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Flourishing Garden
variation iv.

Rhyolite, Bone and Bronze
Handmade Chaplet

Flourishing Garden variation IV,  chaplet handmade of  rhyolite, bone and bronze, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, preview

"We are not on earth to guard a museum, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life."
  -- Pope John XXIII

Each end of this crucifix is bursting with small flowers and leaves...  The crucifix is solid bronze, cast by hand from a vintage original...

The bone Pater bead is carved with flowers...

The ten Aves are rhyolite, in a marvelous variety of greens, ochres, and peach...  Among these are beads of matte glass in various earthy browns...

The connecting rings are solid bronze and copper.  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.

Crucifix:  2.1"
Ave beads:  8mm
Pater bead:  28mm
Length:  8"


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