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 Solid Bronze / Sterling Jewelry components, Crosses, Crucifixes, Centers, Medals
 ROSARY MAKING BEAD SUPPLIES INDEX
all new bead page for making visual treasures of our faith - rosary workshop


 BEADS PACKAGED  IN SMALLER AMOUNTS
ESPECIALLY FOR ROSARYMAKERS
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NOW SMALLER PACKAGING
We are able to create units of 60, 12, 10 or 6 for resale, saving rosarymakers money. Why?  Because we buy in mass (1200s) or kilos. So if beads are not dedicated to a specific rosary, we package them into a more useable, less wasteful counts. Wonder why bead makers chose the traditional 16 in strands? see below:
 ORIGIN OF 16 in STRANDS

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for a sampling of our new printable catalogs
preview these links - they will take you to each selection
ANTIQUE BEADS   -   FACETED 8 mm   -   GEMCUTS
FLOWER BEADS   -   HORN, BONE, WOOD
also check out the following 
STONE    -   NECKLACE PENDANTS
MORE LOOSE BEADS    -   SKULLS
and you may find these interesting
FINISHING BEADS   -    LIMITED
BRONZE CHAINS
more items for jewelry and rosary making
FINDINGS   -   MORE LINKS
BACK TO CROSSES / CENTERS/ MEDALS

(UPDATED JULY 1 2016)


  ORIGIN OF 16 in. BEAD STRINGS
One of the problems we had when first buying beads to make rosaries was the way beads were packaged. Not enough in one 16 in string to make a rosary so had to buy 2 to gain a few. This left too many beads unused. 
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WHY 16 INCHES?
It was explained to us that originally beads were strung for rosary makers - 59 7mm beads per strand which measured 16 in. This became the standard measurement for stringing beads regardless of mm. Today, since it is almost impossible to find 7mm (industry sells 7mm to commercial rosary makers), we have gone to 8mm. This means one must buy 2 straings to complete a rosary. 
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NEVER UNDERESTIMATE 
THE POWER OF THE ROSARY IN PRAYING HANDS
  The first Hail Mary was brought to earth by Angel Gabriel to Mary.  Paul VI called the rosary "a compendium of the Gospel." Pio called praying the rosary, "his weapon".  At Fatima, Mary identified herself as:
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 "I AM THE LADY OF THE ROSARY" 
she continued by telling the 3 children at Fatima:
 "I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and to ask pardon for their sins.  They must not offend our Lord any more, for he is already to grievously offended by the sins of men.  People must say the rosary.  Let them continue saying it every day."
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And we must never forget her timeless words to each of us, especially today with so many problems and concerns we each have for our loved ones,our selves, our nation.  From spiritual and health concerns to financial.




~  ANTIQUE / VINTAGE BEADS  ~
 HARD TO FIND, VERY LIMITED
VISIT EACH CATALOG BELOW TO SEE ALL
Unable to replace when gone. Keep an eye on this section as will share more as we find them. A vender explained to us that they are still being found as many were buried during WWII by Jewish bead makers and merchants to hide from the enemy. Sadly, many died in the camps and never returned. Today, these beads are being found as construction crews dig to build new businesses and office buildings. 
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Other collections being found in storage and sold by their children to jobbers as have no interest in beads, directing their careers to high tech and computers.
 DATED PRE 1950 - CZ
(unable to replace when gone)

(click icon for larger image)
to see full collection go to:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.a
Crystal blue faceted - (CZ - PRE 1950).  7/8 mm - Another find in an old storage box, purchased years ago. Faceted , hand pressed, machine polished glass beads in a rare and beautiful blue.

check great prices:
ANT.51400.60-CART
sold in bags of 60

DATED 1930s - CZ
(unable to replace when gone)

(click icon for larger image)
to see full collection go to:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.a
crystal wih clouds / sun (CZ - 1930) 7mm  - just found these in an old box, purchased years ago.  Faceted hand pressed glass beads in pure clear color. Crystal with cloud white and sun yellow inclusions.

check great prices:
ANT.51401.60 - CART
sold in bags of 60


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~  16 COLORS  FACETED 8mm ~
  INSPIRED BY OLD STAINED GLASS 
WINDOWS SEEN IN EUROPEAN CHURCHES
Not your ordinary colors!  These 8mm faceted 'fire polished' beads from Czechoslovakia, were chosen because of their rare and beautiful colors. See all 16.
 8mm CZ FACETS
(standard stock items)

see all 16 colors in printable catalog

(click for larger images) 
to see whole line (16 colors) enter here :
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.cz 
New faceted firepolish Cz beads / Jablonex  - A remarkable collection of hard to find colors inspired by the ancient European Basilicas and their old stained glass windows.  (8mm faceted (firepolish).  CZ glass beads are the finest beads available anywhere. 

