TO RISE AGAIN’ ROSARY- Skull beads – (8 mm – 21 in.) – RDLM.2920

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AVE BEADS: Natural colored hand carved skull beads.

PATERS BEAD: Rich dark brown hand carved wood skull beads.

Your choice or either:

CRUCIFIX:  GREEK ORTHODOX ‘TREEN’ ICON CROSS – antique, Greece/1840 earlier – (1.75 in.)


MEDAL:  ST BENEDICT CROSS – antique Europe / 19c- (1.5 in.)

Made in the traditional style without a center piece.

MUSEUM INSPIRED SERIES: The third in the new series of Museum Inspired rosaries with the traditional Skull beads.

VICTORY OVER DEATH – TWO SKULLS: The 19c antique cross on this rosary is inspired by an antique Greek ‘Treen’ (Wood) cross. There are two skulls under the feet of Christ, representing Adam and Eve. Christ is known as the ‘ New Adam’ and Mary as the ‘New Eve’.

… 44 for if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again, it would have been useless and foolish to pray for them in death. 45 But if he did this with a view to the splendid reward that awaits those who had gone to rest in godliness, it was a holy and pious thought. 46 Thus he made atonement for the dead that they might be freed from this sin….. 2 Macabees 12:44

MEMENTO MORI (‘Remember Thy Death’: Inspired by antique rosaries and chaplets in European museums and books from the the late middle ages -15c up. Skulls on rosaries and chaplet were very popular during this time in history. Working with rare components does make a difference in the finished design. Crucifixes, rosary centers and religious medals cast from antiques in sterling and bronze along with hard to find antique beads (or those inspired by them) do make the difference. But most of all, it is in the way a designer chooses to put it all together. These old rosaries and chaplets from the 156 – 19c speak to the heart in a special way, regardless if they were put together by an artist or by a guild – or simply by someone who took what they had and strung it into a prayer chain. But the results are so beautiful that they are now resting in museums all over Europe

ALL OUR MEDALS: All our medals are handcast from antiques and vintage pieces in sterling silver and solid bronze then antiqued to restore original patina.

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. (pricing determined by gram wt of precious metal at time of casting)


ROSARY: with Greek Cross (shown)
BRONZE: ($220) your special price $176
STERLING: ($420) your special price $336

ROSARY:with St Benedict Cross (see below)
BRONZE: ($212) your special price $169.90
STERLING: ($366) your special price $292.80


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