Friday, July 13, 2007

My Rosaries

Early in my Catholic journey I learned to make rosaries. I made my first one in the fall of 2005 as I was in RCIA class. By the time Easter Vigil arrived, I made one for every person entering the Church with me along with a few others. Since then, I've made several more that I've given away to others like my friend Summer. I've probably made 40+ rosaries at this point and every one of them have been unique. I've never sold one as they have all been gifts. I can't even tell you how much I've spent in making them, but it's just something I enjoy. Each rosary costs anywhere from a couple of dollars to make to upwards of $15 depending on the kind of beads, centers and crosses I use. I may have to start selling them just to keep my habit up. I really don't know if there would be a market for them, but I've received compliments from every person that has received one. I've always enjoyed being creative and crafty and this is something that incorporates that. It is a moment of peace that lets me get away from the world for a few moments when I make them. I hope and pray that every person that has received one of my rosaries has been able to use it to further their spiritual life. I don't pray the rosary as much as I should. Sometimes, I do recite it as I string each bead. Now that I have a craft room again, I've been more active in making them - that is until I've run out of materials. I'll have to wait until payday next week to replenish my supplies.

At this point I have 21 rosaries at home. (Aside from my personal rosaries.) I've put 20 of them online if you'd like to see them. I have another that I'm holding on to with someone in mind that I'd like to give it to. If you're interested in a rosary, email me and let me know and we'll figure out a price. If you'd like me to make one for you, I can do that as well. Several I've made with the person it's going to in mind and I try to chose colors/materials that seem to fit them.

3 comments:

Kelly Jene said...

Hi I came across this blog after coming across the 4th street blues blog. I loved reading about your journey. Why don't you write here anymore?? I loved your rosaries... they are really beautiful.

ignorant redneck said...

Hi Miss Annabel,

I'v been going around on the list of people with interests similar to mine, and asking them to check out my blog.

I'm a convert too, and BTW--I break rosaries after a few months, I don't know why! I tend now to by heavy rosaries that look like they should be made for a plumber or something.

PipeTobacco said...

Annabel:

My wife also has a collection of roasaries as do I. We actually pool them into a family collection. Our most memorable are the pair we both purchased for each other for a wedding gift for each of us. We keep those in a special silver, engraved heart shaped box by our bed.

I hope that you will come back to visit my blog again sometime.

PipeTobacco
http://frumpyprofessor.blogspot.com