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Fire and Thunder
Lavastone, Wood and Bronze
Handmade Chaplet

Fire and Thunder, 10-bead chaplet handmade of lava stone and bronze, by Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art; preview

In the Beginning,
The Word was red,
And the sound was thunder.

-- John O'Donohue, In Praise of Fire

The crucifix of this chaplet is hand-cast from a 17c Russian original, in solid bronze.  It is double-sided, thick and substantial.  (Two are shown here; showing the two sides.)

The Pater Bead is spiral-carved wood.  The Ave beads are black lava, with pits and pocks that formed as the molten rock cooled.  

Throughout the chaplet are vividly red beads of magnesite, and beads of matte glass.  The ribbed beads are solid brass.  The connecting rings are solid copper and bronze.  

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.

Pater bead:  about 1.1" long, 30mm
Aves:  about 10mm wide, 6mm thick
Crucifix:  about 1.9" top to bottom, 48mm
Overall Length:  about 6.25", 155mm


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