Every now and then a story comes across our desk here at mwbh, one that is a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit.
Mary is from a small town in central New Hampshire. Recovering from cancer-related surgery, and more or less tied to the house, she supplements her meager income through the production of hand-made rosaries and chaplets. Notice I didn't say "home-made," because her products have that quality of craftsmanship that enables years of use, whether for personal devotion, or as a special gift for First Communion or graduation. From plastic beads to semi-precious stones and everything in between, whether on chain links, corded, flex wire or wire wrapped, everything she sells is prayerfully assembled with careful and strong link locking construction, to assure you of a durable and lasting product with which you will be most pleased.
Mary's rosaries come standard with a traditional Crucifix and matching Marian center piece. If you would prefer Saint Benedict, or a specific Marian center, please email to inquire what is available. General stock includes: Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Grace, Saint Therese, Saint Patrick and several others.
Special orders can be arranged. Perhaps you would require something special, such as cloissoné, lampwork, foil, metal, or millefiori beads. Contact her by email and she will work with you to meet your needs. If it requires special construction, barring special orders, the turn-around time is generally within 24 to 48 hours, including shipping and handling.
Mary also makes very stunning jewelry, including bracelets and necklaces. I recently heard from a very satisfied customer, who gave her daughter a matching set for graduation, made with genuine Swarvoski Crystal, and the price was reasonable.
This dedicated craftswoman gives ten percent of her proceeds to the Seraphic Mass Association for the missions in Puerto Rico and Papua New Guinea, as well as other missionaries in developing countries. An additional ten percent goes to a very worthy parish here in the States, one with a story of its own, a story you'll be hearing about tomorrow. But for now, you can go to ...
... to see what Mary has to offer. Her banner will be featured at the top of the blue sidebar here at mwbh through the end of Holy Week.