Creative Carpenter – Five Decade Rosary

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Rough and rustic, this bayong wood rosary has unique disk-shaped beads. It features the Miraculous Medal in Latin as the center piece and a Benedictine crucifix.

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In the unlikely event that this rosary should break, simply gather all the beads you can find and email me. You only pay for shipping and the replacement of missing parts; major beads and the medals.

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The wood of this rosary serves to remind us of the wood of the Cross, as well as Jesus’ hidden life as a carpenter. Have you thought about that? 30 years of just normal, day to day manual labor. No miracles, no crowds. A normal life like ours.

Because Jesus didn’t just want to come as an adult king, *poof* straight out of heaven. He wanted to experience life as we experience it. So that when he tells us he “came so that they can have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10) we know he speaks from experience. 

Do you live knowing you have a Savior who loves you and wants to know you? Who wants the best life for you? Who wants to walk with you, laugh with you, cry with you, support you, and never abandon you?

Who wants to infuse your suffering with redemptive power; to make your daily suffering into a prayer that strengthens you and makes you more Christ-like?  This is what the Cross symbolizes. A God who loves YOU so much that he is willing to die. By his Cross he made it possible for us to make it to Heaven for “by human beings this is impossible, but nothing is impossible for God” Mt 19:26. Remember that before Jesus died and rose, nobody could enter heaven.

Pucalet – or disk-shaped – beads have always intrigued me for rosaries. I have never seen a rosary with them, but their shape makes praying this rosary a truly singular experience.

The Bayong wood used in this rosary is grown in the Philippines and is a durable hardwood. The grain is readily visible and makes the beads have a shimmering almost tiger-eye-like effect between each grain when held in the light while the matte black agate spacer beads recede into the background.

As the center piece, this rosary has the Miraculous Medal with the Latin inscription “Regina sine labe originali conception O.P.N” (O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us). This medal has a rich history that started with an apparition of Mary to St. Catherine Labouré in which Mary asked that a medal be struck with her image as she appeared in the vision. She promised great graces to all who carry the Miraculous Medal with them or who wear it around their neck. Soon countless miracles and graces were attributed to having the medal and praying for Mary’s intercession.

The crucifix is a small 1.5″ Benedictine crucifix. The Benedictine medal is one of my favorite devotions beccause it is so epic -the medal is a symbol of protection against demons and temptation and it has the initials of the Latin exorcism inscribed around the outside – “Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself.” The rest of the symbols on the medal are also well worth a read.


At 16.5 inches long, with 10mm beads, this rosary is roughly the same length as your standard rosary, but because of the shape of the beads, it is bigger. The rosary is assembled with 49-strand steel beading wire, crimping beads, and wire protectors, so it is super strong and will last a lifetime of use. The beading wire is coated and so will not saw through the wood of the beads.

While I do strength test every rosary, it is still a handmade piece and prone to human error. So, should it break, simply gather all the beads you can find and contact me and I’ll gladly repair it for you for free sans shipping and the replacement of major beads.

The beading wire stretches slightly as it is used (this is normal – it wears in like good leather boots) so you will still be able to slide the beads along as you pray.


Features of the rosary:

Center piece: 1″x3/4″ Latin Miraculous Medal silver oxidized center piece

Crucifix: 1.5″x3/4″ silver oxidized Benedictine crucifix

Hail Mary beads: 10x4mm Bayong wood beads

Our Father beads: 10x4mm Bayong wood beads

Spacers: 4mm black agate beads

— Have a particular color, devotion, size, or style of rosary that you are looking for? Send me a message and I’d be happy to make a custom rosary just for you. —

Additional information

Weight 3.0 oz
Dimensions 7.0 × 4.0 × 0.5 in

black, brown, wood

1 review for Creative Carpenter – Five Decade Rosary

  1. thesa31

    Beautifully made and amazingly sturdy. The sensation of the wide, disk-shaped beads took my fingers a couple times to get used to, but it definitely calls my attention to the wood and the reflections connected with it. I think this rosary is gorgeous and unique, and will continue to pray with it 🙂

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For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

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