Handmade Catholic Rosaries and Jewelry

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Our Lady of Grace Antique Reproduction Medal Necklace

My rosaries sell quickly enough that I always have to be thinking ahead of what beads I will be ordering next.  The design rules are pretty straightforward, but I still like to think of some way that I can make them a little unique.

For this reason I don't have much time to think about new designs for jewelry pieces as much as I would like.  But what I really enjoy about making a necklace is that there are no rules..or specific bead numbers that one has to follow.  In fact it is really fun to try and make something totally different whenever I can.

So yesterday I enjoyed making this necklace because it was just that...very different from my rosaries and from any of the necklaces I have made in the past.  I like the fact that I can wear it with any color, either casually or formally.  Because it has fewer beads, and links of fine chain, it is lightweight and easy to wear.  Sometimes I think simple is the way to go....and that's what I was aiming at with this necklace.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Pardon Crucifix

BlueAventurine Rosary with Pardon Crucifix and IHS center
I love to use a Pardon Crucifix on my rosaries because it carries a special indulgence attached to its use.  For those who are not familiar with the term indulgence it is given by the Church to remit the temporal punishment of sins that have been forgiven.

This particular rosary is made with affordable based metal parts...but I can also make it in solid sterling silver, for those who prefer the real deal.

   About the Pardon Crucifix:.
These indulgences have been declared upon the Pardon Crucifix by Pope St. Pius X in 1905, and have been approved in the pardon of the living and the souls in Purgatory in 1907. The lengths of the indulgences were repealed in the new Enchiridion, and the indulgences were granted to remit the guilt of the sin committed:

1. Whoever carries on his person the Pardon Crucifix, may thereby gain an indulgence.

2. For devoutly kissing the Crucifix, an indulgence is gained.

3. Whoever says one of the following invocations before this crucifix may gain each time an indulgence: "Our Father who art in heaven, forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." "I beg the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray to the Lord our God for me."

4. Whoever, habitually devout to this Crucifix, will fulfill the necessary conditions of Confession and Holy Communion, may gain a Plenary Indulgence on the following feasts: On the feasts of the Five Wounds of our Lord, the Invention of the Holy Cross, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Immaculate Conception, and the Seven Sorrows (Dolors) of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

5. Whoever, at the moment of death, fortified with the Sacraments of the Church, or contrite of heart, in the supposition of being unable to receive them, will kiss this Crucifix and ask pardon of God for his sins, and pardon his neighbor, will gain a Plenary Indulgence.
Definitions courtesy of newadvent.org

A busy Rosary day

I made several new rosaries this afternoon.  I love making different ones, and then and old favorite as well.
Brown Tigereye Rosary with Brass

Leopardskin Jasper rosary with Bronze