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First Flowers
Pale Jasper and Mother of Pearl
Handmade Rosary

First Flowers rosary handmade of mother of pearl and pale jasper, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


Inspired by the first flowers to emerge through the snow in springtime 

The crucifix of this rosary is covered in flowers...

The Paters are freeform disks of mother of pearl, with the shine of spring snow...

The stone Aves are pale multicolored jasper...


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$185.




Silverleaf and Trees
Jasper, Wood and Bronze
Handmade Rosary

Silverleaf and Trees rosary, handmade of jasper and bronze, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, pv


These jasper Pater beads are so beautifully varied in color. The beads are triangular, and incised in a pattern that suggests trees, or perhaps feathers. Alongside each Pater are beads of ebony.

The pale sage Aves are silverleaf jasper. 

The crucifix and matching rosary center are both solid bronze, cast from antique Copic originals.


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$180.




Acorns
variation ii
Bloodstone, Wood and Bronze
Handmade Rosary

Acorn rosary, handmade of bloodstone and bronze, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


"Where I go, you cannot follow Me now;  but you will follow later." 
   -- John 13:36



The wood Pater beads of this rosary suggest acorns;  the pattern of the acorn caps beautifully complements the pattern of the crucifix...

The crucifix is solid bronze, hand-cast from an antique original...

The Aves are bloodstone, in naturally varied deep blue-greens with occasional touches of muted reds...


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$198.




Lydia's Place
variation iii
Purple Czech Glass, Carved Bone
Handmade Rosary

Lydia's Place handmade purple rosary, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


This rosary was inspired by Lydia, and her place in the early Christian community at Philippi.  Lydia was a dealer in purple cloth;  we've used purple beads here in her honor. 

The gorgeous royal purple Ave beads of this rosary are Czech glass, faceted and firepolished...

The Paters are bone, carved with a floral motif.  They're capped with deep purple glass, and decorative beads of bronze...

The beautifully shaped bronze cross is hand-cast from a 15th century original.


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$190.




Step by Step
Maple and MaLi Wood
Handmade Rosary

Step by Step Rosary handmade of maple, carved wood and bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


"You have only one model, Jesus.
Follow, follow, follow him step by step,
imitating him, sharing his life in every way."

-- Blessed Charles de Foucauld


Simple, all-in-one-loop rosary...  

The fine quality wooden Ave beads are unfinished maple... The Paters are hand-carved MaLi wood, set between small beads of solid brass.

The crucifix, one of our favorites, is solid bronze, hand-cast from a vintage original.


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$130.




St. Peter's Example
Carved Bone, Jasper and Bronze
Handmade Rosary

St. Peter's Example Rosary handmade of carved bone and jasper, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


For our beloved Saint Peter the Apostle, whose faults and failings are renown, but who went ahead and kept trying.

The Pater beads of this rosary are carved bone.  Their crosshatch pattern suggests the fishing nets which were the tools of Peter's trade. 

The stone Aves are silverleaf jasper.

Bronze openwork crucifix and Gate of Heaven rosary center.


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$188.




Yellowline Turquoise
Jaspers, Carved Wood and Bronze
Handmade Rosary

Yellowline Turquoise rosary, handmade of jaspers, carved wood and bronze, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


Carved wooden Pater beads, set between disks of dark red jasper...

Colorful stone Aves of yellowline turquoise...

Strongly dimensional crucifix, handcast of solid bronze...

Rosary center depicting the Sacred Heart...

 


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$180.




Mixed Woods, variation i
Wood and Bronze
All-in-One-Loop Rosary


"You will find something more in woods than in books.  Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters." 
-- Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Epistle 106 


These marvelous Pater beads are made of various woods -- in free-form, flattened and elongated ovals -- each unique.  One of the Paters is a triplet of beads.

The striped wooden Aves are separated by more small beads of wood...
 


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$176.




Mixed Woods, variation ii
Wood and Bronze
Latin American Crucifix
All-in-One-Loop Rosary


"You will find something more in woods than in books.  Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters." 
-- Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Epistle 106 


The large, double-sided, Latin American crucifix of this rosary arises from a heart...

The Pater beads are made of various woods -- free-form, from near-spheres to flattened and elongated ovals -- each unique.  One of the Paters is a duo of beads.

The striped wooden Aves are separated by more small beads of wood...
 


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$176.




Dreams
variation ii
Czech Glass and Agate
Handmade Rosary

Dreams rosary handmade of agate, Czech glass and bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


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


Crucifix embellished with stylized lilies... Heart shaped rosary center...

