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rosary workshop - LEA series index
LEA   LIMITED EDITIONS   II
vintage ? antique beads -  (1800s - 1930s, some 50s)  - pg 2 of 2


JOY OF MINE VII: LEA.21370
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PRIVATE BEAD COLLECTION
LEA  II  - LIMITED EDITION ANTIQUE
  (Page 2 of 2) More of our private collection from the 70s,  watching as these old treasures disappear, one by one.  Enjoy them while they last.
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ANTIQUE BEAD STASH!
We have been collecting antique and vintage beads since the 70s and are watching as the availability of these old treasures from our favorite our venders are drying up, one by one.  We knew it would happen but hoped it would be in another life time!  But we still have a good stash and will continue to make rosaries out of them, one bead at a time till the boxes are empty! Wonderful for prayer and for collectors of rosaries. Many one of a kind. We hope you enjoy these rosaries as much as we do making them.
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APPRECIATING THEIR HISTORY
 One of our European venders told us that many of the old pre WWII hand pressed beads from Germany were actually buried by the bead makers for safe keeping as the bombing approached.  Eventually the sites were lost only to be unearthed in recent times during construction of homes and industrial parks. Read more below.

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MEDIUM COLORED / JET / BEAD 
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~ LEA  INDEX II ~

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available in (b) bronze and (s) sterling

very very limited
JOY of  MINE VIII  - LEA.21670
Carnelian pre 1500s / antique pressed glass:
AVE BEADS: Rare old black pressed glass beads from our private collection, unable to get more when gone. Each one different, reminding us of the ancient rosaries made up of collected mismatched  rocks. wonderful to pray on. PATER BEADS: from the "D'Jenne bleed collection (pre 1500's) - ancient Carnelian. Never to be found again. From our private collection. 

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a treasure refound
MY STRONGHOLD - LEA.21358 

antique crystal / jet liner  -  AVE BEADS:  Deep rich brown 10 mm hand made beads with flecks of real gold from the 1920s Each Ave bead is separated by a coral colored facet, adding to its overall richness. We will never see these beads again once gone.  PATER BEADS: filigree capped corals with glass flower caps in transparent coral. Very very rich. 

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NEW COVENANT  - LEA.2654
red lampwork / old glass 'tri beads'
AVE BEADS: exceptional hand made lampwork (Japam).early red glass formed with gold. PATER BEADS: 'tri beads', 'three window', table cuts. Glass cane is old, formed in old glass molds rencently. Note spacers on either side - metal hearts.  Read more ...

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from the spoken word of God
CHILDREN of ABRAHAM - LEA 2748
matte jet  / faceted chalcedony
- AVE BEADS: old pressed  matte black glass beads (1920s - 50s - Gablonz) f) by our vender . Will darken as used.  PATER BEADS:  hand faceted Spotted Chalcedony (Quartz) A wonderful gathering of colors .  Black (Onyx), Red (Carnelian),  embedded in a gray mass.  No two alike. 

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rare old 'Russian Cuts'
RICHES AND GLORY - LEA.2451
old crstal rose /  basket weave
- AVE BEADS:  old vintage faceted crystal beads with rose inclusions - old 'Russian Cuts'. Each separated by wooden bicones. PATER BEADS: Antiqued, hand carved natural yak bone beads hand carved in basketweave pattern. Chaplet available. 

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PRIEST FOREVER 1V - LEA.2555
hand made beads from Germany: 
AVE BEADS: antique beads from Gablonz, hand made, no two alike. Perfect for pray PATER BEADS: Amethyst reminds us of the fruit of the vine and the Eucharistic feast.  The tubular shaped 'picasso' beads are antiques from the same period as the Ave beads.  Pater beads was another delightful surprise. Each one is unrepeatable, no two alike. 

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YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER, IN THE LINE OF MELCHIZEDEK. Famous words, but who was Melchizedek? Every so often, his name comes up in the readings at Mass but when did he live - and what does it all mean? See below:
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GARMENT of AARON - LEA.2210

matte black / faceted multi glass AVE BEADS:(STRENGTH OF THE PRIESTHOOD):  (Matte black antique beads - Gablonz 1940 ). Black Onyx was one of the stones used in the breastplate.PATER BEADS: This rosary is an icon, an image written in the presence of God. The rosary is a collection of Scriptural Prayers that tells the story of the Word of God. The colors that make up the Paters represent the 12 stones on the ancient priest's breastplate as given by God in the Old Testament (Exodus 28:17-21). Center (1920s) is Eucharistic with itw two angels. 

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rare Lapis rocks
REPAIRER of the BREACH  IV - LEA.21157
coral glass / filigree /  turquoise:
AVE BEADS: warm. bronzy coral hand pressed beads (20s - late 1930s - Germany) Very rare, rich and unable to replace when gone. PATER BEADS: Antiqued capped filigree beads surrounded by little turquoise slices and an old vintage mossy green cube. 

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~ LEA  INDEX II  / III ~

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available in (b) bronze and (s) sterling

hand cut 
CRYSTAL SEA - LEA.2560
crystal / marcasite:
AVE BEADS: antique hand cut crystal from the 1920s in a delicate blue/grey, each one  a bit different. PATER BEADS: a rare find: Marcasite (stone / pyrite) set in filigreed silver beads. We had never seen Marcasite Beads before. Each a miniature work of art. It gives this rosary a heavenly glow. Each rosary had a different set of Marcasite Beads, no two alike. Almost gone, unable to replace.

