Anglican St Benedict Rosary, Jasper Gemstone Beads
This is a handmade Anglican or Christian rosary featuring a Saint Benedict cross and natural jasper gemstone beads. It comes in a handmade (by me) lined cotton pouch to keep it in along with a pamphlet about the Anglican rosary.
An ideal man's rosary, it is well constructed for rugged hands and will last for many years of prayer.
I've used 8mm round earthy-toned jasper beads for the week prayer beads, and 10mm rounds for the cruciform and invitatory beads. Each bead is linked by hand with silver rosary wire, and I've wire-wrapped the larger beads to give extra strength where needed.
The rosary is completed with a nicely detailed Saint Benedict cross which shows St Benedict's ward (prayer of protection) behind the body of Christ, and an image of the saint himself on the other side. Made in nickle and lead free pewter, the cross has black enamel inlay on the arms and has a satin polished finish.
Length from center back to end of cross: 33cm / 13 inches;
Cross: 5cm tall.
This rosary has a nice, solid feel to it and flows smoothly through the hands.