kristanscross

Rosaries, Prayer Beads & Jewelry

Columbus, Ohio · 133 Sales

kristanscross

Rosaries, Prayer Beads & Jewelry

Columbus, Ohio 133 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(42)

Announcement   Welcome to my small shop. Enjoy!

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Last updated on Aug 19, 2016

Welcome to my small shop. Enjoy!

Kristan Payne

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Kristan Payne

R004 Traditional Catholic Wood Rosary
R004 Traditional Catholic Wood Rosary
$24.50
R002 Traditional Catholic Wood Rosary
R002 Traditional Catholic Wood Rosary
$24.50
R006 Gemstone Rosary Traditional Catholic
R006 Gemstone Rosary Traditional Catholic
$24.50
R011 Green Glass Rosary Traditional Catholic
R011 Green Glass Rosary Traditional Catholic
$22.50
R005 Traditional Catholic Wood Rosary
R005 Traditional Catholic Wood Rosary
$24.50
R009 Brown Glass Traditional Rosary
R009 Brown Glass Traditional Rosary
$24.50
R001 Catholic Rosary- Purple Aventurine Gemstone
R001 Catholic Rosary- Purple Aventurine Gemstone
$24.50
R024 Blue Glass Catholic Rosary Prayer Beads
R024 Blue Glass Catholic Rosary Prayer Beads
$22.50
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(42)
fm8481

fm8481 on Oct 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Ive fallen asleep holding this rosary each night. Not only is it beautiful it is comforting to hold. The silver work and stones are stunning. You are very talented, I'm grateful. Sincerely, Frances

donnalouisehopper

donnalouisehopper on Jul 6, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Color wasn't as I expected.

quilt938

quilt938 on Jun 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful protestant prayer beads! thank you!

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About

From Making One Small Cross- My Calling is Found!

In the fall of 2005, my sons and I were shopping for a cornucopia for our Thanksgiving dinner. While at Michaels, I found a kit to make a small cross ornament with beads and wire. I was quickly hooked. Several years earlier I bought a bunch of beads at a garage sale but never had been inspired to use them. Now I was. I made hundreds of crosses that first winter and spring. What to do with all of them?

I signed up for my first craft show and my craft grew from there. Customers loved them but asked about lanyards, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. So, I learned to make jewelry. At a show at a Catholic school, a girl asked if I could make rosaries. Why not? So, I learned about prayer beads and rosaries.

In the beginning my two older sons loved coming to the shows with me. They helped set up, sell and tear down. Without them I would never have had the courage to display my creations and listen to the critiques.

Craft shows were also the next step in my "treatment plan" for my son's autism. It provided an excellent opportunity for him to learn about the value of money and practice social interactions. The first few shows were rough on his brother. Nate is acutely embarrassed by Gabe's social awkwardness. Now most people don't realize he has autism. And Gabe has learned the value of money. I do not worry about him being swindled or wasting his money on frivolous things.

Now my older sons are in high school and busy with sports. I promised them last year to curtail my craft shows and flea markets. They no longer had time or desire to spend all weekend at a show. I quickly decided I didn't want to miss all their games, matches and meets. Now we will put our time into Etsy.com and a few stores which carry my creations.

If someone had told me I would be a crafter, jewelry designer and vendor, I would have laughed at them and told them they were crazy. I have always been a very shy person who doesn't like crowds. For my sons, I overcame my shyness. I still don't like crowds and would much rather be by myself or with my family.

Shop members

  • Kristan Payne

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a bead and wire artisan. I started making crosses and expanded in response to customer requests to rosaries and jewelry. I hope you love my creations. May they bring you joy and peace. Through my art, I focus my life of God.

  • Nate, Gabe Caleb Payne

    Maker

    These boys are my inspiration and tireless workers when needed. The oldest two are now grown and away at college. My youngest now helps me.

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