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Irish Shore
variation ii
Curved Stone and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

Irish Shore, variation ii, curved stone beads and bronze, full view, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art


A celebration of Father Michael Meehan's imagination, and the Little Ark of Kilbaha, in County Clare, Ireland.

Shamrocks adorn the beautiful cross of this chaplet, on front and back.

The ten curved stone prayer beads are mottled-greens and grays, reminiscent of the colors along the shore in Kilbaha...  


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$93.




Fire and Thunder
Lavastone, Wood and Bronze
Handmade Chaplet

Fire and Thunder, 10-bead chaplet handmade of lava stone and bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art; full view


In the Beginning,
The Word was red,
And the sound was thunder.

-- John O'Donohue, In Praise of Fire


Black lava Ave beads, separated by vividly red beads of magnesite.

Double-sided crucifix, hand-cast from a 17c original.

Pater bead of carved wood.


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$120.




Ordinary Time
Stone and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

Ordinary Time handmade green stone prayer chaplet, bronze cross



Green is the color of the liturgical season we call "Ordinary Time."  We have this amazing blessing, this miracle of the ordinary moment -- this moment -- here and now.  

The green prayer beads of this chaplet are smooth barrel-shaped stone.

The cross is hand-cast from an ancient original, in solid bronze. 


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$93.




Dappled Things
Speckled Stone and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

Dappled Things Chaplet - Speckled Stone and Bronze - 10-Bead - Handmade by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


"Glory be to God for dappled things  ...All things counter, original, spare, strange..."

  -- Gerard Manley Hopkins, 
Pied Beauty



Aves of wildly speckled, semi-translucent stone...

Pater of smooth smoky quartz...

Extraordinarily graceful Tau crucifix...


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$84.




God's Jester
variation iii
Lavastone, Millefiori and Bronze
Handmade Chaplet

God's Jester 10-bead handmade chaplet, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


Saint Francis of Assisi referred to himself as "the jester of God" -- God's minstrel, jokester, singer, tumbler, poet... "Who else but His jongleurs are the Lord's servants who lift up the hearts of men and move them to spiritual joy?"

The wonderful cross of this chaplet is a little crazy-looking, decorated with randomly tapped circles -- a flurry of juggling balls in midair?
 
The Pater bead is vintage Italian Murano millefiori glass... 

The Aves are lavastone...


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$92.




Irish Shore
Nephrite and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

Irish Shore, handmade 10 bead green stone chaplet, bronze and nephrite.  Full view.


A celebration of Father Michael Meehan's imagination, and the Little Ark of Kilbaha, in County Clare, Ireland.

Ten stone prayer beads in mottled-greens and grays, reminiscent of the colors along the shore in Kilbaha...  These beads vary pleasantly in size and shape.

The beautifully designed bronze Eucharistic medal depicts a cross, wheat, wine, and a fish;  on the reverse are the alpha and the omega, and the chi rho.


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$93.




Mysteries
variation ii
Lavastone, Jasper and Bronze
10-bead Handmade Chaplet

Mysteries chaplet handmade of bronze, black jasper, and lava stone, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, fv


"The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man."
     -- G. K. Chesterton


The large, substantial crucifix of this chaplet is solid bronze, cast by hand from a 19th century Spanish original.

The Pater bead is lavastone, with interesting pocks and pits that formed when the molten rock cooled. 

The Aves are cubes of black jasper -- hand-cut, and pleasingly varied in shape, size, and color...


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$150.




The Cup
Jasper and Bethlehem Olivewood
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet


“Take this, all of you, and drink from it: this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven.”
  -- from the Eucharistic Prayer


Faceted stone Ave beads of deep red jasper.  Their color is a reminder of the Communion wine, and the cup of Christ's blood...

Bronze crucifix, decorated with grape leaves and bunches of grapes symbolic of the wine...

Pater bead of olivewood, made by hand in Israel, of wood pruned from the ancient olive trees in Bethlehem. 



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$138.




Penitent's Chaplet
variation i
Sardonyx Tusks and Ebony
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet


"Whatever insults human dignity...all these things are infamies indeed."

  -- Gaudium et Spes, the Constitution on the Church, 1965; 
  -- reiterated in Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II, 1995

Tusk shaped stone prayer beads symbolize any form of aggression, any insult to the dignity of any person.

The crucifix is heavy solid bronze, cast from a broken antique original...

This chaplet -- despite the shape of the beads -- is prayable.  The feeling it causes, when you hold it in your palm, is powerful.


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$158.




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