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Irish Shore
variation ii
Curved Stone and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

Irish Shore, variation ii, curved stone beads and bronze, preview, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art

This chaplet is a celebration of Father Michael Meehan's imagination, and the Little Ark of Kilbaha.

1852, Kilbaha, County Clare, Ireland:
To circumvent laws which forbade the celebration of Mass nearly everywhere, Father Meehan built a moveable church -- a horse-drawn, wheeled box that came to be called the "Little Ark."  For six years, Father Meehan and his parishioners celebrated Mass on the one bit of safe ground:  the shore of the sea, between the marks of the high and low tides.  The Little Ark is still in existence, and can be seen at Moneen Church, in Kilbaha.

The cross of this chaplet is adorned on both sides with shamrocks.  It's solid bronze, hand-cast from a vintage original.

The ten curved stone prayer beads are mottled-greens and grays, reminiscent of the colors along the shore in Kilbaha.  Among these are beads of matte glass and 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: about 1.25"
Prayer Beads:  about 11mm long
Length:  about 6"
Weight:  .4 oz.


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