Since returning from Venice I have been excited to make some beautiful focal beads that borrow Venetian glass making techniques. While glass beads are very heavy and quite fragile, not to mention expensive, my beads, handmade from polymer clay, are virtually unbreakable, very lightweight, and very reasonably priced.
I handmade this set of 3 oval beads from translucent and muted aqua clay, adding pink roses canework, green squiggles for texture, and layers of transparent clay with silver leaf for sparkle. Each handmade bead is unique and made one by one.
These beads were cured and given three coats of Diamond Varathane floor finish for a glass-like, durable shine (the top quality choice of polymer clay artists.) These beads are about 3/4" long (21 mm). Their holes will accept most beading wires and threads, but not ribbon or cord. These would look gorgeous with Swarovski rose or Pacific Opal crystal, and silver metals.
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I will make repairs for a repair fee plus the cost of materials, and I will tell you how much that will cost before you ship the item back to me for repairs, so you can decide if it's worth it to you. (YOU pay shipping to me for the repair, and also for the shipping to return the item to you.) Simple repairs, such as regluing a pin back can be done by you at home with super glue. (I wear my pins all the time and have never had one come off.)
Care of rosaries and chaplets: store in a protective container like a small leather or velvet bag, sturdy coin purse, or small tin box, especially if you carry them in your pocket, purse or backpack. Do not yank the rosary out of a purse or backpack by the cross or the beaded wire; it could break. Treat them as works of art; show them respect as artisan-made religious items. They will serve you well. For ages 16+.
Mezuzahs come without a scroll. Scrolls can be ordered from www.jewishsource.com.