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Trailing Clouds of Glory
Natural Mother of Pearl
Handmade Irish Penal Chaplet

Trailing Clouds of Glory, chaplet handmade of mother of pearl and bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, pv

"Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home."

--William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

These Ave beads seem to glow from within -- please see the detail photo, below.  They're natural mother of pearl -- beige aswirl with luminous white, with flecks and streaks of rose.  Among these are beads of matte glass in various shades of rose and olive.  At each end of the chaplet is a beautifully shaped bead of burnt horn. 

The pretty crucifix has a pattern of fleur de lis, symbolic of the Blessed Mother, of Christ's human nature, and of the Holy Trinity.  On the reverse of the crucifix is a circular emblem with the words, "Ste. Christo."  (Please see detail photos, below.) 
The crucifix is hand-cast from a European antique, in solid bronze

The finger ring of the chaplet has an attractive Tuareg motif.  It's antiqued brass.

The chaplet is strung on premium quality Soft Flex jewelers' cable, composed of 49 strands of plied steel encased in nylon, with a test strength of 26 pounds;  each end is double-crimped for security. 
The connecting rings are brass and bronze;  the crimps, copper. 

Crucifix:  1.75"
Aves:  8mm
Length:  10.25"
Weight:  .5 oz.


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