St Benedict Men's Bracelet, Christian Prayer Bracelet
This St Benedict bracelet is made with natural jasper gemstone beads and a small medal of St Benedict. The bracelet is designed as a prayer bracelet - a great way to keep a chaplet rosary with you for those quiet moments in a busy life. A pamphlet with suggested prayers for use with the bracelet is included.
I've used 8mm round jasper for the 3 groups of 3 prayer beads in the bracelet, separated with a selection of small silver-plated and Czech glass beads which have been made to resemble ancient trade beads. The medal hangs at the front and shows the saint himself on one side and his ward (prayer of protection) on the other.
The bracelet is made on Powercord, a moisture and fray resistant elastic polymer jewelry cord which returns to its original shape after stretching - easy on-off wear.
The pictured bracelet is a man's medium size for a wrist measuring around 19cm (7.5 inches). Smaller and larger sizes may have slight differences in the small beads to achieve the right size for you.
Here is a general guide to sizing:
Women - Small: 16cm (6."), Medium: 17cm (6.5"), Large: 18cm (7"), X-tra Large: 19cm (7.5")
Men - Small: 18cm (7"); Medium: 19cm (7.5"), Large: 20cm (8"), X-tra Large: 21.5cm (8.5")
Measure your wrist and order that size if you want it to sit firmly on your wrist, or the next size up for a looser fit.
An easy way to measure is to put a string around the wrist and mark where it crosses over itself, then measure between the marks with a ruler. Order that size if you want it to sit firm on your wrist. If you want your bracelet to fit loose then order the next size up.
Jasper is a hard and durable natural stone, which has been used for centuries for jewelry and weapons - it is even mentioned in the Bible. The bracelet comes attractively packaged to treat you, or so it is ready for gifting.
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