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ROSARIES from the Rosary Workshop - RMIL.21300 museum inspired
LARIAT / LASSO  ROSARIES
open ended wearable rosaries and then more ideas came to mind!



RMIL.21.21310 - (olive pits / black acorns)
RMIL.12.21320 -  (black matte glass / acorns)
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WEARABLE ROSARIES INDEX
RMIL:  MUSEUM INSPIRED LARIAT
 (configuration available in  most of our rosary beads - ask)
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INSPIRATION - 1920s
OPEN ENDED - WORN LIKE A NECKLACE
The old Lariat rosary below was our inspiration.  It is one full rosary and has an acorn style bead at each end.  It is 36 inches long.  This rosary was looped once to hold it on the neck.  The loop could be adjusted to be choker length or lower.  This rosary was dated by the antique dealer as 1920s, when they were very popular.  Read more below.
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EITHER TIE OR LOOP
The Open ended Lasso or Lariat rosary comes in several designs.  They are worn in several ways, making it a very diverse design.  Either wrap it around your neck like and loop once like a choker, allowing the loose ends to hang down.  Or note the rosary with the ring above the natural pendant area. 
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OR RING AT JUNCTURE
The Lariat rosary with the ring allows the other loose end to be 'drawn' or 'threaded'  through the ring so it may hang down to the length of the other side.  The Pater bead has a tendency to catch on the ring holding it in place. This holds well and gives two nice drop down ends.
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AWKWARD TO PRAY?
Praying an open ended rosary can be awkward but we are told it is easier to wrap one end around your hand and pray with the other.  As you pray, wrap the beads around the praying hand. Once half way through, reverse the wrapped loop and continue. We tried it and it works like a charm!

 (below, original inspiration from the 1920s)
ORIGINAL LASSO ROSARY  - 1920s
NOTE 'ACORN' BEADS AT EACH END
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Be sure and visit our museum pages for more information on  early rosaries, lost in history.  Very inspiring. Also check out how Acorns were used in rosaries below.

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~ LARIAT ROSARIES ~

available in sterling and solid bronze

tie /  loop - 36 inches
5 sets of 10 beads -  open ended rosary / necklace
'LARIAT' OR 'LASSO' ROSARY II - RMIL.21300

mossy, faceted pebbles / filigrees AVE BEADS:  Mossy green faceted pebbles appear like stones some one cut into and faceted. PATER BEADS: we put wonderful flowers at  the ends of each to complete the design. A real treasure Inspired by an old olive pit Lariat rosary, also called a Lasso Rosary we found years ago.   (Configuration may be applied to most of our rosaries, just  36 inches (may be made longer on request)

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ring / loop - 41 inches
5 sets of 10 beads -  open ended rosary / necklace
'LARIAT' OR 'LASSO' ROSARY III - RMIL.21310

natural olive pits / blk matte - AVE BEADS:  like the original Lariat rosary we used olive pits.  We have  our collection of old  olive pits purchased in Israel. The olive pits used on this rosary are from  our vender in Bethlehem and ae very beautiful in their natural state! . PATER BEADS:  Black matte beads with an antiqued metal acorn cap on top of each.  (also see pendant rosary below)  41 inches end to end (may be made longer on request)

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ring / loop - 37 inches
5 sets of 10 beads -  open ended rosary / necklace
'LARIAT' OR 'LASSO' ROSARY IV - RMIL.21320

matte black onyx beads -  AVE BEADS:  Using the Acorn theme of the old Lariat rosary shown on this page, we have mixed them with a matte black onyx stone.  This rosary hangs around the neck, looping through the ring (shown on top here),  with a crucifix and medal on the pendant.  PATER BEADS: also black matte beads with an antiqued metal acorn cap on top of each. 37 inches end to end (may be made longer on request)

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27 inches
rosary with loop and pendant configuration
STANDARD ROSARY - RMIL.21340


olive pits with black acorns - AVE BEADS:   Olive pits are vintage from Bethlehem and in great shape,  PATER BEADS: the acorns are of matte black onyx with antiqued caps. -  inspired by the lasso or lariat rosaries above but in the standard rosary configuration with loop and pendant. Has the rosary center  that brings the loop and pendant together instead of the ring. 27 inches (may be made longer on request) 

