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Hope and History
Bronze, Brass and Greek Leather
Handmade Irish Penal Chaplet

"But then once in a lifetime
the longed for tidal wave 
of justice can rise up

and hope and history rhyme."

-- Seamus Heaney

The Celtic crucifix of this chaplet is cast from vintage oiginal;  the ring is cast from an ancient Celtic piece.  Both are solid bronze. 

The Aves and the Pater bead are solid French brass, with a nice weight.  

The chaplet is knotted on Greek leather cord -- the finest leather cord on the market today.  The connecting ring is heavy gauge bronze.

10-Bead Chaplets of this configuration are known as Irish Penal Chaplets, or "Little Rosaries."  They can easily be used to keep count of the prayers of a full five decade rosary, by looping the ring over one thumb and praying one decade, then moving the ring to each finger in turn, praying one decade at each position. 

Crucifix:  2.25"
Prayer Beads:  about 5x7mm
Ring:  about 1.15"
Length:  8" from the top of the ring to the bottom of the crucifix
Weight:  1 oz.

If you'd like to know more about chaplets, including the history of Irish Penal Chaplets, click here.


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