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Hope and History
Bronze, Brass and Greek Leather
Handmade Irish Penal Chaplet


"But then once in a lifetime
the longed for tidal wave
of justice can rise up
and hope and history rhyme."

-- Seamus Heaney



The Celtic crucifix of this chaplet is cast from a vintage original;  the ring is cast from an ancient Celtic piece.  Both are solid bronze.

The prayer beads are solid brass, with a nice weight.

The beads slide on knotted Greek leather -- the finest cord on the market today.


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$165.




Ancient of Days
variation iv
Bronze, Brass and Greek Leather
Handmade Irish Penal Chaplet


"Thou hast borne incomprehensibly the Ancient of Days as a new Child..."
  -- Theotokion


The powerful, substantial crucifix of this chaplet is cast from a 19th century Spainish antique, and the ring is cast from an ancient Celtic piece.  Both are solid bronze.

The prayer beads are hammered solid brass, with a subtle texture and a nice weight... 

The beads slide on knotted on black Greek leather -- the finest cord on the market today.


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$175.




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.




Compassion
variation ii
Bodhi Seeds, Horn and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet


"We have to come to the end of a long journey and see that the stranger we meet there is no other than ourselves -- which is the same as saying that we find Christ in him."  

   -- Fr. Thomas Merton, Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani


The beautiful bronze openwork cross symbolizes open-heartedness, and the most profound depths of compassion...

Ten very large Bodhi seeds, traditional Buddhist prayer beads, interspersed with golden horn...

Bronze ring, hand-cast from a Celtic antique...


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$144.




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.




© Copyright 2007-16, M. Laura Eckert, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art: Handmade Rosaries, Prayer Ropes, Chaplets, and Rosary Bracelets.