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Pear Wood
Pear Wood and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

Pear Wood Chaplet, handmade of wood and bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art, pv

Prepare ye the way of the Lord;
make straight His paths."
  -- Matthew 3:3

The solid-bronze cross of this chaplet is cast by hand  from a 19th century Russian antique,  smoothed by time.   The cross is replete with symbols.  On the ends of the arms of the cross are the letters “IC XC.”  This ancient abbreviation for “Jesus Christ” derives from the first and last letters of the Greek word IHCOYC, meaning “Jesus,” and the word XPICTOC,” meaning “Christ.”  (Please see detail photos, below.)

The prayer beads of the chaplet are hand-carved of pear wood -- a reminder that we are to "bear good fruit" -- and are subtly varied in shape and size.  Among these are beads of matte black glass.

The connecting rings are heavy bronze and copper.  The crimp beads are copper, alongside beads of solid brass.  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.


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