Friday, 13 February 2009

A Rosary

After much aid in researching rosaries of the Tudor period, I decided to make one of my own, rather than buy one - I can't seem to find a suitable one ANYWHERE!

I used the following websites:

I made a 5 decade rosary using black onyx (6mm) for the decades and red coral beads (8mm) for the gauds. I also used black embroidary thread. I knotted the thread a few inches from the end before threading on the beads. Once I had all the beads on, I knotted the end a centimetre or so from the last bead, so that they may move along the thread when praying. I passed the two ends of the thread through another bead before tying off again.

With the remainding embroidary thread, I made a small tassle, using this website for help. I then tied the tassel to the loose ends of the rosary and trimmed to neaten it.

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