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Dappled Things
Speckled Stone, Quartz and Bronze
Handmade Rosary

Dappled Things Handmade Rosary, full view, Still Stone and Moss

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

  -- Gerard Manley Hopkins, 
Pied Beauty

The Aves of this rosary are wildly speckled, semi-translucent stone, with a beautiful shape.  The Paters are smooth smoky quartz.

The Tau crucifix is extraordinarily graceful...


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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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Joy Comes in the Morning
variation vii
Turquoise and Czech Glass
Handmade Rosary

"...Weeping may last for the night,
But a shout of joy comes in the morning."
  -- Psalm 30:5

The elegantly simple crucifix of this rosary is adorned with lilies, symbolic of the Resurrection.  It's handcast from a vintage original, in solid bronze.

The Paters are blue-green Chinese turquoise, between beads of rosy-brown  jasper and brass...

The beautifully shaped Aves are opaque black Czech glass.

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$184. (Sold. For a similar rosary, please inquire.)

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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Roses in December
variation ii
Rosy Brown Jasper, Carved Bone
Handmade Rosary

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

Our Lady of Guadalupe is depicted on this wonderful, large rosary center...

The Pater beads are bone, carved with roses...

The stone Aves are rosy-brown jasper...

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