GardenPathRosaries

Handmade Brass Artisan Rosaries

Charleston, South Carolina | 206 Sales

GardenPathRosaries

Handmade Brass Artisan Rosaries

Charleston, South Carolina 206 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(65)

Announcement   Extraordinary brass artisan rosaries handcrafted for contemplating, praying and displaying. All items are handmade from nonplated brass, semi precious gemstones, art glass and fine crystal beads.

Gold prices have risen extensively, and raw brass is a great look for those who are wanting an affordable alternative to 14 karat gold.


My Operating Hours: Are Monday through Saturday
*Closed Sunday

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 15, 2018

Extraordinary brass artisan rosaries handcrafted for contemplating, praying and displaying. All items are handmade from nonplated brass, semi precious gemstones, art glass and fine crystal beads.

Gold prices have risen extensively, and raw brass is a great look for those who are wanting an affordable alternative to 14 karat gold.


My Operating Hours: Are Monday through Saturday
*Closed Sunday

Garden Path Rosaries

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Garden Path Rosaries

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About

Inspired by my own prayer life and the search for God in every aspect of my life

I began creating artisan rosaries and chaplets as a source of enhancing prayer beyond the rosary itself. Fulfilling those needs, the rosary became also a remembrance of the spiritual journey and specifically the present relationship and calling with Christ, His work, Our Lady, the Saints and their significance in my daily life. After having beads that gave personal meaning to my prayer life, I found myself going deeper into meditation with the very symbols the beads represented. In short, looking at the beads themselves were a source of contemplation for me. I felt like others could benefit too, so I opened the shop with reasonably priced rosaries inspired with contemplative designs just for you! Hope you enjoy praying them as much as I do!

ABOUT MY BRASS ROSARY PARTS: These parts www.etsy.com/shop/TheBrassHeavens are solid untreated raw brass. They are a type of yellow brass known as "red brass" because of their high copper to zinc ratio. Sometimes they are referred to as nu-brass, low brass and or Midas Gold. They are highly polished to a bright brilliance with modern techniques and machinery. These brass rosary parts look just like gold. The benefit for you is as these pieces patina over time to a warm gold, they can be brought back to their original color and luster with a microfiber polishing cloth and metal wax ( I ONLY recommend Collinite no.850 Metal Wax brand) or be left to oxidize and patina for a more vintage look. Gold prices have risen extensively over the years. This is a way to get the gold look without the expense. And I am happy to be the first to offer you these new pieces!

ABOUT MY ARTISAN DESIGN STYLE: The handmade rosary and chaplet designs of this shop are contemplative in nature. Keeping devotion in mind, Garden Path Rosaries carefully chooses each component to aid you in your spiritual journey like walking along a garden path deep in prayerful thought and meditation.

ABOUT THE MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION OF MY ROSARIES:
I only use the strongest 49 strand cable wire marketed as professional beading wire. I also use raw brass wire guardians at my connections to further protect from friction and eliminate any fraying on the cable wire where it joins to the crucifix and rosary center. I double use solid raw brass crimps that are very soft and do not harm or cause stress on the wire. My solid brass jump rings are hand made in the US and are cut in such a way that they "click and join" when brushed together at closing. I temper these jump rings after closing which actually further strengthens and hardens them. I use these for free movement as they take away the stress of movement that otherwise would be channeled to the crimps. I wear a rosary (did it before it became stylish) to keep the Blessed Virgin Mary close to my heart. I sleep with it around my neck. It is like my scapular; I will never allow it to part from me. It has these same jump rings and they have never failed. Ditto for the rosaries that I pray. I refuse to make a rosary that cannot be used for pray or devotion.

WHAT IS PROTECTACLEAR COATING by EVERBRITE?
Protectaclear is a crystal clear professional top coating by Everbrite. It is very tough and used by professionals to coat outdoor buildings, brass fixtures, furniture, and jewelery.

ABOUT MY HEIRLOOM ROSARIES: I do not use any base metal plated parts or silver tone, bronze tone or gold tone finishes anywhere on my heirloom rosaries. There are no finishes to be worn off from daily use on bead caps, crimps, spacers etc. The metal parts are all brass (as most of my rosaries are). The beads used for these rosaries are ALWAYS high end and are usually made from a high grade gemstone, expensive art glass, Swarovski© crystal or genuine vintage finds.

ABOUT GEMSTONE BEAD GRADING:
AAA - Completey Transparent but may include very slight inclusions or impurities upon closer inspection; Consistent coloring where applicable; uniform size
AA - Translucent but may include very slight inclusions or impurities upon closer inspection; Consistent coloring where applicable; uniform size
A - Completely Opaque without fissure layers; Consistent patterns and coloring; uniform size
B - Opaque or opaque and crystalline mix or translucent or translucent mix will have inclusions and impurities; Non consistent patterns and coloring; sizing is consistent but not uniform
C - Opaque with rough spots, fissures, inconsistent color patterns; noticeable nonuniform sizing - usually not suited for rosary making, must be carefully inspected.

CLEANING YOUR ROSARY: I recommend Collinite No. 850 Metal Wax for my yellow brass rosary crucifixes and centers only! For antique jewelers brass and cast bronze I recommend mild soap and water.

MY HOURS OF OPERATION: Are Monday through Saturday.
*Closed from 9pm Saturday and All Day Sunday; Therefore my listings will not appear in Etsy searches during those hours.

Thank you for being such loyal and supportive customers!