sold in bags of 60

to see full line 
of 16 colors go 
directly to PC_2.cz
(cart link available)




~  16  'GEMCUT' COLORS  ~
   CGC SERIES FACETED 
'GEMCUTS' 16 COLORS 60 pks
More beautiful beads from Czechoslovakia. Faceted 'Firepolished Gemcuts'' are 8 x 7mm allwoing for a shorter rosary. Very limited as unable to replace any particular design when gone.  Each new color batch different. Something like the old dye lots we would see in textiles. Sold in bags of 60.  See all l6 colors at PC_2.cz
 RED TONE 'GEMCUTS'
(unable to replace when gone)

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to see all 16 colors enter here: 
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.cz 
for full listing enter catalog above: All high end faceted (fire Polish) Czech glass beads for rosary making.  Pricing and to order directly, see cart 

to see all 16 colors
PC_2.cz


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~  FLOWERS & HEARTS  ~
 VERY POPULAR FOR ROSARIES
Flower beads and flower caps are very popular for rosaries as that is the traditional inspiration, a 'garden of roses' or a 'rosary' And then there is the sharing of St Therese the Little Flower who promised to send roses from heaven ... then there are these little hearts that win the hearts of girls of any age.
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See full selection by going directly to PC_#2.cz
NEW 'FLOWER BEADS'
2 designs - (some unable to replace)

(click for larger image) 
 CZ.P.5126 - to see whole line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.cz 
Pressed engraved glass flowers'from Czechoslovakia - flat flowers perfect for Pater beads at 8 x 20 mm (12 per bag). Also see tulip beads (60 per bag).

for pricing or to order
CZP.5126 - CART

3 PRECIOUS 7/8 mm HEARTS 

60 hearts in each pouch

(click icons for larger images) 
CHB.21410 - to see whole line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.cz 
precious little hearts for a rosary or jewelry: 3 beautiful colors. We  have made rosaries using these little beads and they won many a heart!

crystal / gold rim 
amethyst / matte rim
lt amy / gold rim

for pricing or to order
CHB.21410.60 - CART


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~  HORN, BONE, WOOD ~
 A GROWING SELECTION OF NATURALS
We love working with natural beads from old world markets - and like the look of the finished product. These rosaries, chaplets and Jewelry seem closer to the heart. There is also a sense of warmth in the hand with beads of dyed horn, yak bone and rare wood.  Also  consider our olive wood treasures from Jerusalem and Bethlehem. 
DYED HORN
(check for availability)
WB.5603 - 8 and 10 mm wooden beads - 60 per bag
(click for larger image)
package amounts listed n cart
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.sp
visit catalog using link above: will replace items that are still available but some items are from our personal stock and not being offered anymore.

for pricing:
CART

CARVED YAK BONE
(unable to replace most as shown)

 (click for larger image)
to see all 
BB.5605 .60 - NATURAL BONE BEADS
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.sp antiqued hand carved bone beads:  Yak  Mala bone beads have small chips of coral and lturquoise. Hand carved beads antiqued.   Ck cart for (60 per bag) and Paters (12 per bag) and availability. 

for pricing:
CART

  3 EXOTIC WOODS
(standard stock items)
WB.5603 - 8 and 10 mm wooden beads - 60 per bag
 (click icon for larger image)
package amounts listed in cart
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.sp
exotic woods, offered in 8 or 10 mm: 60 per bag: Wood is warm to the touch and is a welcoming bead for prayer.  See 3: Rosewood, greywood and black ebony 

for pricing:
CART

  60 OLIVEWOOD / PITS and BEADS
Our Olive wood products are from our vendor in Jerusalem. We have been working with them for many years as we like the quality of their work. The Olive pits we have had in our personal stock for many years so when gone, not sure what is available.
OLD OLIVE PITS - (Jerusalem)
(may not be able to replace as shown)

(Little fragments 'debrie' in package
from tossing when cleaned / polushed). 
(click icon for larger image)
see whole collection:
OWP.5601.60. (7 x 12 mm)
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.s     Beautiful old olive pits dirctly from Jerusalem.  Part of our personal collection. Especially rich in color and texture compared to those purchased today that appear bleached and dried out. Individually hand drilled. Unable to replace this quality today. enough to make one rosary.

