Rosary Style Bracelet

I was raised Catholic but I can't say that I am a true practicing Catholic now.  I've got issues with their scandals, but that's for another blog haha.  I can not help be amazed by the other parts related to the Catholic church. My hubby and I went to Europe on our honeymoon and visited Rome and had a chance to go to the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica.  You cannot help but be in awe.  Below are some of the pictures we took when we were there in 2011.

Inside St. Peter's Basilica

In the photo above, compare the size of the people to the size of the arches...ridiculous.  This church is MASSIVE.

Yes, it is Michelangelo's Pieta

I couldn't believe I was standing in front of Michelangelo's Pieta.  It's really mind-blowing and beautiful, it seriously makes you want to cry.  If I was alone in that place, just me and this Pieta oh, and God haha, I'd cry.  To think someone (Michelangelo) carved this piece.  It is absolute perfection.  All that detail!

Look at that dome.  Crazy amazing.

It's hard not to be inspired by something I grew up with even though I have my personal issues with the church now.  I have amazing memories of growing up catholic (except for when my parents was always threatening that God was going to send me to hell if I acted up - and yes, I can laugh about that now!)

My jewelry is always inspired about something I love, a memory, the things around me, things I've seen and experienced.

I don't pray the rosary, though I know parts of it.  But I do love the rosary itself.  It's beautiful and one day I saw a bracelet that looked like a rosary but wasn't and I wanted to recreate it but in a different way.

Here I used a left over rhinestone cross I used to make macrame bracelets.  I also have a lot of left over beads from last year.  Since the cross is thin, I used these tiny beads.  Wiring these beads together takes some time and some wrist action.  I made the bracelet to wrap the wrist three times.  I have a thing about triple wraps.

When it's being worn, eventually the cross isn't going to stay in the middle because it's heavier than the beading, but I have a friend who bought the first one I ever made of these bracelets (no rhinestone, but large cross) and she said she liked the way it looked on her wrist even if the cross didn't stay in the middle.

She may have bought it but apparently her brother took it from her, which surprised me that a guy would wear it.  Very cool!  I like knowing these things.

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I like to use different crosses and I have a few different types in my craft box!  I love these beads, it's almost a gunmetal black.

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Anyway with Easter approaching I thought this would be great to add to my store, but I only made these two for now.  It takes awhile to make and with my active son, it's hard to find the time to wire these beads together.  But I do love this bracelet!  I hope you do to!

Thanks for reading :-)
Xoxo, Yolanda


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