July 30, 2010

My Devout Acorns...

When we first moved to Florida, I dabbled a bit in jewelry making. I also made a few rosaries as gifts. Although I'm Methodist, I've always been fascinated by the significance of rosaries, and I've always found them to be beautiful devotional items. I've been collecting rosaries for some time. And I've been collecting acorns for much, much longer. Can you even imagine how excited I was to find this unique and elegant rosary? It features acorns instead of beads.
The acorns signifying the ave beads are all in silver, and the acorns signifying the pater beads are in gold. The links, crucifix and center medallion are all in silver. I think this rosary is simply stunning, and I so happy to add it to my collection(s).

PS. The "Charmed" quilt tutorial is finished and can be viewed here. I've also added a link to it from my "Free Patterns and Tutorials" link at the top of my blog so you can find it any time.

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Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a beautiful rosary and how perfect for your collection!

Not a day goes by that I don't think about my pink rosary that I got when I was a little girl on one of our trips to Fatima and which we had blessed there.

I had it for close to 30 years. I carried it in my car and when I sold my car I must have left it in there. I hope whoever purchased that car has treasured it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

xxoo

Debra@Common Ground said...

It's just beautiful, Donna, and how wonderful to find this one, which has such a significance for you.
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!
xo,
Debra

The French Bear said...

Dee, where did you ever find this? That is perfect for you, I miss my Baba's rosary, I lost it back in 1988 when our house was flooded...so many things were washed away or covered in so much mud you couldn't clean anything...
I have always wanted to get another but I never seem to see them any more. How wonderful you found this, perfect!
Hugs,
Mags

DeeDee said...

Welll look at that...lovely it is and just for you....thanks for sharing it with us...

have a great weekend Donna

Diane said...

Donna, I have a rosary that glows in the dark. I suppose for the nighttime prayerful person. I've never seen an acorn rosary. What a treasure you have!
Blessings,
Diane

Terri Gordon said...

Oh such a beautiful rosary, I love the acorns, soooo pretty. Thank you for sharing. I wish you a wonderful weekend. Terri

Theresa said...

Hi Donna! I have never seen an acorn rosary, it's beautiful! Theresa

betseysumners said...

Beautiful!

nancy huggins said...

What a great find and sooo you. They are really awesome. Does someone make and sell them?

Createology said...

Upon first glance at the photo I thought you had cleverly made this rosary because of the acorn beads. What a wonderful find for your collection.

Claudia said...

Now what are the odds of finding a rosary with acorn beads? It was meant for you, that is for sure! I think rosaries are beautiful, too, though I am not Catholic.

xo
Claudia

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

The quilt is gorgeous and so is the piece of jewelry. Hard to believe you found both already together!
Brenda

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, your rosarie is so beautiful! I would love to see more of your collection! Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

mya said...

What a surprise - I thought you had probably made the rosary. This is beautiful.
Yes, I am not Catholic either, but I have always thought the rosary useful, even if just for setting a prayerful mood, and of course they are beautiful.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

That rosary is just stunning...I've never seen anything like it before. Those acorn beads are beautiful. Theresa

Kathy said...

Beautiful quilt and Love your NEW look!
Everything looks very organized!!!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet up-north mornings...

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, You rosary is so pretty and with the acorns that only makes it more precious because of your collection. Rosaries are very hard to find. With being married to a Catholic, I have been given several very pretty ones. My mother-in-law had a lot of rosaries, and having family on my husband side of the house who were nun's and priest, we were maybe a little more privileged. I know when my hubby and I were first married, the mass was said in Latin and if you were not Catholic marrying a Catholic you could not be married on the alter. You always had to wear a hat or something on your head. How it has changed over the years. Have a great Sunday. Your Missouri Friend.

Meri Wiley said...

Oh Donna, that rosary is stunning! I can't believe you found it.........it's so perfect for you. I hope your weekend is being good to you.

Lot's of hugs,
Meri

Lynn Stevens said...

I've never seen a more Beautiful Rosary! And it is so YOU! What a find!
Lynn

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