sold in bags of 60
OWP-5601.60-CART

 OLIVEWOOD - (Bethlehem)
may not be able to replace same quality 
when sold out as from our private collection

 note symbolic ''rosebud' design cut into each 
surface.  Tradition over 100 years old.
(click for laerger image)
see whole collection:
OWB. 5602. 60 (10 mm)
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.sp  from Bethlehem:: Olivewood beads are a product from Bethlehem and are nade from the pruned wood so that no ancient olive trees are destroyed in the process.  See two sizes

5602: 10 mm rose cuts (limited)
(60 10mm beads)

see pricing
OWB.5602,60-CART

OLIVEWOOD - (Bethlehem)
may not be able to replace same quality 
when sold out as from our private collection

note symbolic ''rosebud' design cut into each 
surface.  Tradition over 100 years old.
(click for laerger image)
see whole collection:
OWB.5603 - 60 (8mm /6 10mm) SET
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.sp  from Bethlehem:: Olivewood beads are a product from Bethlehem and are nade from the pruned wood so that no ancient olive trees are destroyed in the process.  See two sizes

5603: 8 mm rose cut bead set: 
(60 - 8mm / 6 - 10 mm)

see pricing
OWB.5603.60/6-CART


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~  EARTH STONES  ~
  NATURAL STONES, PEARLS, LAVAS
A growing collection of ancient stones from the spoken word of God - carved into beads for counting prayers. This collection will include a great variety of choices all counted out for rosarymaking into bags of 60 and 6 to help keep pricing down. 
60 LAVA (8 & 10 mm)
(standard stock items)

(click for larger image)
to see whole line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.s
 volcanic lava stone:  Lava is a form of glass and also known as Obsidian. The irregular and natural surface makes the beads wonderful to work with, especially with hand made beads and natural stones. These have a natural matte finish which we prefer over the glassy. 

or go directly to cart
ERTB.7803.60-CART

go directly to 
ERTB.7808.60-CART
(60 8mm TURQUOISE)
go directly to 
ERTB.7807.60-CART
(60 8mm RUT.QUARTZ)
go directly to 
ERTB.7810.60-CART
(60 8mm CARNELIAN)
go directly to 
ERTB.7811.60-CART
(60 8mm GREEN JADE)
go directly to 
ERTB.7809.60-CART
(60 8mm BLUE LAPIS)

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~  NECKLACE  PENDANTS  ~
  HAND MADE - ONE OF A KIND, NO TWO ALIKE
Wear any one of these works of art on a chain or a beaded necklace for a lasting and beautiful effect. See all 12 designs - approx 2 in from top to bottom -unable to replace
PENDANTS
(For Jewelry, see them all)

(limited - ck for availability)
to see whole line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.p 
Pendants for necklaces  - See our whole collection of rare and beautiful handmade glass pendants, tabulars, flowers. From Venice, Czechoslovakia and Domestic. All handmade, many techniques used you may have never seen. From our private collection, unable to replace when gone - very limited.

go directly to Catalog link above to see whole line
Cart links available in PC catalog
 


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~  MORE LOOSE BEADS  ~
  ANTIQUES, VINTAGE, 
NEW CZ BEADS, NATURALS
 Beads sell fast and many are not replaceable so keep an eye on this catalog for the most recent.  Expanded because you asked!  enjoy! Where possible they have been bagged in 60 and 12 counts especially for rosary makers.
 MIDDLE: WHIMSICAL QUILLS
AND WONDERFUL OLD HAND MADE ROSE BEAD
PATERS FOR ROSARIES! VERY LIMITED.
HM.flower.1 - (handmade, vintage - CZ) - .5 in
HM.flower.2 - (Handmade CZ vintage), - .75 in.

AND THEN THERE ARE THESE FOLKS!
(oh well, its a beginning!)
CERAMIC SKULL BEADS - 3 colors, click for info

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~  SEEDS, FINISHING  ~
  FINISHING BEADS WE USE
Below, we have shared some of the beads we use as spacers on our rosaries, packaged in small useable amounts so you dont have to buy in bulk. Note Finishing spacers below, seeds, 'Rondelles', 'Atlas' 
FINISHING

(all colors standard srtock items)

 available in 4 & 6 mm
to see whole line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.f
A great collection of finishing metal nuggets: We like their irregular shape as catch the light nicely. Wonderful to use as design elements and finishing beads. Available in 4mm & 6mm, silver and gold. 

for pricing go directly to 
MTL.NGT-110-CART

OLD GOLD / SILVER GREY 
(all colors standard stock items)

 L: 11/o (11 per in.) - M: 6/o (6 per in.) 
R: 8/o (8 per in.)
to see whole line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.f
A great collection of finishing / spacer beads: series of spacer beads in 3 sizes. Color mix in Old Gold and Silver Gray for use with either silver or bronze metal parts. We use between Ave and Pater beads for spacers. All in our new filp top boxes (1 x 1.75  x .5 in) for easier storage. No change in price.

