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MUSEUM INSPIRED CHAPLETS
this old woodcut helps date the early use of the 'tenner'


1578 
GERMAN WOODCUT
This old German woodcut shows a man with one hand on a dog and the left hand praying on a 'Gebetskette Zehner' or a Prayer Chain -  'Tenner' (10 beads) ending in a tassel. Tassels on rosaries / chaplets were symbolic of 'wiping away the tears of sin or sorrow'. A crucifix was often attached to the skirt of the tassel. 

Also note the 'thumb ring' attached to the other end of the chaplet. It will be transferred to all 5 fingers to complete the 5 decades of the rosary.

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  "GEBETSKETTE ZEHNERS"
CMI: CHAPLETS MUSEUM 
INSPIRED SERIES (1 of 2)
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(POPULAR WITH MEN FOR CENTURIES)
  A recent trip to Germany opened up the beautiful world of 'Gebetskette Zehners' or prayer chains with 10 beads. We thought the Irish Penal Chaplet was the origin of this design but it appears to be much older and more universal. We have some silver 'Zehners' dated mid 1800s and the antique dealer (Oberammergau) explained they were traditionally a men's chaplets (see below).
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 NUMBERS 6:24-26 ...
   24 The LORD bless you and keep you!  25  The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! 26  The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!
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 AVAILABLE WITH EITHER
(Left: Christ carrying cross, Right: Madonna)
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The actual inspiration for the chaplets below may be seen in the magnificent German book DER ROZENKRANZ (Andacht Geschichte Kunst). One of the chaplets in the book shows a tassel at the end with a crucifix attached to the skirt. Dated 17c. on.

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~ HANDMADE SILVER AVE'S ~
 WHAT IS A 'CREDOKRUZ? 
The medallions date back to the 1700s. The filigree design is traditionally found on 'Zehners' (10 bead chaplets), also called 'Tenners'. The CredoKreuz  ('Credo Cross') is a reminder to pray the Creed and to ask for an increase of Faith, Hope and Love. 
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MADONNA MEDALLION (SHOWN / STERLING)
 CMIM.5700.b
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 CMIM.5700.s
All medals cast from antiques in sterling and solid bronze 
then antiqued to restore original patina. 
12 in.




~ JASPER PEBBLE AVE'S ~
 AN INVITATION TO PRAY
Matte Jasper pebbles are not only beautiful to behold, they are an invitation to prayer. shown in bronze with the Madonna Medallion. Also available with the Christ carrying the cross. (shown in bronze)
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MADONNA MEDALLION (SHOWN)
CHRIST CARRYING CROSS MEDALLION
 CMIM.5701.b
PRICING / ORDER
  CMIM.5701.s
All medals cast from antiques in sterling and solid bronze 
then antiqued to restore original patina. 
12 in




~ FACETED CRYSTAL AVE'S ~
 A DUSTING OF COLOR
The Faceted crystals carry a dusting of colors, note too, the rare handmade silver 'Pater' bead framed in handcast filigree caps. (Shown in silver)
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MADONNA MEDALLION (SHOWN)
CHRIST CARRYING CROSS MEDALLION
CMIM.5702.b
PRICING / ORDER
  CMIM.5702.s
All medals cast from antiques in sterling and solid bronze 
then antiqued to restore original patina. 
13 in.




~ CORAL AVE'S ~
'THUMB RINGS' FOR COUNTING 
A magnificent filigree medal of Christ carrying the cross (shown here in bronze), followed by the traditional 'CredoKreuz.' The thumb ring is large enough to start on the thumb before moving to each finger as each decade of prayers is completed. (shown in bronze)
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pricing subject to change without notice
CHRIST CARRYING CROSS MEDALLION (SHOWN)
MADONNA MEDALLION
CMIC.5703.b
PRICING / ORDER
CMIC.5703.s
  All medals cast from antiques in sterling and solid bronze 
then antiqued to restore original patina. 
12 in.




~ 17C MEDALLIONS ~
 ABOUT THE MEDALLIONS
The two medallions used below, CHRIST CARRYING THE CROSS and the MADONNA are dated between the 17c - 18c. This openwork or 'filigree' styled medallion is traditional for the era and were originally from Europe but are also seen in New Spain (Latin America). The Zehners that inspired us are listed in German and Austrian Museum collections.  Some had Pater beads, some had tassels, most had the small CREDOKREUZ (Creed Cross). Ours are available with either medallion.
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ALL AVAILABLE WITH EITHER
(L: Christ carrying cross, R: Madonna)
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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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SYMBOLISM THROUGH COLOR
We believe the RosaryWorkshop.com is being directed to make our rosaries a more visual and symbolic journey of the dedication than it has in the past. You will not only see more of this direction used through color choices but in texture. When you see them, we hope you will be more visually in touch with the story.  And when you pray them we hope 2000 years of history will melt. Not only with Our Lady as she tells the story of her beloved son, but with the one to whom the rosary is dedicated or the scripture passage that inspired it. We hope and pray this will help open up a 4th and new dimension of spirituality in your heart.