Brother Sun"

Ave beads of matte Picasso stone in many shades of gray...

Pater beads of beautiful, smooth, polished bone in combination with red and golden horn...

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variation ii
Matte Jasper, Vintage Carved Nut
Handmade 10 Bead Chaplet

"Who is the third who walks always beside you?"

     -- T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land," (1922)

A chaplet for the journey. 

The ten stone Ave beads are matte Picture Jasper;  the old Pater bead is a vintage carved fruit pit. 

The openwork cross is bronze, hand-cast from a 19th century Ethiopian antique.

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Travel by Starlight
variation III
Afghan Lapis Lazuli
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

"...They went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them."
   -- Matthew 2:9

Each of us is invited to follow the star... invited to travel by starlight.

These Aves are especially beautiful Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan -- deep cobalt-blue, with clouds and golden speckles of pyrite -- the starlit vault of heaven!  We imagine the wise men traveling under such a sky.

The crucifix is absolutely wonderful.  It's cast from a well-worn -- and clearly well-loved -- 18th century Latin American antique, in solid bronze.

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$214. (Sold. For a similar chaplet, please inquire.)

"Follow Me"
Tuareg Brass and Stone
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

"Search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity." 
"Everyone has his Lambaréné."
--  Albert Schweitzer

Coptic crucifix, hand-cast from a 19th century antique, in solid bronze...

The marvelous woven texture of the Tuareg Pater bead complements the texture of the crucifix...  

The stone Aves are red-brown jasper...

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Flourishing Garden
variation iv.

Rhyolite, Bone and Bronze
Handmade Chaplet

Flourishing Garden variation IV,  chaplet handmade of  rhyolite, bone and bronze, 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

Each end of this crucifix is bursting with small flowers and leaves...

The bone Pater bead is carved with flowers...

The ten Aves are rhyolite, in a marvelous variety of greens, ochres, and peach...  Among these are beads of matte glass in various earthy browns...

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