I have known a couple people who make rosaries. The finest I have seen, used and given as gifts to newly ordained were from Queen of Peace Rosaries.
However, there is a blog called Paternosters, which is a truly fascinating look at rosaries, historical and contemporary.
Today there was an entry which caught at me.
Here is part…
I also passed a sad little milestone this week: for the first time, one of the rosaries I’ve made has been laid to rest. I made this one a couple of years ago for a friend’s elderly mother. By special request it was rose quartz (her favorite color) with mother-of-pearl markers, the Virgin Mary with roses, and a cross with shamrocks. My friend’s mother died this past week, and it was buried with her. I hope it brought some comfort to her and to her family.
Here is the one I made for her:
Perhaps hundreds of years from now, when the world has changed completely and these electrons are all dust, some archaeologist will see these beads and be touched by the thought that they brought someone a sense of peace.