TBL.5000 SERIES-CART



~  'TURN AROUND' BEADS  ~
 CAB SERIES:  'ATLAS' BEAD SPACERS  (4 x 4mm)
 3 bags per unit includes 3 colors, 100 each for a total of 300 beads. These  4 X 4 mm beads have five facets.  We use these beads as a 'turn around' bead where the wire needs to go through bead twice at each juncture before crimping. Now available in 9 colors. (standard stock)
 CAB.P.300 -  'ATLAS' LT LUMI
(all colors standard stock items)
(light rose, crystal clear, light blue)

(click for larger image)
to see whole line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.f
''Atlas' beads, 5 facets, 4x4 mm: total beads in order 300 includes:

100 l t rose
100 crystal
100 lt blue

or go directly to cart:
CAB.P.300 - CART

CAB.D.300 - 'ATLAS' DK LUMI
 (all colors standard stock items)
(dk. topaz, mossy green, dk. amethyst)

(click for larger image)
to see whole line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.f
'Atlas' beads, 5 facets, 4x4 mm: total beads in order 300 includes:

100 - topaz
100 - moss
100 - amethyst

or go directly to cart:
CAB.D.300 - CART

CAB.N.300 ' - ATLAS'  NEWEST
 (all colors standard stock items)
(montana blue, black diamond, jet)

(click for larger image)
to see whole line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.f
'Atlas' beads, 5 facets, 4x4 mm: total beads in order 300 includes:

100 - montana blue
100 - black diamond
100 - jet black 

or go directly to cart:
CAB.N.300 - CART



~  FACETED RONDELLES  ~
  6 & 8 mm FACETED 'RONDELLES 
Faceted, flat 'rondelle' beads, in 2 sizes,6mm or 8 mm:  we use these beads on either side of the Pater beads before adding the Atlas beads for spacers. 
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(below view of faceted edge of bead)
(click icon for larger image)

Now available in 9 colors, 100 each in packages of 3 for a total of 300 beads per unit. packaged in small useable amounts so you dont have to buy in bulk. 
   CRB.P.300-. LT LUMI RONDELLES
(all colors standard stock items)
 (Lt rose, crystal, lt blue)

(click icon for larger image)
to see whole CBC line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.f
faceted rondelles: 6 & 8mm:  total beads in order 300 -  includes:

100 - lt rose
100 - crystal clear
100 - lt blue

or go directly to cart:
CRB.P.300 - CART

CRB.D.300 . DK LUMI RONDELLES
(all colors standard stock items)
(moss, topaz, amethyst)

(click icon for larger image)
to see whole line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.f
faceted rondelles: 6 & 8mm:  total beads in order 300 -  includes:

100 - moss green
100 - topaz beige
100 - amethyst purple

or go directly to cart:
CRB.D.300 - CART

CRB.N.300 -NEWEST COLOR PK
(all colors standard stock items)
(montana blue, black diamond, jet )

(click icon for larger image)
to see whole line:
PC - Printable Catalog # 2.f
faceted rondelles: 6 & 8mm:  total beads in order 300 -  includes:

100 - montana blue
100 - black diamond
100 - jet black

or go directly to cart:
CRB.N.300 - CART


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~  CHAINS by the INCH  ~
 
 

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 EASY ORDERING 
DIRECTLY FROM PC CATALOG
  see above

