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33-Bead Handmade Prayer Rope
Amber Czech Glass, Bronze

Sunup, 33 bead prayer rope handmade of bronze and glass, preview

"I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen --  not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."

  -- C. S. Lewis, Weight of Glory

The bright, reflective surface of this cross, and its circle motif, suggest the sun.  The cross is solid bronze, handcast from a 19th century Coptic original.

The deep amber color and translucency of the prayer beads suggest the sun's warmth.  Their color varies with the light (see detail photo below, for an example).  The beads are Czech glass with an interesting, irregular shape. 

Among these are beads of matte glass in various shades of tan, and solid brass and copper.  The chaplet is strung on premium quality Soft Flex jewelers' cable;  the rings are solid copper and bronze.

The number of prayer beads -- 33 -- is a celebration of the incarnation, and is symbolic of the years of Jesus' life on earth.

Cross:  2"
Prayer beads:  about 10 mm
Length:  11"
Weight:  1.6 oz.


© Copyright 2007-16, M. Laura Eckert, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art: Handmade Rosaries, Prayer Ropes, Chaplets, and Rosary Bracelets.