The angels are our constant companions here on earth, with each one of us having our own unique guardian angel, every church having an angel, every city, and every country. St. Michael leads and commands all the angels, particularly the ones here on earth as they do battle against satan.
For that, I always think of green, earthy beads as the angels. They’re so close and present to us, so vibrantly alive even as we are unable to see them.
As you pass from one intricate bead to the next, think on all the ways your angel has guided you, here in this situation, there in the next, each so different and unique, but all for your welfare. As you make it to the white moonstone Our Father beads, remind yourself of the goal of heaven, in perfect union with God, just like how your angel is. Ask for their intercession as you meditate on the Mysteries of Christ in the rosary.
On the heirloom style:
Once I made the first amber rosary with the small-loop wire-wrapped links, I realized I really enjoy the soft repetition of linking bead after bead into a chain. And I absurdly loved how it looked and felt. I finally found a truly heirloom method of rosary making that actually looked good.
Now, you may be thinking, what’s the big deal with this wire wrapping?
So, if you notice on each bead link, there are two wraps between the loop and the bead. This is the wire turning back on itself and making it so the link NEVER opens up. That means no pulling it out of the rosary pouch only to find it in three pieces.
It’s a rosary that is literally meant to be heirloom. My other rosaries are sturdy, but this one should never need to come back to me.
One caveat off the bat about that though. You still have to take good care of your rosary.
So PLEASE remember that all things can break with excessive use. Under normal, conscientious use, there will be no spontaneous breaking of these links, 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, a link can bend and bend and bend and then break, or, even worse, the bead can 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. (If you want a truly unbreakable rosary, get a knotted cord rosary without medals.)
6-7mm moss agate Hail Mary beads
6-7mm white moonstone Our father beads
4mm copper hematite spacers
solid bronze wire, 22 ga
St. Michael solid bronze centerpiece
Sacred Heart of Jesus solid bronze crucifix
centerpiece and crucifix made from casts of authentic vintage Catholic medals. The detail is stunning, and the bronze will last without changing.
Bronze is the cost effective alternative to sterling silver – it has the longevity at a fraction of the price.
This listing is for this exact rosary shown in the photos. The beads themselves are smaller than my standard rosaries, but with this construction method, the rosary is longer, but it will still fit in the palm of your hand. The beads are stone, so there is some weight to them.