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Rare Murano Glass, Brass and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

Adoration, chaplet handmade of Murano glass and bronze, preview, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art

This charming chaplet is made with very rare, cobalt-blue Murano glass beads.

The pattern of the beads calls to mind the Holy Eucharist within a monstrance!  On each bead, a central white dot is surrounded by a fine pattern of red, and radiant flares of white.  The pattern runs entirely though the beads.  The beads are created by layering strands of variously-colored glass into canes, and then slicing the canes into cross-sections.  Venetian glassmakers on the island of Murano have been using this technique for at least 500 years.
The botonée cross is highly textured with raised knobs.   It's cast by hand from a 19th century Coptic antique, in solid bronze.

Among the prayer beads are smaller beads of solid brass.  The connecting rings are bronze.  The chaplet 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.

Cross: 1.5"
Murano Ave beads: about 12mm in diameter
Length: 6.75" from top of loop to bottom of cross


© Copyright 2007-19, M. Laura Eckert, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art: Handmade Rosaries, Prayer Ropes, Chaplets, and Rosary Bracelets.