Handmade Anglican Rosary Prayer Beads, Agate Beads
This Anglican rosary is handmade in New Zealand, straight from my hands to yours, and is as lovely to use in prayer as it is to look at.
The Anglican rosary is based on Christ's life - 33 beads, one for each year of his life. The beads are set out in 4 groups of 7 week beads, separated with larger cruciform and invitatory beads. A pamphlet about the rosary is included that also has some ideas for starting to use the rosary as an aid to contemplative prayer.
I've used agate gemstone beads for the rosary, 8mm round for the week beads and 10mm round for the cruciforms. The front invitatory bead is a 14mm agate rondelle, which holds the filigree lily style cross. All the beads are individual linked with silver rosary wire which gives the rosary nice flow through your hands.
The larger beads are layered with silver pewter end caps and beads, giving the rosary striking and eye-catching appeal. These larger beads are wire-wrapped to give extra strength where needed most - and to give the rosary that unique handmade look.
Length when hanging: 44cm / 17.5 inches.
Beads: 8mm, 10mm and 14mm natural agate gemstone beads.
Cross: 4.5cm tall / 1.8 inches tall.
Agate is a hard and durable stone with an attractive luster. It has been used for centuries for prayer beads, household goods and personal adornment - it is even mentioned in the Bible. This rosary is well made and will last for many years of prayer.
A special rosary for your personal use, or which would make a thoughtful gift for another. It comes attractively wrapped in a handmade cotton rosary pouch to store it in, along with the pamphlet.