This is intended to be the first of a monthly series on traditional birthstones as they can be used in rosaries. The traditional birthstone for June is the pearl, though the alexandrite is also sometimes used. The most valuable pearls are natural, created by salt-water oysters, perfectly round and colored pure white or black. These […]
There’s a large-ish batch of new rosaries ready at Atelier-Beads. Most of them were made with the beads we purchased at the recent Intergem show in Baltimore. I’ve clamped down so much on security here at the blog that I can’t make my photo program work–so please visit New Rosaries for Late Spring at Atelier-Beads […]
After much hard work, this is the first set of six Peace Chaplets. You can find full-sized images, plus the prayers, at Atelier-Beads. Subsequent posts will relate the story behind the making of these chaplets, and there will be another five chaplets to view.