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Family Tree
Bone, Wood and Bronze
Handmade Celtic Chaplet

Family Tree, Celtic Irish Penal Chaplet handmade of bone, wood and bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, preview

We're all children of God.  Our Family Tree includes us all.

The cross of this chaplet has a pattern a bit reminiscent of the DNA double-helix!  It's solid bronze, hand-cast from a vintage Celtic original.

The Pater bead is wood, symbolic of that family tree we're all part of.  The Pater is set between caps of solid brass.

The Aves are beautiful, smooth, polished bone, symbolic of our bodies.  Among the Aves are beads of olive matte glass.

The finger ring is cast from an ancient Celtic piece, in solid bronze.

The connecting rings are solid 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.

Chaplets of this configuration, known as Irish penal chaplets or "little rosaries," can easily be used to keep count of the prayers of the full five-decade rosary.  Just place the ring on one finger, pray the first decade, then move the ring to each finger in turn, to pray all five.

Cross: about 1.75"
Ring: about 1"
Pater: about 12mm
Aves: about 8mm long
Length: about 10.3"


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