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Rosary pictures

beamjockey  asked for pictures and more details about the rosary made by Teresa Nielsen Hayden that xiphias  sent me:

Center piece: ammonite from Morocco; the “medal” attached is from the Sikhote-Alin meteorite

Paternosters: oblong fossil coral flanked by small oolitic cubes

Ave Marias:
fossilized agate-filled dinosaur bone
agatized Jurassic dinosaur coprolite
brown and ochre coquina shell hash (“elephant jasper”)
crinoid hash (fossil jasper or fossil marble)
fossil coral
stromatolitic or oolitic formations including
Australian tiger iron
Michigan “Mary Ellen” jasper
African Kambaba jasper
Chinese bamboo and peach blossom jasper

Here is the whole piece:

And here it sits just below our Moon Rock in our meteorite display case:



( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 26th, 2010 11:49 am (UTC)
very cool.
Sep. 26th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
So -- did you pray on it at least once?? What an amazingly creative gift!!
Sep. 26th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Re: gorgeous
I knew someone would ask... yes, I did, up in our chapel this afternoon, before locking it away in our display case. The beads have a lovely feel to them and really have to be seen close up to appreciate their beauty; the photos do not do them justice.
Sep. 26th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

I am nearly limp with egoboo.
Sep. 27th, 2010 12:16 pm (UTC)
I guess it's become one of those treasures of the Vatican you always hear people talking about.
Sep. 26th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
It's lovely. I especially like the San Damiano crucifix.
Sep. 27th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
Use it in good health.
Sep. 27th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
That is a splendid thing.

Sep. 27th, 2010 07:10 am (UTC)
I had the joy of seeing the rosary in person at the Boskone after TNH made it. It is, indeed a piece of uncommon beauty. I am indescribably happy to know that it made its way to you.
Sep. 27th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
I'm an acquaintance of xiphias and tnh. I am so pleased the rosary found an appreciative home, and I hope you don't mind if I friend you. You have an interesting blog.
Sep. 28th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
Teresa does beautiful beadwork, and this is a lovely example. It's wonderful that it is now in your special collection.
Nov. 15th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
How very cool.
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