Original Holy Cards, Catholic Jewelry, and Chaplets

Rochester, Michigan | 5270 Sales


Original Holy Cards, Catholic Jewelry, and Chaplets

Rochester, Michigan 5270 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Featured Artist in Catholic Digest's 2017 Christmas Gift Guide, 2016 Easter Gift Guide, 2014 Fave Five and 2013 Holiday Gift Guide


Last updated on Dec 29, 2017

Featured Artist in Catholic Digest's 2017 Christmas Gift Guide, 2016 Easter Gift Guide, 2014 Fave Five and 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Elise Faurote

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Sometimes I like them so well it's hard to part with them, especially when I have a hard to find unique medal such as this vintage St. Patrick. All materials that compose this one of a kind gem is vintage.
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Not Your Typical Catholic Wares

The Society of Saints was founded more by happy accident than a purpose-filled business plan.

A few years back, I was racking my brain trying to find a Christmas gift for my mom. Her typical response is for us not to buy her any more "stuff", however I had on hand a few of my grandmother's old costume jewelry pieces. Knowing that none of us would wear them, I dissembled the necklaces and created for her a rosary. The idea was it would bring her happy thoughts about her own mother whenever she held it to pray. Well she loved it, and double bonus, I enjoyed making it. So much so I kept going and made a few more with other vintage necklaces I had collected. I love the tactile feeling of old beads, their uniqueness, and their look of days past. Plus all the history vintage beads bring to an already heavily loaded item such as a rosary. I think it was at that point when I officially caught the bead bug. l search flea markets, estate sales, farmers markets, rummage sales, and the like, for vintage beads to repurpose into chaplets, rosaries, and Catholic inspired jewelry. I will also incorporate antique religious medals and crucifixes when I am lucky enough to find them during my hunts.

As much as I enjoy creating 3 dimensional items I am still an illustrator and painter at heart, and I missed that form of creativity. I decided to expand my offerings to religious art and it was an easy decision since I have an affinity towards, and collect, antique prayer cards. I find them quite fascinating, tiny little works of art that people can carry around with them anywhere for reflection and enjoyment. To me, the cards printed today have lost their appeal and uniqueness due to mass-production and overuse of generic-looking imagery. Therefore, it was a no brainer that I would to create my own. I thought there might be an audience that would, like me, enjoy a newer variety of prayer cards that have an updated and modern illustrative style.

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  • Elise Faurote

    Owner, Head Custodian And Chief Pencil Sharpener

    Received BFA in Painting from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.

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Last updated on July 22, 2018
May I recommend taking a moment to grab a beverage so that we can get through this somewhat dry, yet highly informative, information together.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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Unhappy? Goodness, we certainly can't have that. I will do my best to correct any problems, on a case by case basis. In the unfortunate event that something goes awry email or convo me right away. I want you to be truly happy with your purchase and will work with you to try to resolve any problem. Please note that any problems need to be brought to my attention within 7 days of receipt of item, after that time no refunds will be given.
I accept all forms of payment.
Prompt payment is always appreciated with a big happy smile. After 24 hours a reminder email will be sent with pursed confused eyebrows. If no payment is received after 48 hours the order will be canceled with a deflated sad frown.

Attention Michigan customers... I regret to inform I must collect 6% sales tax.
Items will be shipped out within 3 days of receipt of payment.

All prayer cards and inexpensive items are sent through USPS First Class Mail. For items such as rosaries or jewelry over $20 in cost, I will send via Priority Mail with delivery confirmation. Orders outside of the United States ship First Class Mail. An email will be sent when the item is shipped.

Speaking of shipping orders outside the United States, please expect a number of weeks to pass before delivery occurs. International buyers are responsible for any taxes, duties, tariffs, or any other type of costs that my be incurred at time of delivery.

I will ship to the address specified on your Etsy order. To avoid head scratching confusion please make sure that Etsy and PayPal address match. Unless, of course, your order is a gift purposely being sent to a different location.

Speaking of gifts, if the item is a gift please notify me at the time of purchase in which case I will include a card. Gift-wrapping is also available on request, because who doesn't get a bit excited when when the word "gift" is mentioned. Well, I do anyway.

Need it fast? Please tell me when you make your purchase and I will be happy to FedEx. An additional PayPal invoice will be sent to you with the upgraded shipping expense.

If the item is lost or stolen in shipping, we'll certainly figure out how to right the situation.
Additional policies and FAQs
Common Sense Disclaimer - Please, please remember when buying a rosary that they are not intended to be handled by children. Due to the small parts used in construction, never give to a baby or small child. In addition, I always do my best to try to use lead free materials. However, in using vintage beads and findings there is a possibility that they could contain trace amounts of lead. In purchasing any of my items you are acknowledging this disclaimer.