God Bless,
Mary
Proprietor of Garden Path Rosaries

Please visit Garden Path Rosaries on Facebook to see all the beautifully created designs at: https://www.facebook.com/gardenpathrosaries

You can view all my rosaries past and present, see the process, inspiration boards and other rosaries not listed in the shop, by visiting the Pinterest boards here: https://www.pinterest.com/GrdnPathRosries/

To view my other Etsy shop of solid brass rosary parts and supplies, please visit: www.etsy.com/shop/TheBrassHeavens

Shop members

  • Mary

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    That's me! My design skills began in the florist industry, way back when - much of it learned in trade school in the late 1970's. The elements of good design never change - form, function, balance, scale, color, texture, & focal point.

  • Drame Big

    2nd Opinion Advisor

    Drame Big (not her real name, just her character!) has a great eye for design and color. She is my go to person when I am having difficulty finalizing a design decision, especially when it comes down to two choices! I value her artistic input.

  • Sophie

    In-ssistant

    An assistant, not! But insistent? Yes! My sidekick! ♥ Where I am, she follows and naps. She's very talkative too!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 15, 2018
Welcome to the Garden Path!
Handcrafted Rosaries and Chaplets with Contemplative Designs.

Garden Path Rosaries™ carefully chooses every component to aid you in your prayer and meditation as if walking along a garden path forgetful of time and space, deeply imbued with thoughts of the Triune God, His Angels and His Saints.

Quality Rosaries for Praying and Displaying!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Garden Path Rosaries™ takes great care and time designing and creating rosaries and chaplets of the highest quality materials. Because these are one of a kind handmade artisan rosaries and chaplets, no returns, exchanges or refunds will be given. Your order is shipped insured with tracking to cover the transit. Feel free to contact me if something arises that needs immediate attention. I will gladly assist you in any way I can. I look forward to serving you!
Payment
• See above the accepted payments through Etsy's secure payment system.

• When using mobile devices, especially if you have multiple items from different shops that you do not want to purchase at once, make sure at final checkout you switch from "mobile view" to "standard" at the bottom of the web page. This allows you the ability to purchase from each shop individually using the "Checkout from this shop only" button. Consistently, this feature is not available on mobile view throughout Etsy, only on Desktop or Standard View.

• Also, this is very important when using PayPal on Etsy, You MUST click PayPal to the right of your purchase BEFORE selecting "Checkout from this shop only."
Otherwise, PayPal will be grayed out and you will not be able to select it at all. It will automatically default to a credit card form of payment.

** For CUSTOM ORDERS a $25.00 non refundable down payment is due before proceeding with your special order. This enables me to source your custom beads and materials.
Shipping
All items are shipped insured with tracking either *USPS First Class or Priority Mail. All rosaries and chaplets are shipped in an individual gift box to protect them during shipment. International orders can also be shipped USPS First Class International or Priority Mail International with tracking and insurance included.

For International orders, Garden Path Rosaries™ will not be responsible for damages, losses and or additional charges incurred while in transit including but not limited to: International customs charges, tariffs, VAT (value added tax), postal pick-up charges etc. or be responsible for shipments once they leave the US. The US post office mainly tracks and insures items in the continental US. If you need assistance with an international order you can contact me via the Contact Shop Owner button.

If you do not see your country listed when ordering, contact me by clicking the Contact Shop Owner button, because I may be able to ship to your country.

*Unfortunately Collinite No.850 Wax can only be shipped within the US through USPS Ground class.
Additional policies and FAQs
Extraordinary brass artisan rosaries handcrafted for contemplating, praying and displaying. All items are handmade from nonplated brass, semi precious gemstones, art glass and fine crystal beads.

I take great care in making and branding my product. Therefore, this shop, its name as stated i.e. Garden Path Rosaries™ or Garden Path Rosaries and Chaplet Designs™, its Etsy Title: GardenPathRosaries™, as well as its intellectual property, and its ideas artistically expressed are trademarked and copyrighted under US Copyright and Trademark Laws. All rights reserved whether expressed or otherwise.

"Intellectual property law deals with the rules for securing and enforcing legal rights to inventions, designs, and artistic works. Just as the law protects ownership of personal property and real estate, so too does it protect the exclusive control of intangible assets. The purpose of these laws is to give an incentive for people to develop creative works that benefit society, by ensuring they can profit from their works without fear of misappropriation by others."

"Copyrights apply to writings, music, motion pictures, architecture, and other original intellectual and ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS. Protection is available for theories and or ideas when captured in a fixed medium."

"THE ACT OF CREATION ITSELF PRODUCES A COPYRIGHT and unpublished works are still protected."

"Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress express authority to grant authors and inventors exclusive rights to their creations. Section 8 also gives Congress the power to regulate interstate and foreign commerce, providing further support for its right to legislate in this area. Intellectual property laws passed by Congress are administered by two government agencies, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Copyright Office."

"Infringement refers to the unauthorized use of intellectual property. To protect against infringement, owners should take steps to put the world on notice that their rights exist. Providing notice helps deter infringement by making the owner’s rights more visible to those who might inadvertently violate them. It also triggers additional legal benefits, and puts the owner in a better position to prosecute an infringement in court, if that becomes necessary." ~HG.org Law Associates

More information

Last updated on Feb 17, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift Box and Ribbon are free! Select your ribbon color at Checkout.

Custom and personalized orders

Yes! I will do a custom order. But before we begin, a non refundable $25.00 down payment is due upon request. This allows me to source your special beads and materials. After your custom order is completed you will be responsible for the balance due.

What is Protectaclear® by Everbrite?

This is a professional clear coat that can be applied to your rosary crucifix, center, and medal. It's available at checkout. **Please allow 2 extra processing days if applied.

Care instructions

Do NOT use any polish or wax on your Protectaclear® finish!!! Wipe with a damp cloth only when necessary.

Raw brass needs to be polished with Collinite No. 850. A coat of Renaissance Wax® (found online) can be applied afterward to prolong the need for polishing. This is what I use.

Bronze and Antique Brass can be wiped with a damp cloth when necessary.