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~  ~ BRONZE / STERLING FINDINGS ~  ~
  NEW FINDINGS IN BRONZE
CLASPS TOGGLES, RINGS - JEWELRY FINDINGS
We looked everywhere for bronze findings for our rosaries, chaplets and jewelry. So these were a wonderful find. Each metal piece is hand made then cast from antique and sterling pieces in not only bronze but sterling. More will be added as we grow!
JEWELRY CLASPS
to see whole line
PC - Printable Catalog #24
4 jewelry clasps - Four beautiful hand cast jewelry clasps for necklaces - we use them on our pieces, available in bronze and sterling. Be sure and see all designs offered.
TO ORDER
JEWELRY TOGGLES
to see whole line
PC - Printable Catalog #24
3 toggle clasps - we use these on bracelets and necklaces, available in bronze and sterling, Be sure and see all designs offered
TO ORDER
YAK BONE RINGS
to see whole line
PC - Printable Catalog #24
antiqued bone rings -We enjoy using these on our Penal chaplets but not historically correct that we can see. The ring would fit over and be transferred to each finger on completion to pray a full rosary.
TO ORDER
IRREGULAR 
METAL RINGS
to see whole line
PC - Printable Catalog #24
2 different metal rings,  flat one see left image) is rough textured, flat and uneven. Other is smoother, see both - They are cast from ancient Celtic Money Rings and much mor in keeping with the history of the 'Penal' Chaplet. Available in bronze and sterling. 
TO ORDER

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~  IDEAS / SUGGESTIONS ~

CHOOSING CENTERS AND CRUCIFIXES
One of the questions that comes up all too often is, 'which center should I use with this cross? Here we have combined a cross with several centers so you can see how they look according to size and textures. These are just a few suggestions to get you started and on your way.

 PRINT OFF:  PC.22.a CATALOGS
PARTS - ideas and suggestions - click image to enter
CRUCIFIX: LACRX.1 - (2.75 in.)
CENTERS: right to left: TOP: ERC298, ERC.301
MIDDLE: LARC.2, LARC.1  - BOTTOM: LARC.3, ERC.305
(Latin American Parts)
FOR MORE SUGGESTIONS CLICK ICON ABOVE



~ ROSARY MAKING SUPPLIES ~

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SUPPLIES FOR MAKING STRUNG ROSARIES
 Don't miss any of our new items, we have searched out the best for the money. And these are the items we use when making the rosaries on our site.
JEWELER'S SIDE CUTTERS
wire, crimps, cutters, pliers
TOOLS - to see full collection click to enter
PROFESSIONAL CUTTERS
 BY K H LEE
to see whole line: 
PC - Printable Catalog # 23
All the tools you need to make strung rosaries - .019 Softflex wire in 3 colors, crimps to match, 2 pair side cutters and crimping pliers. (no supplies for chain making yet). 
TO ORDER
GIFT BOXES
 & 'SUEDE' POUCHES 

MIKUTOWSKI 
WOODWORKING STUDIOS
to see whole line: 
PC - Printable Catalog # 25
Beautiful hand made boxes and pouches - store your rosaries and jewelry in a beautiful way. Great way to package  your special gift as boxes may be engraved for presentation and to remember a special time in one's life. 
TO ORDER

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 ... FROM THE PROS  ...
Those new (professional) side cutters are fantastic!   I've had mine for a year, and I love them.  Couldn't imagine that there'd be such a difference between those and a less expensive pair, but there is!  Plus they have a lifetime resharpening service. Maria K (Via Rosa) professional rosary maker
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... WE USE THEM 
AT THE ROSARYWORKSHOP ...
This is true - I bought my professional side cutters by K H LEE over 5 years ago and they are as sharp as the day I bought them - just don't cut anything else with them  - like, don't try to cut through crimping beads! They are especially made for softflex type products, and I love their padded handles. (He signs each pair which is a nice touch.) Now all the guild uses them and yes, they are very good about repairs or replacement.  Had to replace one pair and they were returned within a week.  + M
 ~inspired scripture~
"Let us show gratitude by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe - for our God is a consuming fire"
(Hebrews 12:  28-29)




