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