Landscape Jasper Pocket Rosary

This is the second pocket rosary I’ve made.  It’s made out of landscape jasper.  I kind of like pocket rosaries.  I first had a customer request one.  It’s small, easily able to be tucked away in a pocket, a purse, or a glove compartment.  It has a medal at one end and a crucifix at the other.

It’s today’s cousin to the Irish penal rosary.  Those rosaries had a ring on one end, 11 beads (one decade), and a narrow crucifix on the other end.  During the penal times in Ireland, the rosary and other religious items were banned.  This rosary could be hidden in the hand or sleeve.  The ring was placed over the thumb for the first mystery, and moved along the fingers for each of the other mysteries of the rosary.

Now back to this pocket rosary.  The Pater and Ave beads are made of 8mm, round landscape jasper beads.  The spacer beads are 4 mm sand opal Swarovski crystal bicone beads.  I think they’re quite a nice match with the browns of the landscape jasper.  The Pater bead has leaf bead caps and corrugated metal bicone beads setting it off.

It has a Saint Joseph medal that depicts Saint Joseph holding the child Jesus on the front and it says “Pray for us” on the back.  At the other end is what is often called an orthodox crucifix.  The cross has a slight texture to it.  I hope you like this pocket rosary.  Consider getting one for yourself or for a loved one.  Keep it in your car, your jacket pocket, your desk drawer, and be ready to pray the rosary anytime you need or desire to do so.

Published in: on September 1, 2011 at 00:24  Leave a Comment  

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