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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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