Stone Pater beads of agate, each unique...

Aves of Czech glass with a bronze lustre...
 


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$178.




Compassion
variation iv, Four Birds

Old Masai Glass, Bodhi Seeds, and Bronze
All-In-One-Loop Rosary

Compassion Rosary handmade of Bodhi seeds and old Masai glass, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


"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."  

   -- Thomas Merton, Trappist monk, Abbey of Gethsemani


The Pater beads of this rosary are old, well-traveled, red Masai glass.

The Aves are Bodhi seeds, traditional Buddhist prayer beads, separated by beads of red horn.

The Coptic cross is adorned with four small birds...


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$255. (Sold. For a similar rosary, please inquire.)




Lent
variation ii
Lavastone and Bronze
Handmade Rosary

Lent rosary, handmade of bronze, Greek ceramic, and lava stone, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


"There is not, never has been,
and never will be a single human being
for whom Christ did not suffer."

  --  Catechism of the Catholic Church, 605

We had the Lenten journey in mind when we made this rosary. 

The bronzy Paters are flecked with verdigris.  They're set among chips of mottled old-golds and berry-purples...

The Aves are lavastone, with natural pits and pocks formed as the molten stone cooled.  Among these are beads of strong purples, blues and sage greens...

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


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$194.




Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks
Rhyolite, Wood and Bronze
Handmade Rosary


This rosary is inspired by Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, known to her friends as the Flower of the Algonquins and the Lily of the Mohawks.

On the rosary center, an image of Saint Kateri is framed within the petals of a flower; and the crucifix is adorned with stylized lilies.  



 


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$212.




Wall of Bronze
Bronzite, Greek Brass and Bronze
Handmade Rosary


"I will make to you this people a fortified wall of bronze;
they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you,
for I am with you to save you and deliver you,
says the LORD."

-- Jeremiah 15:20

 

Paters of Greek brass...
Stone Aves of bronzite...
Coptic cross of solid bronze.


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$173.




Wildflowers
Vintage Wood and Carnelian
Handmade Rosary

Wildflowers handmade carnelian rosary, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, full view


"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."   -- Matthew 6:28-29

Inspired by the intense colors of Autumn wildflowers in New England...


The wooden Paters of this rosary are splendid old vintage beads -- hand-carved saucers, wonderfully varied in shape and size. 

The stone Ave beads are carnelian, the color of dark honey -- unexpectly mingled with intense purples, olives, and deep blues! 


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$180.




Roses in December
Rosy Brown Jasper, Ebony
Handmade Rosary

Roses in December, Guadalupe rosary, handmade of jasper, ebony and bronze, full image


This rosary honors Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Morenita, who gave Saint Juan Diego roses in December.

Ave beads of rosy brown jasper...

Pater beads of Ebony...

Large, extraordinary, Trinity-form rosary center depicts Our Lady of Guadalupe...


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$180.




Stones and Moss
variation iv
Naturally Tumbled Pebbles and Bronze


"Be still,
and know that I Am..."
     -- Psalm 46:11

Lord's Prayer beads of naturally tumbled pebbles, found along the shores of the North American Great Lakes...

Large bronze Irish crucifix, hand-cast from a 19th century antique...

Stone Aves of mossy green rhyolite, each slightly different in color and shape, interspersed with rosy mauve and deep green matte glass...


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$228.




Age to Age, East to West
Petrified Wood, Glass and Bronze
Handmade Rosary


"From age to age you gather a people to yourself, so that from east to west a perfect offering may be made to the glory of your name."

    -- from the Epiclesis for the Holy Eucharist



San Damiano crucifix, from a vintage Italian original... Rosary center, from a vintage Turkoman piece... both hand-cast in solid bronze.

Paters of petrified wood, in a variety of colors, represent the passing of eons...

Aves of warm amber matte glass.


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$160.




Going Overboard
Old Brass and Glass
Handmade Rosary


"Overboard on the instant went Simon Peter...
Overboard into the water this impulsive creature flung himself -- "
-- Charles Seymour Robinson


Jesus must have laughed -- with affection.  For the full story, see John 21:6.

The rustic, handmade African brass spheres we've used for the Paters of this rosary are symbolic of Peter's fishing net -- suddenly so super-abundantly full that "now they were not able to draw it, for the multitude of fishes."

Aves of matte Czech glass in warm amber tones... Coptic crucifix and rosary center, both of solid bronze...


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$170.




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