Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fall Blog Give Away

Fall Give Away Prize Purchased from Secondary Creations

Our give away prize was purchased from Trudy of A little about Trudy's shop I try to craft "rosaries with personality" so that you can find one (or more!) that expresses your personality or that of the individual you're buying it for. I'm open to custom orders, so if you have an idea for something you don't see here, let me know and I'll see what I can do with it. This comes right from Trudy's shop annoucement!

The prize for our give away is a Franciscan Crown here is the description right from Secondary Creation shop! The Ave beads are melon-shaped faceted lucite beads that, in my opinion, could easily be mistaken for glass. The Pater beads are goldtone leaves, probably with a plastic base. Blue and clear seed beads are also used to accent the blue-violet color of the beads.

The center and crucifix are both of lead-free pewter and were made in Italy. The center has an image of St. Francis on one side and the Tau cross as he used it for his signature on the other. The crucifix is the San Damiano cross. On the reverse of the cross is the blessing from Numbers, which Francis also used:

The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord show his face to you and have mercy on you.
The Lord turn His countenance to you and give you peace.

The measurement from the bottom of the cross to the middle of the rosary is slightly more than 23 inches.

Here is a little bit about Franciscan Crowns from Trudy's shop. The Francican Crown Rosary commemorates the seven joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There are instructions for praying it on the shop policies page and a pamphlet will also be sent with the rosary. Most things Franciscan are brown or some other earthy color, but I don't know of any rule that they can't be downright pretty.

Franciscan Crowns in Secondary Creations shop run around $21.00-$37.50, so please don't miss out on a chance to win. The contest will run for the months of September-November. Our Contest will end on Wednesday, November 10 at 12:00 midnight. Hurry! Don't delay.
Open to Us and International Residents

Okay...So here is all the information about the give away. The Prayers On A Wire Etsy team is a group of artisans who make beautiful handmade rosaries, jewelry, sell beads and supplies. We are dedicated to using our art as a witness to our faith as well as using it to help support ourselves and our families. Naturally, we want to let the world in on what we are doing, so we have decided to have a monthly Give Away Contest as a means of advertising our creations. This is the first time we have offered a give away and hope that it will be a success. We hope that you will like getting in on the action.

You can enter as many times as you wish…no purchase necessary. However, if you find that you would like to buy something, we won’t stop you! :)

Here are the rules. We hope it doesn’t end up being information overload. We’ve tried to make it as simple and as painless as possible.

To enter, first visit Trudy's shop and take a look at all the beautiful items she has created. Find your favorite item and come back here and tell us about it in a comment on this blog. Thats it! You're done....if you want to be be.

Please be sure leave your email address on each comment that you make in the form of JaneDoe (at) That way we will be able to contact you if you are the lucky winner.

If you would like to make more entries after visiting Trudy's shop, here's how you can do it.

Enter one (or more) of the Prayers on a wire team members' shops lilsted in the side bar on the right, find something you like and come back here and tell us about it in a comment on the blog. Remember that each comment counts as an entry, so make separate comments for each shop that you visit. That way you can rack up more entries. :) Don't be shy!

Sign up to follow our Blog. You probably want to do this anyway so that you can learn about all that we are doing and keep an eye out for our next Give Away. If you already follow our blog, (thank you) just leave your user ID in a comment.

Become a Facebook Fan of Prayers On A Wire Etsy Team. Leave a comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook ID here in a separate comment.

Sign up to follow Trudy's Blog come back here and leave a comment about it. If you already follow her blog, just come back and post your user ID.

Blog about our give away on your blog…or anyone else’s :)… and come back here and put a link to the post in a comment.

Refer our Give Away Contest and our Blog to a friend. Ask them to leave a comment on the contest saying that “(your user ID) referred them. This will give them an entry and will give you yet another entry. Two for the price of one ain’t bad!

Just a reminder: Remember to leave your email address in the form of JaneDoe (at) That way we can contact you if you are the lucky winner.

Also remember: Comments = Entries! Yaaaay! Please feel free to follow thru on one or more or all of the above suggestions. As I said before, Don't be Shy! Help yourself to as many entries/comments as you want. Just click on the word “Comments” at the bottom center of this post and you’re good to go.

Oh yes, this goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. Prayers on a wire team members are eligible to win!

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a look-see and thank you for entering.


  1. Wow! So many ways to enter! That should keep things interesting. For anyone who wonders what they'd do with a Franciscan Crown if they had one, there will be a pamphlet on it enclosed with the giveaway rosary just as there would be with one purchased directly from my shop.

  2. After much consideration I would have to say my favorite item from Secondary's aka Trudy's shop is I went through every page and this one is the one I find most attractive. I think it's b/c it's all multi colorful and mystical and just plain pretty!


    Another entry for me! I posted on the Crochet Dreamers Etsy Teams's Facebook page about the contest! WOOT!

  4. It will have to be the Autumn Harvest Rosary, It is reflective of the season, but not blatantly so. Its soft hues of Fall are soothing and the use of pumpkins are an excellent use of material and proportion. An amazing piece to see. I'd love to feel the textures of each bead in my own hands.

  5. My favorite rosary Trudy has done would have to be the church mice I wish I could have purchased this very special rosary but I was not able someone else got it before I did. Reminds for some reason of a children's christmas program with mice. Here is the shop item it has been sold Trudy makes one of the kinda rosaries that have a special flare...