Welcome to Atelier-Beads: Rosaries, Prayer Beads, and Chotkis



Beads and prayer are so closely linked that the very word “bead” means “prayer” in the ancient history of the English language. At Atelier-Beads I am always aware that the beads I use will number the prayers of their owners. Each rosary, chotki, or set of Anglican prayer beads will accompany its user into a sacred space, a place in the heart where the soul speaks with God. The work of making rosaries is a great responsibility and a profound joy.

I search out exquisite gemstones, vintage beads and crystals, ethnic and trade beads, sacred and historic beads, and durable natural materials. These special beads are matched with a treasury of fixtures that are artisan-created, ethnic, traditional, or re-created from beautiful antiques. The result is rosaries and prayer beads that express a thought or aspiration; honor a saint or holy person; or illustrate a Scripture verse, prayer, or hymn. Most of our rosaries, chaplets, and Anglican prayer beads are one-of-a-kind. All are true originals. If you have questions or wish to discuss a custom piece, please use the form provided to contact me. Enjoy your visit to Atelier-Beads.

This website is dedicated to the glory of God with thanksgiving for the life of
Gregory Gerard Madison, beloved husband, partner, and best friend, April 17, 1949 – July 17, 2011.
“He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”