Make a Bead Rosary

by Kathy Croy
(Fort Worth, TX)

Blue Crystal Rosary Bead Design

Blue Crystal Rosary Bead Design

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Want to make your own rosary? Use this rosary design with blue crystal beads as inspiration to make a rosary you will fall in love with!

This beautiful rosary has a 23 inch necklace and is 22 inches long (maybe more like 30 inches long).

I made it using silver plated eyepins, 6mm round dark blue AB crystals, 6mm round white crackle beads and 6mm light blue crystal disks.

I was asked by one of my co-workers who had seen my handmade bracelets whether I could make her a rosary.

Not being Catholic, I had no idea where to start, so I googled and found your website along with hundreds of pictures of rosaries.

I still had no clue of how many beads to use and what the rules were for rosaries, so I went to another one of my co-workers who I knew was Catholic and she gave me a lesson in rosaries.

The design came straight from my heart. All my co-worker asked of me was if I could use blue crystals as blue is her favorite color.

This rosary was the result! I am rather proud of the fact that this was my absolute first attempt at making rosaries, but when the gals in the office saw it, they all want one too!!!

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by: Wanda


Thanks for entering the May 2011 Beaded Jewelry Making Contest!

What a wonderful story about making a bead rosary for your co-worker. Your rosary is lovely!

And, I know exactly how you feel about making your first rosary. Why? Because its how I felt when I made my first rosary for my nephew.

I knew little about rosaries and nothing about how to make a bead rosary when he asked me to make him one.

His request lead to much research and the posting of a step by step tutorial on how to make a rosary of five decades on

Again, thanks for entering the contest. The May 2011 Beaded Jewelry Making Contest Winning Entry is How to Make Jewelry From Pre Made Jewelry by Kirstin Kestner.



Here's where those who would like to can learn how to make a rosary of five decades like Kathy's.

You'll use a basic wire jewelry making technique - simple wire loops.

There you'll find out about the rosary making supplies you will need to buy, the specific bead pattern that makes up a rosary and where to find out more information about rosaries in general.

A rosary may not be an original bead design, but of all the bead designs I have made it certainly is one of the most gratifying!

Nice Rosary
by: Juanita

Very nice...I have repaired rosaries but have never made one.

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