~ DISCLAIMER ETC.~
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+ WE LOVE RESTORING OLD PIECES +
We love giving these old treasures new life!  We have gone to a lot of trouble, time and effort searching, purchasing, researching dates and history.  We restore damaged pieces to their original beauty before they are cast and made available.  All this so we all can use them again.
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 There is nothing that pleases us more than to hear from you.  It means so much to us knowing you are enjoying using these beautiful pieces in your work as much as we do.  We too are inspired by them and humbled by the richness of these rare old designs when incorperated into rosaries. 
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THE ROSARY WORKSHOP RECOGNIZES MANY OLD TREASURES ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN FLEA MARKETS, EBAY, ETC.(SOME ARE THE SAME AS THE ONES WE ARE USING, SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY WERE ORIGINALLY CAST IN LARGE NIMBERS) WE ENCOURAGE OTHERS WHO WISH TO REPRODUCE THEM TO PURCHASE THEIR OWN, REPAIR, RESEARCH AND CAST AS NEEDED.
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+ UNETHICAL USE +
 PLEASE NOTE: We honor the fact that Equatoria AND Samsara have also  restored, modified, merged and upgraded many of these old and antique pieces offered on our wholesale and retail sites.  (To make them more useful for all of us.) In many cases this brings them into a new catagory and out of public domain. Some now carry copyrights and we recognize and honor them as such. 
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We trust that no one is abusing this, that these pieces are not being recast and sold as 'exclusive' to another web site, buyer / seller. Please report any abuse to the links below:
EQUATORIA SAMSARA - ROSARYWORKSHOP
+ COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS, SIGNATURES +
We have never nor will we ever remove any copyrights, trademarks or signatures on items before casting them. We recognize that others before us may have done this and that a piece may have been recast several times before reaching us, which is out of our control.
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+ PUBLIC DOMAIN +
All crucifixes, crosses, rosary centers and medals found and restored by the Rosary Workshop to be hand cast are, to the best of our research and knowledge, from Public Domain - This means they are either too old to trace or have no visible signs of a copyright or trademark on their surface. 
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We note that if a piece contains the signature of an untraceable artist (recognized to be over 70 (Europe) to 100 years old) we will share this information in respect to their work. +  If at a later date we discover an item does hold a legal copyright or trademark we will either credit the designer in respect of the artist or remove the item from our stock.




~ POLICY & DISCOUNT INFORMATION ~
PARTS ORDERS UNDER $25
Please be aware that because of rising shipping costs, it is very expensive to ship small orders under $25. Because of this you may have noted most suppliers require a $50 to $100 minimum order to help defray cost of items per unit.
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PARTS ORDERS DISCOUNTS
 Orders over $100 receive a 10% discount,  over $300 no shipping/handling charge (within US) + 10% discount! Over $500, 15% and over $1000 - 20% discount  Unfortunately we do not have wholesale discounts on parts as we do not cast in bulk. Each reproduction of an antique piece is individually hand cast, cleaned, buffed and antiqued to insure quality.
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~ PRINTABLE PARTS CATALOGS ~

SORRY, WE DO NOT HAVE A PAPER CATALOG


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 ALSO, TO SEE FULL OVERVIEW
OF EACH CATALOG (25) - USE THE LINKS BELOW
For your convenience,  all parts are now in a smaller catalog format  for printing.  (page print off total at  bottom of each page). Great for rosarymakers who do not have access to the internet. (include order sheet (link on bottom of each page) for mail in orders.  Watch updates in upper left hand corner to keep catalog current re: availability, pricing and new items.
......... ANTIQUITIES .........
Crucifixes, Crosses and Medals - early 1800s and before
PC Catalog # 01
......... BEADS .........
CHECK OUT OUR ALL NEW BEAD PAGES FOR 2014
PC_#2.a  (antique / vintage beads),  PC_#2.cz  (Czechoslovakia / new beads),
PC_#2.f(finishing beads / spacer beads),  PC_#2.sp(stone / wood beads)
PC_#2.p   (tabulars and pendants)
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CART OVERVIEW
......... ROSARY CENTERS .........
European Rosary Centers - more recent additions
PC Catalog #03
European Rosary Centers - more traditional first ones up
PC Catalog #04
Latin American Centers collection  -  (also see Samsara)
PC Catalog #05
Samsara Centers Collection  -  Latin America, Spanish Colonial
PC Catalog #06
......... CROSSES .........
European - more recent additions
PC Catalog #07
Samsara Collection Latin America, etc. - Crosses
PC Catalog #08
Traditional Ethiopian - Crosses
PC Catalog #9
......... CRUCIFIXES .........
European rosary crucifixes - more recent additions.
PC Catalog #10
Samsara Collection - Crucifixes
PC Catalog #11
European - traditional, first ones on our site
PC Catalog #12
Latin American - crucifixes and crosses
PC Catalog #13
......... RELIGIOUS MEDALS .........
Eucharistic Theme - First Holy Communion
PC Catalog #14
Female Saints - Therese' Philomena and more
PC Catalog #15
Holy Family - Sts Anne, Joseph, Miraculous Medals, Fatima, Lourdes
PC Catalog #16
Miscellaneous - Religious Medals
PC Catalog #17
Male Saints - Francis, Anthony, Jude, Benedict
PC Catalog #18
Our Lady of Guadalupe - also see #20 and #21
PC Catalog #19
Latin American Medals - also see Antiquities #01
PC Catalog #20
Samsara Collection - Guadalupe, Latin America
PC Catalog #21
......... ROSARY SETS .........
A fine selection of Rosary Sets - centers/crucifixes
PC Catalog #22
Printoff sheet of suggested combinations
PC Catalog #22a
......... ROSARYMAKING TOOLS .........
Strung Rosary Supplies - Wire, Crimp beads, pliers, side cutters, polishing cloths
PC Catalog #23
......... JEWELRY & ROSARY FINDINGS .........
Clasps, Toggles and Rings - for Jewelry and Rosary Making
PC Catalog #24
......... STORAGE - BOXES, POUCHES ..........
'Miracle Suede' Pouches, hand made exotic wood boxes by 
MIKUTOWSKI WOODWORKING
PC Catalog #25




