Thursday, June 2, 2011
June Birthstone Rosary in Alexandrite Glass Beads
Alexandrite is one of the birthstones listed for June (pearls get mentioned sometimes, too). The "Hail Mary" beads of this five-decade Catholic rosary are 8mm faceted rounds of fire-polished Czech glass in "alexandrite" with an aurora borealis effect. The "Our Father" beads are foiled lampwork beads in a light blue that harmonizes beautifully with the alexandrite color; they're "pillows" about 16mm square. Silver-plated spacers and clear seed beads with an aurora borealis coating are also used.
The center is two sided, with a full-color picture of the Annunciation on one side and Mary's Coronation on the other. It has silver-tone trim. The crucifix is silver tone and is in a traditional, ornate style.
You can find this beautiful piece of art at Secondary Creations Shop