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Dappled Things
Speckled Stone, Quartz and Bronze
Handmade Rosary

Dappled Things Handmade Rosary, preview, 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 something like flattened pears.

The Paters are smooth round smoky quartz.  Their color is a pale tan, most acccurately depicted in the lower left of this large photo, but because they're translucent, their apparent color changes.

The extraordinarily graceful Tau crucifix is solid bronze, hand-cast from a vintage original.

An image of the Madonna and Child is on the face of the rosary center;  the Sacred Heart is on the reverse.  It too is solid hand-cast bronze.

Among the prayer beads are beads of solid brass and matte glass.  The connecting rings are bronze.  The rosary is strung on premium quality Soft Flex jewelers' cable, composed of 49 strands of steel encased in nylon, with a test strength of 26 pounds;  each end is double-crimped for security.

Crucifix:  1.25"
Paters: about 10mm round
Aves:  about 10mm tall and wide, about 5mm thick
Length: about 25.5" from the top of the loop to the bottom of the crucifix
Weight: 2.2 oz

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

© Copyright 2007-18, M. Laura Eckert, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art: Handmade Rosaries, Prayer Ropes, Chaplets, and Rosary Bracelets.