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ROSARIES from the Rosary Workshop - RMI.2700 museum inspired
MUSEUM INSPIRED SERIES
  searching out the old to inspire the new


ROSARY - LARIAT / LASSO - (open ended necklace rosary)
ROSARY:  Enduring Mercy II  RMI.2810
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ROSARIES
RMI - MUSEUM INSPIRED INDEX
 Why is Rosary Workshop so deeply dedicated to searching out antique rosaries from museums and books? Are we inspired? Read on and you will see why ...
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  ART FORMS FOR PRAYER
 ... these early rosaries and chaplets were made - not from items purchased at a store to create a commercial rosary - but from a collection of rare beads and crucifixes that are inspiring - to create a beautiful art form that one can pray. 
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Claus Stalburg des Reichen  1469 - 1524
Margarethe of the Rhine  1469 - 1524
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The pieces below were inspired by museum prayer beads, rosaries and chaplets. The one above is a pomander rosary inspired by renaissance rosaries. Pomander beads were popular during this period for several reasons, read about it!

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ROSARIES   -   LARIATS (lasso rosaries)
FILIGREES   - IRISH PENALS  -  ZEHNERS
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~ ROSARIES ~

available in sterling and solid bronze

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5 wounds of Christ
ENDURING MERCY II - RMI.21200

hand carved antiqued bone roses / 8mm antique:  AVE BEADS - inspired by a chaplet from the book 'Der Rozenkranz' devoted to the 5 wounds of Christ. Original has 5 sets of 5, ours is regular rosary configuration. Ave bead are dated 30s (Germany). Matte coffee in color, translucent. Very PATER BEADS:  Hand carved antique bone roses, flat, carved on both sides - very limited.

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5 set of ten beads - standard rosary
PATH to LIFE I - RMI.2830

bone discs / carved dyed bone Paters:  AVE BEADS:Antiqued bone discs - Early bone discs were strapped or laced on a looped leather cord and each prayer was counted by flipping over a disc. Ours are smaller and strung but easy to count. - PATER BEADS:capped red jasper beads  wth small red beads on either side of antiqued filigree caps.

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5 sets of 10 rosary or necklace
ENDURING MERCY II - RMI.2810
Silver filigree beads / coral root:
AVE BEADS:  Coral was a favorite as believed to have healing powers. PATER BEADS:  Silver Filigree bead or Pomander bead would hold herbs and spices to ward away the plague and cover the infrequent baths. Inspired by rosaries from the Renaissance period (15 - 16c) appearing in many paintings of the period.

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LARIAT OR LASSO ROSARY  III - RMIL.21310

olive pits with black glass 'acorns':  AVE BEADS:  Traditional Olive pits from Jerusalem PATER BEADS:  are of old matte black glass beads with antiqued metal 'acorn' caps  atop each.  Read the history of the acorn and why it was so popular over the centuries.This series loops through the ring at the top, allowing the ends to hang freely. Inspired by the old 1920s 'Lasso Rosary' below made of olive pits and wooden acorns. 

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5 sets of 10 beads -  open ended rosary / necklace
LARIET OR LASSO ROSARY II - RMIL.21200
mossy, faceted pebbles / filigrees:
AVE BEADS:  Mossy green flat glass pebble beads PATER BEADS: we put wonderful flowers at  the ends of each to complete the design.   Inspired by an old olive pit Lariat rosary, also called a Lasso Rosary we found years ago.  Antique dealer dated it early 20 c around the 20s.  May be worn several ways.  A real treasure - read more as we add to this collection. (Configuration may be applied to any of our rosaries, just ask!

