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Featured Artist in Catholic Digest's 2016 Easter Gift Guide, 2014 Fave Five and 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
Lynn Schrott on Oct 13, 2016
lovely picture and the prayer is so comforting as we think about our pets. We just lost our dog and this has been a comfort. I have a few set aside for friends who might need the comfort too someday.
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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Owner, Head Custodian And Chief Pencil Sharpener
Received BFA in Painting 94′ from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.
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.