At our dedicated workshop, we transform the essence of special moments into exquisite rosaries, preserving memories in the form of intricately crafted beads. From weddings to funerals, our bespoke rose petal rosaries serve as cherished mementos, capturing the significance of life's most precious events.
Unveiling the Artistry
The Process Uniqueness
Unlike conventional methods, our approach goes beyond preservation; it ensures longevity. We meticulously chop and grind dried petals, integrating them with carefully chosen clay. Hand-rolling each bead to a perfect 8mm size, we then subject them to a firing process, guaranteeing durability. While ceramic clay was our initial choice, we now favor polymer clay for its extensive color palette and gentleness on rosary parts.
The Aesthetic Appeal
Polymer clay beads, our default choice, offer a plethora of colors, even in mesmerizing mixed and swirled patterns. The smooth texture showcases the rose petal particles within the clay, enhancing the visual allure. Alternatively, ceramic clay beads, available in pastels and terra cotta, provide a textured exterior for those who appreciate a classic touch.
Customization Made Easy
Utilize our innovative rosary design system or opt for the simplicity of our older design page. Whether ordering beads alone, custom rosary kits, or fully assembled rosaries, we offer flexibility to suit your preferences. Engrave your rose petal rosary crucifixes for that personal touch. Pricing starts at $0.50 per bead or $30 for a set of 60 beads, with custom rosaries beginning at $65 featuring silver-plated components.
Navigate our user-friendly online system or, if complexity arises, send your dried rose petals via mail along with detailed order specifications. We require a minimum of $25 for bead-making services for standalone orders or small chaplets like bracelets.
The Journey After Ordering
Sending Your Petals
Once your order is placed, dispatch your dried rose petals in a padded paper envelope to our address (found at the bottom of every web page). We need petals from at least one entire flower per rosary set. While we strive to use all provided roses, any extras are kept in case of unexpected mail mishaps.
Please allow a two-week window from receiving your rose petals for bead creation, extending to four weeks if a complete rosary is commissioned. Rest assured, our meticulous process ensures the preservation of your flowers within the beads.
Frequently Asked Questions
Preserving Your Flowers
It's ideal if the flowers arrive already dried, detached from the stem. Drying petals is simple—lay them on a tray in a low-heat oven or leave them in the sun for a few days.
Age and Freezing
The age of the flower doesn't matter, and frozen flowers are acceptable. However, thaw and dry them before shipping.
Mixing flowers from different events is common and adds a unique touch. We've combined petals from various occasions, from funerals to special places visited.
For optimal clay strength, we typically use petals from one average-sized rose per rosary. However, even a single petal is sufficient.
If our online system seems daunting, opt for the traditional method—mail us your flowers with detailed order notes. Specify rosary type, bead color, clay material, and any special requests.
Versatility in Materials
While our specialty is rose petal rosaries, we're not limited to roses. We've crafted rosaries using diverse flowers, even incorporating Notre Dame grass. If it can be ground and mixed with clay, we can work with it.
Customization Beyond Beads
Diversify your rosary by selecting different beads for Our Father segments. Mix pearls with rose petal beads for a truly unique creation.
The Role of Clay
Why clay, you ask? Long-lasting beads necessitate the strength and resilience that roses alone cannot provide. Organic-only beads are prone to damage from water, but our clay-infused beads withstand the test of time.
Beadcaps and Additional Features
Enhance your rosary with beadcaps on our 8mm beads. Personalize further by selecting metal parts, such as silver plate, gold plate, sterling, gold-filled, or 14k gold.
Our Distinctive Approach
While many skilled artisans craft heirloom rosaries, our method stands out. We were among the pioneers to blend roses with ceramic or polymer clay, offering durability and customization. With a guarantee for a lifetime, our lead time of around 4 weeks sets us apart from the competition.
For those inclined towards a hands-on approach, explore our reference booklet and catalog for organic bead-making recipes. Dive into the world of unusual rosaries with our diverse offerings.
Crafting memories into timeless rosaries is an art we've mastered, ensuring each piece tells a unique story. Choose us to encapsulate your special moments in the enduring beauty of rose petal rosaries.