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36 inches 
full rosary in one loop 
WEARABLE NECKLACE ROSARY - RMIL.21350


clear table cuts  / OL of Knots - AVE BEADS:  The 'table cut' beads are clear and have a gold rim, creating a wonderful 'heavenly appearance PATER BEADS: same as Ave Beads - a 'just couldn't resist trying this one out' and liked it so much, will keep it , but have more!  . The medal is Our Lady of Undoer of Knots - be sure and read this great history dating back to St. James on our site. 36 inches end to end (may be made longer on request)

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~  ROSARY '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.
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 ANTIQUED FLOWERS / 
MOSSY FACETED PEBBLES
36 inches end to end (may be made longer on request)
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RMIL.21300
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Wonderful antiqued metal flowers at each end
delight the eye and gives this lariat rosary 
a special calling for prayer.
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EITHER CONFIGURATION 
AVAILABLE ON MOST OF OUR ROSARIES 
For more information please click vertical icons above - read about history and see the old Lasso we have on the site that inspired us years ago. We can make any rosary on our site in this open ended configuration , for women ot men -  just ask!
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 OLIVE PITS / 'BLACK ACORNS'
41 inches end to end (may be made longer on request)
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RMIL.21310
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note the open ended rosary feeds through the rings
giving the wearer a secure necklace with two 'tassels'.
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MATTE ONYX / 'BLACK ACORNS'
 37 inches end to end (may be made longer on request)
(crucifix and medal add a special touch when worn)
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RMIL.21320
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JUST TOO TEMPTING NOT TO TRY!
BELOW, A FULL ROSARY TO WEAR!
Ideas grow!  And this is the next thought that came into my mind re wearable rosaries - try this one on for size! Ann all in one loop fits right over your head yet contains all the beads necessary to pray a 5 decades! 
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Here the medal is MARY UNDOER OF KNOTS and the flat 'table cut' beads chosen to look like the ribbon she holds, this one clear with a heavenly gold rim on each.  But any medal would do including your choice of crucifixes. Makes a very beautiful necklace. I am keeping this one - but will make more!
(36 inch loop!) 
RMIL.21350 - (Our Lady, Undoer of Knots)
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RMIL.21350
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10 BEAD CHAPLETS 
AVAILABLE in STERLING & BRONZE
RMIL.21350 - (chaplets)
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RMIL.21350
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STANDARD ROSARY
NATURAL CONFIGURATION
regular rosary with loop and pendant - inspired by Lariat above (27 in)
RMIL.21340 - (regular pendant rosary)
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RMIL.21340




~ OLD LASSO ~
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. Note there are 5 Pater beads but the first large bead is used as a Pater bead for the standard 3 (normally on the pendant) are prayed. 
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(36 inches from end to end)
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Be sure and visit our museum pages for more information on  early rosaries, lost in history.  Very inspiring.




~ ACORN ROSARIES ~
SYMBOLISM
ACORN ROSARIES
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AN ANCIENT TRADITION
It was an ancient belief in the British Isles that if one would carry an acorn in the pocket or wear the symbol - it would bring 'good luck' and a 'long life' along with 'immortality'. Included in this was an 'ease of pain', 'protection from storms'. Furthermore, the acorn was believed to 'protect one from getting lost' and from 'evil intent' including 'alcoholism'. It easily found its way into jewelry and rosaries.
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These traditions made the acorn a very very popular symbol.  We also discovered that it was traditional to paint portraits of people with rosaries made of acorns and seeds:
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THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER
   LUKE 8: 4-8
4  When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to him, he spoke in a parable.*5“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up.  6  Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture.  7  Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it.  8  And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold.” After saying this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.”

WE QUOTE
"In 1528, Bartholomeus Bruyn the Elder, a painter for the region of Cologne, Germany, who painted many portraits of people with rosaries, painted a portrait of Balthasar Eicheister, just betrothed (as evidenced by the holding of a carnation in his hand) and holding acorn-shaped rosary beads, since known as "Balthasar's Acorns." 
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"A girdle of acorns carved in rock crystal (a symbol of purity) was found in the tomb in Lauringen, Bavaria, of the Countess Palatine Dorothea Sabina. The countess was known to be a style setter. Her Renaissance costume was completed with what is assumed to be a rosary of silver acorns."
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UNKNOWN TRANSITION
How did the acorn symbol make the transition from the Pagan belief system to that of the Christo-European belief system? The facts don't seem to be documented; however, the symbology appears to relate to the proverb, 
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JOHN 12:24
   24  Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
(A seed can only grow into a tree by first falling to the ground and dying.

For lots more great information visit Paternoster. 
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