My Grandparents - both devout Catholics - pray the rosary every day. I felt very honored while making these handmade rosaries for them. Several years ago, my Grandma's purse got stolen. What upset her the most - even more than money or credit cards - was that her Mother's rosary was in there.
I know I can never replace that rosary, but I know that these will be special and treasured. The faceted crystal beads I selected are so sparkly, they almost glow. Grandma's is a soft lavender with some little rose lampwork beads I got at Bead and Button several years ago. Grandpa's is green (his favorite color) with teal accents. I used brass components for a vintage feel.