Guardian Angel Chaplet Rosary, Small Catholic Pocket Rosary Prayer Beads
A chaplet is a small rosary usually made for a special set of prayers, or dedicated to a patron saint. This little chaplet is the Guardian Angel chaplet, and is made in the traditional layout of 9 beads in the loop and 4 pendant beads with a medal of the Virgin Mary at its center. These smaller rosaries are sometimes called pocket rosaries.
I've used celestial blue crystal beads for this wee chaplet, a color associated with Mary and with angels. The beads are each 7mm across and are all hand-linked with silver rosary wire. The heart-shaped center medal which connects the beads into the loop shows Mary on one side, and the Crown of Thorns on the other.
The chaplet begins and ends with a medal of the Guardian Angel, which has the words "Protect Us" on the back. A little blue enamel tipped traditional crucifix completes the chaplet.
Length from mid-back to end of medal: 19.5cm (7.7")
Medal: 2.5cm (1")
Crucifix: 2.5cm (1")
This is a lovely chaplet for personal use, which would also make a thoughtful gift to commemorate a special occasion. It comes with the prayers for this chaplet, and will be attractively wrapped.
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