Brigittine Rosary, 6 Decades, Gold with Blue Swarovski Pearls
I've made this pretty 6 decade Brigittine or Carmetlite rosary with 6mm iridescent blue Swarovski pearls with 8mm pearls for the Our Fathers. Matched with a gold-plated crucifix and a center medal of the Virgin Mary, this rosary is as lovely to look at as it is to pray with.
It is well known that Saint Teresa of Avila prayed the Rosary daily. It is believed that while she was traveling throughout Spain, she enjoyed the hospitality of at least one Brigittine Monastery, and from the Brigittines, learned to say their six-decade Rosary.
The Brigittine (or "Saint Bridget") Rosary looks similar to a regular Rosary, but with an extra decade. The seven Pater beads honor the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the sixty-three Ave Maria beads commemorate the sixty-three years it is believed the Blessed Mother lived on this earth before her Assumption.
The beads are all separately linked with gold rosary wire, and the Our father beads are finished with tiny Swarovski crystals and then wire-wrapped so the rosary has that unique handmade look. The beads are small at just 6mm round, so the rosary is quite lightweight and compact.
Length from center-back to end of crucifix: 55cm / 21.75 inches
Center medal: 2cm / 0.8 inch
Crucifix: 4cm / 1.6 inches
This rosary comes in a handmade (by me) lined rosary pouch to keep it in, and will be attractively packaged.