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A handmade rosary made for someone special. His birthday is coming up. But I ain't naming names. I will have to suz it out first to see if he likes this.

Hematite and Moonstone handmade rosary

A birthday gift for someone Special.
Hematite ideal for prayer, meditation, healing.

He had previously expressed a liking for Hematite gemstone rosaries. And a wise choice as it turned out to be. Hematite is a gemstone that is ideal for prayer, forgiveness, meditation, and healing.

Hematite and Moonstone handmade rosary

Handmade Rosary Work Details and Photos


I have used round polished hematite beads (6mm) - they feel marvelous!
Note to self: get more of those 6mm Hematite beads!
Moonstone beads - 6mm, round
All wires & jumprings: anti-nickle & anti-lead brass (silver plated)

Lately I have been trying to experiment with making my own customized rosary crosses.

This handmade cross is a chain maille cross. (see How to make the chainmail cross)

Hematite and Moonstone handmade rosary

It turned out to be quite an amazing cross really. It retains it shape but is also very flexible. Definitely ideal for a kinesthetic person - or a fiddler!

Hematite and Moonstone handmade rosary

The matching rosary center was also made using some adaptations to chain maille techniques. (This one was adapted from the Japanese Flower chainmaille. Adaptation: not joining to form a closed round so that it can form a triangle shape instead)

And I used a washer for the center. I like it!

Hematite and Moonstone handmade rosary

I have made the link loops between the hematite beads as simple (open) loops. This ensures that there is minimal kink in the chain during use.

Hematite and Moonstone handmade rosary

However the link loops on each side of the Moonstone bead are closed, double-coiled loops. This is to add some security to the piece. The intervening ring between the Moonstone and the Hematite are closed jump rings. Added both for the look as well as for another layer of security.

Hematite and Moonstone handmade rosary
Gifted (CH0217)
16 Oct 2011

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