Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Chaplets and Pocket Rosaries

 I think my most favorite kind of rosary to make is a pocket rosary or chaplet. They are small enough to tuck into your purse or pocket, and they serve the same purpose as a full sized rosary. They are also more affordable and a bit quicker to make up. 
 This little chaplet is a custom order i made for my friend. It is made of poppy jasper and bronze.
 My friend found this medal in her drawer and wanted it incorporated into her chaplet so i used it in place of a cross or crucifix.
 I've also been working on my wire wrapping skills and am getting faster at it. I really like making rosaries this way as they are pretty indestructable with this style of wire wrap.
 i hope she likes it...
 I love St Nicholas! So i have been searching for a medal or connector piece with him featured on it. I was so happy when i found this medal.
 i think it looks very old world and beautiful
 I was told the words on the back of the medal say "St Nicholas, Wonder Worker"
 I paired the medal up with this ornate cross and these beautiful cobalt blue glass beads
 This time i made it in bronze and wire wrapped it. The lamp work beads are ones i bought years ago and have had in my bead collection. I thought they would make a nice little rosary
 I love making these little chaplets and rosaries...For me it is like taking a prayer and making it into something solid and beautiful...

3 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I have never heard of a chaplet before. They are just beautiful and I love the medals you found. I'm sure your friend will be over the moon.
Lynne x

Laura said...

Mare, I love these!
I left a reply to your comment on my blog. Mainly, thank you for commenting, it means so much. I agree with you about everything that you said. I just don't know if people really realize all that a mala or rosary means or is capable of helping with. I hope our culture grows more and more spiritually educated.

Love to you. And I think the gang member you mentioned would be blessed to get your rosary.

Mare said...

Thank you Lynne and Laura!