Two rows of vintage rosary beads form the base of this design. The rosary parts are all salvaged from rosaries that were damaged beyond repair. Some of the beads are glass, others are dense high quality plastic. A cascade of Catholic saint medallions and rosary connectors decorate the layers. The medals are made of various base-metals, and are in a mix of colors ranging from darkly oxidized brass to aged silver and tarnished gold.
As all parts are vintage and antique, they do show signs of their age, especially on the beads and rosary connectors which are beautifully worn and distressed from decades of prayer. I feel that touches of wear and patina add beauty and authenticity to my designs.
The shorter strand measures 19". The longer strand drops to 28" and sits comfortably at mid-chest on an average sized woman. Necklace closes securely with a new brass lobster claw clasp and a 3" extender chain.
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