~ ROSARY INSTRUCTIONS ~
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Knotted Cord Rosary Instructions
mission rosary maker? Need an address for cord supplies?
How to Make a Rosary
knotted cord, strung and chained rosary (in process) instructions
Crimping Bead Instructions
how to secure  *soft-flex*  wire using crimping beads and crimping pliers.
WHOLESALERS INFORMATION
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 rosary making resources
visit with other rosary makers - questions and answers



~ WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ~

Comments below are from customers and reflect the overall comments we receive daily.  It gives us such great pleasure to know that our ministry is making a difference, even in the midst of rising prices of silver and bronze. The vintage/antique items we cast give them new life and we believe are more beautiful than most of the parts available today.  We are told daily, the parts we have cast do make a powerful difference in the overall rosary and chaplet design.

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... the possibilities are endless ...
Hi Margot, thanks for your email. This is only the second order I've placed with you - the first parts I got were SO BEAUTIFUL, and I just love them!! Now I have to make some to sell- I hope I can sell them all and come back for more, as I could easily come up with a thousand different designs with all the various pieces you offer - the possibilities are endless. They are such an inspiration, as is your entire site! One thing I would never have imagined about these bronze pieces until I made a strung rosary with  them, is the beautiful chime sound they make when they brush against the glass beads- it's just heavenly, and really adds to the overall beauty of the rosary.  I just can't say enough- thank you THANK you for offering such lovely quality pieces!!  I can't wait to see my new order in person! Warmest regards,Anne  Y (NC)

... Blessed Sacramentals ...
( have your medals, rosaries and chaplets blessed)
 The most important message here is that blessed objects are powerful sacramentals that ward off evil.  The fellow that drove me to [this case] is 44 years old he pulled a confirmation holy medal out of his wallet and said, 'My grandmother gave me this medal with a four way cross when I was confirmed and the priest blessed it.  You know what I can look back and see evil that was things that could of occurred and did not happen and wondered why.  Well guess I am under an umbrella of spiritual protection thanks to that priest and grandma. Wow!'  Blessings,  Fr. Joe (US)

... opportunity to buy ...
 I LOVE your wonderful crucifixes, etc.  Do you have any plans to offer any new styles any  time soon?  Bless you for giving people the opportunity to buy such incredible things! Tanila Price

Yes, Tanila - check out our new parts, thanks for asking - RW
WHATS NEW

... it was a small order ...
 ... just received the order that I placed for 2 crosses and one center.  Even though it was a small order it was taken care of promptly.  Besides, I am very happy with the quality of the items.  I plan on making a rosary for my granddaughter's first communion and I think that thanks to you it will turn out beautifully. Thank you Josephine

... ready to give up ...
I am so excited about using your designs in the rosary I'm making.   I found your site just about the time I was ready to give up and make something from conventional pieces, which are fine, but just not unusual.  The gift is for a dear friend who is in late stages of cancer and has been blessed with two years more than the doctors anticipated. Your site was yet another gift in this setting.  Please convey my excitement and gratitude to the other guild members for your mission. Sherri G (CO)

... 12 step program? ...
 Thank you so much. Your things are WONDERFUL!!  I am having only one problem - I can't sell any of the rosaries!  I will be planning to sell one and when I finish making it, I look at it and think - no, I want to keep this one.  haha  There needs to be a 12 step program for you guys! haha
Blessings, Tanila P (GA)
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... rosarymaking is an addiction ...
Thanks Tanilia - we understand!  We suffer from the same disease -  'rosarymaking is an addiction!'  It is so much fun to make rosaries out of these beautiful pieces from our past.  They make the rosary and worth every penny.  We love using them, too. Blessings, Margot for guild (MI)