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filled with symbolism and tradition
A SPLENDID REWARD - RDLM.2800
Skull Beads -
AVE BEADS: skull beads hand carbed from brown wood. PATER BEADS:(antiqued cast crushed bone) and more from Ojime Skull beads. See the skull chaplets and plain rosaries with only one skull at base of pendant 'memento  mori' (rememvber thy death) Also tradition of Christ's crucifixion over Adam's grave. Golgatha (the place of the skull). Also, 'Victory over Death.' dont miss these very traditional old rosaries made from skull beads 

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~ 'LARIATS' ~
 WEARING THE ROSARY
 The 'Lariat' or 'Lasso' rosary is an open ended rosary that has a history.  Very popular during the 20s on but it is rare we see them today.  but are such a beautiful way to wear your sacramental and pray it when time allows. Note ring on the left where the loose end is threaded through once on the neck.
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RMIL.21310
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CONFIGURATION
AVAILABLE ON ANY OF OUR ROSARIES 
For more information please click icon above - read about history and see the old Lasso we have on the site that inspirec us years ago. We can make any rosary on our site in this open ended configuration , for women ot men -  just ask!
OLD NECKLACE ROSARY
ABOUT OUR INSPIRATION
The Lariat rosary below is believed to be from the 1920s. (dated by antique dealer) - During this period, long necklaces were very popular so would make sense. This one was tied with one loop.  The loop could be at the top of the neck for a choker look or further down as desired. 
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SPANISH ORIGIN
A lasso (pron.: /?læso?/ or /læ?su?/), also referred to as a lariat, riata, or reata (all from Spanish la reata), is a loop of rope designed to be thrown around a target. The Lasso necklace or loop with pendatt looks like a lasso.
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Be sure and visit our museum pages for more information on  early rosaries, lost in history.  Very inspiring.

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~ FILIGREES ~
INSPIRED BY FILIGREE ROSARIES FROM GERMANY AND AUSTRIA - 1700 - 1800s
Coral Root

RAFR.2600
Black Antique

RAFR.2610
Boxwood

RAFR.2620
Mother of Pearl

RAFR.2630

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~ ZEHNERS ~
TRADITIONAL GERMAN 'TENNERS' WITH A RING AT ONE END - DATE BACK BEFORE 1500s
 Silver Filigree

CMI.5700
Flat Jasper

CMI.5701
Sterling / Crystal

CMI.5702
Coral Root

CMI.5703
Faceted Amethyst

CMI.5810
Faceted Smoky Quartz

CMI.5811
Faceted Chrysacola

CMI.5812
Faceted Tourmaline

CMI.5813

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~ IRISH PENAL CHAPLETS ~

TRADITIONAL IRISH 'PENAL CHAPLETS' WITH A RING AT ONE END - LOCH DERG
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SEE THEM ALL - THERE ARE IRISH ROSARIES TOO!

Carnelian / Galway Crx

CIPR.5050
 Jacobs Ladder / Horn

CIPR.5040
Connamara Marble

CIPR.5030
 Traditional Horn

CIPR.5020

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~ NOTES ~
WORKING
WITH RARE COMPONENTS
Working with rare components does make a difference in the finished design. Crucifixes, rosary centers and religious medals cast from antiques in sterling and bronze along with hard to find antique beads (or those inspired by them) do make the difference. But most of all, it is in the way a designer chooses to put it all together. These old rosaries and chaplets from the 16 - 19c speak to the heart in a special way, regardless if they were put together by an artist or by a guild - or simply by someone who took what they had, such as a necklace, and strung it into a prayer chain. These early results are so beautiful that they are now resting in museums all over Europe. And as so many of you have said, 'they invite you to prayer'.

'EIGHT WINDOW' BEADS
 These wonderful (10mm) beads have a history. We have used the smaller 8mm ones for many years and love the way they do become 'windows' into the inner beauty of each bead. These have a marvelous range of colors, a bit translucent, sometimes opaque, but always in the process of change. No two alike. Originally, these beads were hand pressed in glass bead molds. And the design of the glass cane dictates the final bead. We understand the origin of this style is no later than pre WWII.




ROSARY WORKSHOP
MISSION STATEMENT
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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