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magnificat 
FULL of GRACE II - LEA.2790
cut crystals:
AVE BEADS:  These beautiful blue beads are antique, hand pressed and could be as old as the turn of the century (1900's - 1920s).  A perfect color given to Mary as she was and continues to be true to the Lord. A sense of her presence as she comes bathed in light.PATER BEADS: Swarovski (Austria) crystal to reflect the Ave beads.

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a treasure refound
WATERS ABOVE THE HEAVENS  III - LEA.21195 
antique blue / crystal: 
AVE BEADS: Antique beads (20s - 30s)   (Germany)  Handnade blue inclusions, no two alike.  Old blue spacers same period, very limited  PATER BEADS: Antiqued Filigree caps frame each faceted Swarovski Crystal (Austria) in Marian blue.  Chaplets available.

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CLOUD of GLORY IV - LEA.21150
cloud shaped old beads:
AVE BEADS: Old beads (1930 - 40) from Czechoslovakia are perfect for this rosary as each irregular bead is a soft reminder of a puffy cloud. The sky blue faceted spacers reflect the crystal Paters. PATER BEADS: a rrich, Swarovski crystal blue (Austria) again a reminder of the clear blue sky above. Filigree caps frame each crystal remind us of the erlier filigree rosaries from the 1800s. Stones set in filigrees is written in the Old Testament. 

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CHOICE WINE  III
MILK AND WINE V - LEA.21152

peruvian opals: AVE BEADS:  beads that remind of one of a mix of milk and wine, nourishing the soul, old German beads from the 50s PATER BEADS: wonderful chunks of Peruvian Opal gives a rich  mix of heavenly blue and earthy brown.  A favorite! 

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PROMISE OF MERCY - LEA.2561
vintage 50s
AVE BEADS:  Available in two Picasso colors, deep matte blue and deep matte burgundy. A wonderful find, when they are gone, they will not be replaced. A precious bead to put into the hands of a rosary pray-er. PATER BEADS: Individually hand carved Jade stone.

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JOY OF MINE VII: LEA.21370
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FOR MORE ROSARIES IN THIS SERIES
working on upgrading LEA series now
FULL ROSARY INDEX    -    LEA CART INDEX II
LEA I (page 1) INDEX    -   LEA.II (pg 2) INDEX




~ HISTORY ~
THE BEAD INDUSTRY
AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE
The Jewish people were deeply rooted in and well known in the bead industry. Their involvement  in  the trading and selling of beads goes back for centuries. One has to know that many were victims of the war  (and concentration camps) thus many of their secret hiding places of hope were lost in time and history. 
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Also, we are told as the older generations of bead makers, who made each bead by hand, died off and beads began to be made by machine in the 50s and 60s.  The bead makers family sold off their private bead collections to jobbers as they,  the children, ventured into a more state of the arts world of computers and other businesses. When these old treasures are gone, there will be no more.
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SELLING OFF THE LAST
 To confirm this in our own minds, we asked our vnders at International Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson why such a sudden burst of old beads was coming out of Germany and Austria -  they said the old bead makers are dying off.  Family members, in the process of settling estates are selling off these private (museum quality) bead collections to US markets.  Family members are going into more hi-tech fields so the old beads will soon be gone - never to return. 
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  PROTECTING THE BEADS
One of our European venders told us that many of the old pre WWII pressed beads from Germany were actually buried to protect them as the bombing approached.  Eventually the sites were lost only to be unearthed in recent time during construction of homes and industrial parks.
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Fore cneturies, the Jews were known for their work in the bead industry and we hope and pray that somewhere in time the Lord brings blessings to them from these rosaries that rest in your hands to these bead makers and venders. 

BUT LET US NOT FORGET
 Recently, on the 60th anniversary of the Holocaust, Fr Michael wrote from the UK that he had dedicated a Mass to the victims. 'The theme of the day was 'Survivors, Liberation and Rebuilding Lives.' He said in his bulletin, 'This anniversary of the liberation of the extermination and concentration camps presents one of the greatest opportunities to show our respect for the survivors of Nazi persecution and mass murder, and to listen to what they can tell us about the best and the worst of human behavior.' He also remembers them by praying one of the rosaries made of these old beads.

WHY WE NEED TO REMEMBER
“And so the survivor told himself that not to remember was equivalent to becoming the enemy's accomplice: Whosoever contributes to oblivion finishes the killers work. Hence the vital necessity to bear witness lest one find oneself in the enemy's camp” (from “A Plea for the Survivors” in Elie Wisel’s A Jew Today). Shared by Father Michael





~ COMMENTS ~
 ... thank you, Father John! ...
I have never seen such beautiful rosaries as I have just now seen on your website.  Too often, the attempt to produce a set of beautiful beads  that is beyond the ordinary results in schlock.  But not yours.  Everything I saw is truly beautiful and dignified.  Keep up the good work, and may God bless you today and all your days.
In Christ - Fr John L  (USA)

   ... direction of the Lord's own heart ...
 ...  these rosaries make my heart just SING, everytime I look at one .... and I don't expect it ever to melt away.  What I wouldn't give to be able to work with you all on such inspirational design projects.  I can only imagine coffee ? tea ... fingers in glorious antique beads ... palms caressing crucifixes ... and spiritual interchanges with women who think and feel with the direction of the Lord's own heart.  Such a relaxing contemplation!  Rainbows to everyone  ............ Dolly C (MD)




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Our vision is to provide the finest handmade rosaries, chaplets and other fine religious art forms for personal worship we can make using the best supplies available.  The Guild believes the work of our hands should give visual Glory to God, therefore for us, the best for you is very, very important.

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