Paua Shell & Freshwater Pearls Our Lady of Fatima Rosary
Shimmering New Zealand paua shell (NZ's native abalone shell) makes a beautiful Catholic rosary teamed with natural white freshwater pearl beads - a perfect setting for the Our Lady of Fatima center.
I've made this rosary with 10mm round paua shell Hail Mary beads, each individually linked with silver rosary wire so it flows smoothly through your hands as you pray the rosary. The Our Father prayer beads are lovely white freshwater pearl coin-shaped beads, finished with tiny Swarovski crystals and wire-wrapping.
The center connector is a color image of Our Lady of Fatima, with the words "Pray For Us" engraved on the back. I've used 3 heart-shaped paua beads in the front drop, reflecting Our Blessed Mother's love for her son Jesus, and their love for us.
The crucifix is a traditional design with white enamel background, and has 3 "buds" at the end of each arm, representing the 3-fold nature of the Holy Trinity.
Length when hanging: 60cm / 23.5 inches;
Center medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch;
Crucifix: 4cm / 1.6 inches tall.
This is a beautiful rosary for personal use, as well as lovely to look at. It would make a thoughtful gift or addition to a rosary collection. It comes in a handmade (by me) rosary pouch to store it in.
See more rosaries here: Rosary Collection