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our hearts and hands can offer
ST JOSEPH THE CARPENTER

Georges de La Tour - (1640s) - oil on canvas  
(Lourve - Paris)


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INSTRUCTIONS AND ENCOURAGEMENT 
We believe, when crafting things of God, each should be of the highest aesthetic and artistic beauty our hearts and hands can provide with the materials available to us. He deserves the very best fruits of our labor. Let us be inspired by the works of Joseph as he taught Jesus his trade, carefully  with responsibility and honor.
 

HEBREWS 12:28-29
  "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"


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 SOMETHING WONDERFUL HAPPENS
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~  SERVICES ~
+ ROSARY REPAIR +
We do not repair chain rosaries, we restring them for strength
 + CRIMPING INSTRUCTIONS +
GIFT WRAP INFORMATION
gift boxes - cards - rosaries/chaplets/jewelry pouches
 
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE

~ ROSARY INSTRUCTIONS ~

 STRUNG ROSARIES / CHAPLETS / JEWELRY

See the catalog listing below for specific crucifixes, crosses and religious medals. Some date back to the 5th century, all are available in sterling or solid bronze.

+ SUPPLIES, CRIMPING INSTRUCTIONS +
pliers - crimping pliers - crimps - SOFT FLEX wire
+HOW TO MAKE - MISSION CORD ROSARIES +
 instructions - supply source
+ HOW TO MAKE - STRING AND CHAIN ROSARIES +
under construction - instructions and supply resources soon
+ ROSARY REPAIR +
we restring old chain rosaries  - replace missing parts  - see  examples
+ SAMPLING OF PARTS BELOW +
copy and paste parts number to see availability, pricingand to order
*Victory Over Adam's Sin*
Latin America / Late 18c (3 in sans bail)
(this is a thick cross)

CRO.9.b - CRO.9.s
*Lg - Dilecto Carmel* (Obverse)
(Beloved Carmel) - Latin America / 1718
magnificent filigreed medal (3 in)

EM.773.b - EM.773.s 
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~  CRIMPING INSTRUCTIONS  ~
 WIRE, CRIMPING PLIERS, CUTTERS
ANDCRIMPING BEADS
we sell what we use here in the rosary wirkshop
.019 SOFTFLEX BEADING WIRE

 49 strands of pliable wire, bvronze, silver, black ox
CRIMPIG PLIERS

jewelers crimping pliars - also available jewelers
 wire side cutters (not shown)
2mm CRIMPING BEADS

available in gold,black ox, silver

USE TWO CRIMPING 
BEADS AT EACH JUNCTURE
Crimping beads are used to secure the SOFTFLEX WIRE  at the rosaryworkshop. We use the black on all as has a tendency to disappear when beads are strung on it (but our customers prefer to match the crimps to the wire color). We use two crimps on each juncture to secure the wire. (You might check our pictures to see how we do this).
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WITH .019 WIRE USE 2MM 
CRIMPING BEADS
We match the color of the .019 SOFTFLEX WIRE with the 2mm crimping beads in our rosaries and found it to be the best most pliable and strongest quality for our use. Good side cutters and pliers are necessary tools for this technique.  See instructions below using the two notched crimping pliers. (the only difference between the instructions below and the way we do it is that we use the dead last, not the crimp)

CRIMPING DIAGRAM

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 TO SECURE  WIRE
TO SECURE SOFTFLEX WIRE TO CRIMPING BEADS
1. Finish design before threading crimping bead on wire
2. Loop wire through end ring - then back through crimping bead.
3.  Carefully / slowly pull wire into place - then release tension a little to allow for play.
4. Secure wire into place by crimping bead with crimping pliers. (see above)

TO FORM CRIMPING BEAD
To form a tight, clean, well shaped crimping bead you will need crimping pliers.  Please note shapes of two crimping areas. (See above) - For proper crimping, make sure you hold pliers so curve points toward you and not away.
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1. INSIDE CRIMPER  -  folds bead into a "C" shape as it tightens and secures the wire in place.
2. OUTSIDE FOLDER - flattens and folds - secures -  bead on itself. 
3. TO ROUND BEAD OFF  -  turn crimping bead a 1/4 and crimp again,
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REMEMBER NOT TO OVER DO PRESSURE AS IN PROCESS CAN BREAK OR 
CUT THE WIRE IF TOO MUCH PRESSURE IS APPLIED 


 
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WHEN BEADS 
ARE MADE INTO ROSARIES
SOMETHING WONDERFUL HAPPENS
When the new beads come in, we  are all very excited to see what they look like.  They are so much more beautiful here than they were in Tucson on the tables where they are heaped up in great dusty piles.  But when they become rosaries, something even more wonderful happens.
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Its something like a ship when it is first built. First it is a pile of material then it becomes an inert hull. But when the ship is Christened, in the US Navy it traditionally becomes 'alive' - as her crew goes on board and stands at rest.  That is when 'she' gains her 'soul'.
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Well, beads seem to have a similar experience. Except when they are made into rosaries, the beads change - they just come alive - as if they are now what they were made to be.  Then, when they are blessed by a Priest, they take on a new aura of life.  But when they are prayed, that is when they - the beads truly become most beautiful as they are fulfilling their destiny! Rosary Workshop Guild

... best fruits of our labor ...
I believe that, wherever possible, things of God should be of the highest aesthetic and artistic beauty, as He deserves the best fruits of our labors. May God bless you and your guild richly.  David K. (USA)

... unbelievable ...
The quality of your work is unbelievable.  as an art historian, I applaud your efforts.
K W (PA) xvii

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 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 finest 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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