My husband and I are involved in our parish’s marriage ministry and we were so pleased to be hosting an event with the Carroll College football coach and his wife. As a thank you gift for their time and witness, I made these special Carroll College keepsake rosaries for them. The full rosary for him and the single decade rosary bracelet for her.
Purple and gold are the Carroll colors and St. Charles Borromeo is their patron saint. The full rosary (first three pictures) has a Sacred Heart centerpiece, St. Benedict crucifix and a St. Charles Borromeo medal. The rosary bracelet (4th picture) is made with a sterling silver toggle clasp, Miraculous Medal and 2-sided crucifix.
May God bless the Van Diests for spending time and sharing their experience with us.
Carroll College Custom Keepsake Rosary
This special keepsake rosary is made with dyed purple stone beads for the Aves and Goldstone for the Paters. Each Pater is accented by Trinity spacing, representing The Most Holy Trinity.
Close up of the Sacred Heart centerpiece.
(Oxidized silver and cast in Italy)
Close up of the St. Benedict Crucifix and St.Charles Borromeo medal.
(Both are oxidized silver and cast in Italy)
Carroll College Keepsake Single Decade Rosary Bracelet
This beautiful one-of-a-kind keepsake is made with dyed purple stone beads for the Aves and a Goldstone bead for the Pater accented with pewter daisies and gold Swarovski crystals. Each Ave is spaced with Trinity spacing, representing The Most Holy Trinity. The second of these beads is a gold Czech glass seed bead, representing Christ and the importance of keeping Him at the center of our lives. All silver beads are sterling silver as well as is the toggle clasp. The Miraculous Medal and 2-sided crucifix are oxidized silver and cast in Italy.
This picture shows 2 backpack/purse rosaries custom made for students on their way to Carroll College in the Fall. I chose the St. Benedict crucifix and Miraculous Medal to hang from the end loop. The rosary on the left is for a young man and the one on the right for a young woman (it has a more feminine look to it with the gold Swarovski crystals and pewter daisies accenting the Our Father bead).