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Stone and Bronze
Handmade 33-Bead Prayer Rope

Candlelight, 33-bead prayer rope, handmade of stone and bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, preview

When we look into the heart,
May our eyes have the kindness
and reverence of candlelight.

-- John O'Donohue, "For Light"

The crucifix of this prayer rope is absolutely wonderful.  It's cast from a well-worn -- clearly well-loved -- 18th century Latin American antique, in solid bronze.

The warm colors of the prayer beads remind us of candlelight.  The beads are semi-translucent, speckled stone, shaped something like flattened pears.  

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

Among the prayer beads are tiny beads handmade of brass.  At each end of the strand are larger beads of brass.

The connecting rings are bronze.  The prayer rope 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.

Crucifix:  2"
Prayer beads: about 14mm wide
Length:  about 12.75" from the top of the loop to the bottom of the crucifix
Weight: about 2.1 oz.

If you'd like to know more about the Jesus Prayer, or the history of Prayer Ropes, click here.  (Prayer Ropes are also known as Chotki, Byzantine Rosary, Matanii, Chomboschini, and Brojanica.)


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