TheSocietyofSaints

Original Holy Cards, Catholic Jewelry, and Chaplets

Rochester, Michigan

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Note from shop owner I am currently away from my studio taking some time off to rub my dog's belly, sleep late (hah, I have kids so no I'm not) and drink tea. Honestly I am actually trying to figure out how to streamline production so that I may offer more items with a quicker turn around time for you. Plus design fresh new inventory as well. For updates please follow me on Instagram @the_society_of_saints

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 14, 2020

I am currently away from my studio taking some time off to rub my dog's belly, sleep late (hah, I have kids so no I'm not) and drink tea. Honestly I am actually trying to figure out how to streamline production so that I may offer more items with a quicker turn around time for you. Plus design fresh new inventory as well. For updates please follow me on Instagram @the_society_of_saints

Elise Faurote

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About TheSocietyofSaints

Sales 7,747
On Etsy since 2009

Not Your Typical Catholic Wares

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

10 years ago, 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. She loved it, and bonus, I enjoyed making it. 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. l search flea markets, estate sales, farmers markets, rummage sales, for old costume jewelry to repurpose, as well as, medals and crucifixes to make into chaplets, rosaries, and Catholic inspired jewelry.

And as much as I enjoy creating hand crafted items I am still an illustrator and painter at heart, and I find vintage prayer cards quite fascinating. Tiny works of art which 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 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, unfussy, and modern illustrative style.


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Shop members

  • Elise Faurote

    Owner, Head Custodian And Chief Pencil Sharpener

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

Shop policies

Last updated on January 17, 2019
May I recommend taking a moment to grab a beverage so that we can get through this somewhat dry, yet highly informative, information together.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
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
  • Digital downloads
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
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.
Payment
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.
Shipping
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 possibly 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.