... they are just wonderful ...
The silver pieces I ordered from you looked pretty good on the website pages but WOW! Are they beautiful in real life! They are just wonderful. Good job! Thanks again -- Kathy K  (USA)

... continuing the tradition ...
I just received my pieces in the mail and they are more beautiful than I imagined! Thanks! it is so awesome that people crafted such beautiful medals for the glory of God and that you have found them, recast them and continue the tradition!  All the pieces I received are so incredible. thanks again! God bless all of you and keep up the good work! if i lived in Michigan i would be begging to work with you!   Julieann S (USA)

... good taste in design and quality, thank you ...
 I felt the need to  commend you one your work.  I received my order promptly, well packaged, and  containing high quality materials.  I saw the photos on the website but, quite  frankly, I was surprised at the detail and depth of your crucifixes.  As an  architecture student at the University of Arkansas, I appreciate quality which is something that I have found hard to find.  Thank you for your good taste in  design and quality.  Rachel B (UofA)

... tears to my eyes ...
I just received my order of rosary parts.  They bring tears to my eyes they are so lovely.
Thanks again,  Catherine P (USA)

... thanks Father, you make it all worthwhile! ...
I think you have a wonderful website.  I admire the trouble you have gone through to make available reproductions of classical rosary centers and crucifixes. ...  Fr. Stephanos  O.S.B. (CA)

... donated it to our guild ...
Just placed a second order with you.  Italian crucifix set is beautiful -- made a rosary with the set, your directions, aqua vintage beads from a show, donated it to our guild labor of love, and it raised $90 for a family battling Lou Gehrig's disease. Made a second one for my son's first communion next year. Thanks for a wonderful website and inspiration!  Time to make Christmas gifts now ...  Marie B (IL)

 ... thanks for your great inventory ...
I can't wait to see my order... I made a beautiful piece a few months ago with your Infant of Prague center, using rose quartz and iridescent grey pearls -- it was a Baptism gift for my sister's new goddaughter.  It was beautiful!  Thanks for your great inventory, your exquisite taste and your fabulous service ... Nancy N (TX)

... working with such lovely emblems ...
The crosses just arrived.  All I can say is Breathaking!!  They are just perfectly beautiful, and I'm inspired--truly inspired--to be working with such lovely emblems.  I have the rest of my materials laid out, the designs are ready, and I'm going to spend an afternoon and evening of peaceful, contemplative, creative activity as I construct these beautiful aids to prayer.   Anne Madison (MD)

... thank you for these wonderful treasures of faith ...
I can hardly wait to get the Russian crucifixes!!    Everyone who sees the Rosaries with your centerpieces and
 Crucifixes on them remark on how unusual and unique they are.  It's what really hooks them.  I  gave a rosary to one of my priest friends and he particularly loves the Peruvian Angel crx.  Just thought you'd like to know. Thank you for recasting these wonderful treasures of faith.  Denise M  (AZ)

... use your parts exclusively from now on ...
Thanks for the confirm on my parts order. I have decided to use your parts exclusively from now on. They make such a world of difference and I find that the feedback I get from customers who have purchased my rosaries made with your parts are ecstactic!!!!Andrea Z  (NY)

... 'listen to the beads' ...
I've learned to "listen to the beads" from reading the descriptions of your rosaries, how different features  ...  [of a rosary or chaplet] ... Usually it's just the visual/textural appeal of the beads, but it's Divine to feel that surge of Inspiration from time to time! MariaElena K (USA)

... I sold 6 chaplets to a jewelry store ...
I received my order yesterday. Ya'all are really on the ball up there!  The crucifixes and center pieces are wonderful.  Last tuesday, I sold 6 chaplets to a jewelry store and have an appointment at another jewelry store in San Antonio this saturday.  Go God!! Pax Christi ... Paula R (USA)




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~ ORIGINALS - 2012 ~

FUR TRADE ITEMS: L: Jesuit Crucifix (1700), Excavated from old mission site in NY (2.75 in)Used during missionary work with Indians. R: Lorraine Cross traded to indians for beaver funs. From Yellow River WI - (1802)

TopL: Crucifixion (late 1600- early 1700s) TopM: Crucifix (Art Nouveau - 2x3in) TopR. North American Martyrs Lower L: Kateri Tekakwitha. Lower M: "Clothed in the Sun" (2 in -1700s) Lower R - Key with  St Andre Bessette and St Joseph. (see below)