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God's Jester
variation iii
Lavastone, Millefiori and Bronze
Handmade Chaplet

God's Jester 10-bead handmade chaplet, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, pv

Saint Francis of Assisi referred to himself as "the jester of God" -- God's minstrel, jokester, singer, tumbler, poet... "Who else but His jongleurs are the Lord's servants who lift up the hearts of men and move them to spiritual joy?"
   -- St. Francis

The wonderful cross of this chaplet is a little crazy-looking, decorated on both sides with randomly taped circles -- flurry of juggling balls in midair?  The cross is solid bronze, hand-cast from a vintage Ethiopian original.

The Pater bead is vintage Murano millefiori glass, from Italy.  It's set between beads of black onyx.

The Aves are lava stone.  Among these are beads of Kenyan brass and matte glass.

The connecting rings are heavy gauge solid bronze and copper.  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"
Pater: about 14mm
Aves: about 9mm wide
Length: about 5.25" from the top of the loop to the bottom of the cross


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