"Wildflowers" - variation 1 - Vintage Wood and Carnelian Handmade Rosary

"Wildflowers" - variation 1 - Vintage Wood and Carnelian Handmade Rosary


“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."
— Matthew 6:28-29

Inspired by the intense colors of Autumn wildflowers in New England...

The wooden Paters of this rosary are splendid old vintage beads — hand-carved saucers, wonderfully varied in shape and size. We're tremendously lucky to have found one tiny handful of them.

The stone Ave beads are carnelian. These are — unexpectly! — mingled with intense purple, olive, and deep blue matte glass.

Both the crucifix and rosary center have crisp, appealingly linear features; and both have curves that complement the Paters. Both pieces are solid bronze, hand-cast from 20th century originals.

The letters INRI at the top of the crucifix stand for the phrase "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews" in Latin — Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum. Pontius Pilate had these words written in Hebrew, Latin and Greek, and fixed to the cross above Our Lord's head. (John 19: 19-20)

On the front of the rosary center is the Sacred Heart surmounted by a cross. On the reverse are the letters IHS, an ancient monogram of the sacred name of Jesus, derived from the Greek spelling of Our Lord's name.

Crucifix: 1.6"
Center: .6"
Paters: ranging from about 12mm to 18mm
Aves: 8mm
Length: 22.6"
Weight: 1.9 oz.

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The rosary is strung on premium quality Soft-Flex jewelers' cable, composed of 49 strands of steel encased in nylon, with a test strength of 26 pounds; each end is double-crimped for security.