Man's Christian Rosary, St Benedict Cross
Here is a handmade set of Anglican rosary prayer beads (also known as the Christian rosary) in natural brecciated jasper gemstone beads, featuring a Saint Benedict Cross. An ideal man's rosary, it is well constructed for rugged hands and will last for many years of prayer.
I've used 8mm round brecciated jasper beads for the seven week prayer beads, and 10mm jasper rounds for the cruciform and invitatory beads. Each bead is linked by hand with silver rosary wire, and I've wire-wrapped the larger beads to give extra strength where needed.
The rosary begins and ends with a nicely detailed Saint Benedict cross which shows St Benedict's ward (prayer of protection) behind the body of Christ, and an image of the saint himself on the obverse side. Made in nickle and lead free pewter, the cross has black enamel inlay on the arms and has a satin polished finish.
Length from center back to end of cross: 33cm (13")
Cross: 5cm (2")
This rosary has a nice, solid feel to it and is smooth through the hands. It comes in a handmade (by me) lined cotton pouch to keep it in along with a pamphlet about the Anglican rosary.