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Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« on: February 23, 2017, 08:37:38 PM »
What is a good place to get custom Rosaries and Chaplets? It seems like most custom Rosary websites are dedicated to fancy-looking ones, with white pearl or crystal beads. That's fine, but not what I'm going for. I want quality, but simple; strong and durable; rugged and utilitarian. Something that will last through years of carrying in my pocket and using for prayer. Not something effeminate, and not something that's just a work of art to be admired.

So, with that much out of the way, I'm looking for a Chaplet of St Michael the Archangel, hoping for something around the $50~60 range. I'm getting tired of having to fix the cheap mass-produced one I've got (which currently has several links held together with thread...)

My preference would be to support either a trad-friendly Religious community or trad family business.

Anyone have ideas for me?
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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 09:24:50 PM »
There used to be people at FE who would make rosaries.  Haven't really kept up with any of them though, so I couldn't really say. 
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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 09:28:53 PM »
Perhaps, if you contact the Combat Rosary people, they would do a custom chaplet.

https://romancatholicgear.com/combat-rosaries.html
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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 09:55:49 PM »
Those corded knot Rosaries hold up really well. They even hold up in the wash, if they get forgotten in a pocket. 
 

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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 10:05:18 PM »
I'd love some heavy, durable metal beads for a rosary. :) Like brass or something. Just a thought. Off to Google. :)

Edit: Here we go. Hematite. http://www.shipwreckbeads.com/search/?cmdSearch.x=1&txtSearchTerms=Hematite+oval+rice+beads+8x16&cmdSearch.x=0&cmdSearch.y=0&cmdSearch=Go%21&ThanksToIE=SoCmdButtonIsSentForFormsWith1TextField
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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 11:43:47 PM »
For a long time, I've wanted to build a rosary from stainless steel then harden and spring temper it to make the ultimate in durable rosaries.  Maybe someday I'll do it but I don't actually have the equipment to do it.  I've got a forge but stainless steel is tricky to deal with and all that thin wire would be a nightmare to heat treat without a regulated oven.

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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 05:44:31 AM »
This store on Etsy makes wire-wrapped rosaries for under $100.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MorningStarRosaries?ref=pr_faveshops&section_id=7525731

That link should take you to the men's rosaries and she does custom work too.
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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 12:49:16 PM »
This store on Etsy makes wire-wrapped rosaries for under $100.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MorningStarRosaries?ref=pr_faveshops&section_id=7525731

That link should take you to the men's rosaries and she does custom work too.

Those medals that she uses are beautiful:swoon:
 

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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 03:37:50 PM »
This store on Etsy makes wire-wrapped rosaries for under $100.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MorningStarRosaries?ref=pr_faveshops&section_id=7525731

That link should take you to the men's rosaries and she does custom work too.

Those medals that she uses are beautiful:swoon:

Agreed.  :)
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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2017, 05:54:05 PM »
The medals reminded me of this website, that sells lots of other antique bronze medals, crucifixes, and rosary parts:

http://store.rosaryworkshop.com/section.php?xSec=78

I especially love their Eucharistic medals:

 

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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2017, 05:59:57 PM »
The medals reminded me of this website, that sells lots of other antique bronze medals, crucifixes, and rosary parts:

http://store.rosaryworkshop.com/section.php?xSec=78

I especially love their Eucharistic medals:



Oh thanks!  :eek:

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In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2017, 09:42:33 PM »
The medals reminded me of this website, that sells lots of other antique bronze medals, crucifixes, and rosary parts:

http://store.rosaryworkshop.com/section.php?xSec=78

I especially love their Eucharistic medals:



I must have one!
 
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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2017, 01:02:29 AM »
I though there was someone here whose husband was making wire-wrapped rosaries, or maybe they were. I'd actually like to figure out who, cus we have two rosaries that keep coming apart and I want to have them redone as wire-wrapped.
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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 10:25:14 AM »
rosaryworkshop.com is a great place to go.  I have a St. Michael Chaplet from there that is awesome.  You can do custom stuff, and while some of it is glass, etc. there is also stone and other more masculine choices. 

I have this one with the blue stones, and it is really nice. 

 
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Re: Looking for good custom Rosaries/chaplets
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 11:23:53 AM »
That's beautiful!
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