Natural Agate & Glass Rosary, Handmade in New Zealand
I've made this attractive semi-precious bead rosary with agate, a natural stone which is hard and durable - and is even mentioned in the Bible. The variety of agate is "crazy lace agate", named for the patterns in each bead, with colours ranging from pale grey to many shades of brown.
This rosary is made with 8mm round agate beads for the 5 decades of Hail Marys & 10mm fluted Czech glass Our Father prayer beads with a rustic silver finish. The beads are hand-linked with silver rosary wire which means the rosary will flow drape nicely in your hands when using it.
The larger beads are wire-wrapped for extra strength where needed most - this rosary is made to last. Agate has been used for centuries for all kinds of things from household utensils to jewelry to prayer beads.
The center medal and medium-size crucifix are both pewter with an antique silver finish. The medal is the much-loved Miraculous Medal of Our Lady. The crucifix is a traditional fleurie style with lily-shape ends to the arms.
Length when hanging: 53cm / 21 inches
Center medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch
Crucifix: 5cm tall / 2 inches
A great rosary for personal use which feels smooth and cool in the hands, and is well made for many years of prayer. It would make a thoughtful gift, and comes in a handmade cotton rosary pouch to keep it in.
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