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The First Rosary

I began making rosary beads several years ago when my sister, Erika, asked me to make her one in purple. She converted to Catholicism when she married a couple of decades ago.

I am not Catholic, and was not aware of anything other than the number of beads in a rosary and how it was assembled. I had been making beaded jewelry for a couple of years when she asked.

As we all have our "styles" as designers of beadwork/jewelry, I have found that my signature when making rosary beads is to use larger art beads as the "Our Father" beads. I like the way it looks and the difference can be felt easily by those who pray the rosary.

The first rosary I made is still one of my favorites.

© Copyright 2015 - Coral Levang. All Rights Reserved.

Note: This content has been adapted from an original piece by the author, which has since been removed from Bubblews

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Image Credit » Photograph by author. My first rosary made.

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MegL wrote on June 27, 2015, 2:09 PM

Well, I had heard of people "praying the Rosary" but didn't know what it meant. This gives me a start on understanding that.

CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 2:33 PM

I do not know too much about it, but I know that each of the 10 beads are called a "decade" and the ones in-between, where I use the larger beads, are the Pater or "Our Father" beads.

CoralLevang wrote on June 28, 2015, 2:40 AM

Do you also make rosary beads, &VisionofHope ?

Shellyann36 wrote on July 18, 2015, 2:48 AM

It looks very pretty. I take it that the little purse goes along with it?

CoralLevang wrote on July 18, 2015, 2:50 PM

Yes, Shellyann36 ... When I give a rosary, or sell one, I put it into some type of purse or bag.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 21, 2015, 12:22 AM

Very neat addition. I like that idea.