Rust red, maize yellow, sage green, and sand brown are woven together in these stunning earth-tone jasper beads. Each bead is completely different from the next, some more beautiful and interesting, others more plain and dull. Our very lives are much like this diversity – sometimes beautiful, sometimes boring, sometimes ugly, sometimes interesting. It’s the combination of all these aspects that make us uniquely us – God’s unrepeatable creation. Meditation and prayer comes easy with this much depth to the simple beads.
Conversely, each Our Father is a perfect, brilliant white bead made from jade. The contrast is stark – which lead me to give this rosary it’s name. For as Jesus says, “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.” Mt 5:13
Are we nourishing ourselves with prayer and spiritual readings and good conversations? Are we entering the world and adding to it, making it better, just as salt does to our food? Are we noticing others; their dignity as unique creations of God? Meditate on this with the Our Father beads and our created uniqueness with the Hail Mary beads together in this symbol-packed rosary.
To round it out, this rosary has a 1.5″ tall copper finish crucifix, and a dynamic image of Mary with the Child Jesus also in a copper finish as its center piece.
Like most of my rosaries, this one is made from stone beads; jasper as described above. Because of this rosary is stone, it has a weight to it and retains the colder ambient temperature of a room, which, in addition to all the symbolism inherent in these beads, really helps with focusing when praying. And then as you pray, the rosary gets warm from your body heat!
At 16 inches long, with 8mm beads, this rosary is roughly the same size as your standard rosary. The rosary is assembled with 49-strand steel beading wire, crimping beads, and wire protectors, so it is super strong.
Because this rosary is made with stone beads, it has a weight to it and retains ambient cooler room temperate, which is really awesome to feel when you’re praying; it always made me focus more on what I was saying. And then as you pray the stones warm up from your body heat.
Please remember that all things can break with excessive use. Under normal, conscientious use, this rosary will last a very long time, but, for instance, if you keep this rosary in a tight pocket every day, all day and get it crushed under you or against something, the small glass spacers can break and the steel wire will be under strain and can stretch and even break.
These repairs can be made, and I would be delighted to do so, but as time goes on, I might not have extra beads or I might be gone. So do be gentle and take good care of your rosary.
Features of the rosary:
Center piece: 3/4″x1/2″ pewter copper tone Mary holding Jesus with Sacred heart of Jesus on reverse
Crucifix: 1-1/2″x1″ copper tone Crucifix
Hail Mary beads: 8mm matte jasper stone beads
Our Father beads: 8mm white shell pearl beads with copper flower bead caps
Spacers: matte black czech glass seed beads
With a little bit of practice, you can easily undo/redo the clasp on this rosary bracelet so you can pray it anywhere. The short strand of beads makes it perfect for holding it in the palm of your hand and keeps it from getting caught on anything.
On the bracelet you have the Benedictine Crucifix (protection against demons and temptation in general) and the Miraculous Medal (Mary asked that all wear it).
Stylish, practical, and comfortable, this rosary bracelet has been my go-to rosary for months.
Bracelet measurements – I found the best way to measure my wrist size is to use my phone charger cable because it simulates the thickness of the beads when on the wrist. Wrap the cord around your wrist and make it a comfortable size. Mark (pencil/pen/sharpie) the cord, then measure it flat.
Choose the bracelet size closest to your measurement, rounding down as the beading wire will relax and get larger with constant wear, especially with showering.
7″ – The size in the photos on my wrist. Fits snugly directly against the skin.
7.5″ – what I’m finding to be the average wrist size.
8″ – larger wrist size.
Feel free to ask for a specific size if these don’t work! Extra beads are added between the crucifix and clasp and are adjusted to order.
— 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. —
Eva S –
I LOVE IT!!! Each bead feels soft, yet cold as I hold them when I pray. I smile each time I pull it out, seeing the colors that remind me of nature walks I have taken and I begin to feel calm. I especially enjoy seeing the stark contrast of the white beads, reminding me of my Father in Heaven even more. Thank you for such beautiful work.
This rosary is gorgeous and truly so unique- each bead is different! My favorite part is the Mary centerpiece, which is beautiful, and also appropriate for the Christmas season. It would make an amazing gift, but I’m keeping this one for myself!
This rosary is even more beautiful in person! It is strong, durable, and the beads are simply stunning. This is quite honestly the highest quality rosary I have ever held. The level of durability and beauty of this rosary makes it well worth the money. I have no doubt that it will last me a lifetime (and then some!). I will not hesitate to purchase any of these rosaries as gifts in the future.
Heather D –
Monica has clearly been blessed with a God-given talent… this rosary is amazing!!! You can tell she was intentional in the making of the Salt of the Earth rosary, with each unique bead leading to the next. The craftsmanship is outstanding, the best I’ve ever come across. I have no doubts that this rosary will last a lifetime with the durable stringing method that Monica implemented. I am looking forward to the next excuse I can use to make another order! 🙂
I ordered the Salt of the Earth rosary bracelet for my son for Christmas and it is so beautiful and durable, even for an active 10-year-old. He loves the beads and it fits him perfectly. Monica is amazingly talented in many areas and her craftsmanship is impeccable.
Gorgeously made! It is a joy to pray with this beautiful Rosary made by a beautiful friend & sister in Christ. I find the meditations accompanying the beads particularly apt. Thanks Monica <3
Serina Nelson –
I just received my rosary in the mail and it’s gorgeous, well-crafted, and carefully detailed. So refreshing to order straight from an artist who puts such care into her product (even down to the way it was meticulously wrapped and shipped with a personalized note). I was a little worried about this rosary being bulky but it’s the perfect size. It’s sturdy without compromising its ability to be wrapped up compactly enough to keep in a pocket or carry around easily. Would definitively recommend this beautiful rosary and would order from this artist again.
I just got my Salt of the Earth rosary bracelet in the mail and could not be more excited. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the product as well as other products purchased in the past. The rosary bracelet arrived beautifully wrapped with a personalized thank you note. I have also had to do exchanges/returns in the past due to sizing and Monica was so incredibly helpful and accommodating with that process. I highly recommend this and all products. It is very obvious that Monica is truly passionate about bringing glory to God in each piece she creates and that is felt by her customers.