Upcycled Catholic rosary 'The Aurora Borealis' - recycled beads, AB Paters, vintage cross with glitter glass, heart center, handmade


Shipping to United States: Free

Upcycled Catholic rosary 'The Aurora Borealis' - recycled beads, Aurora Borealis Paters, vintage cross with glitter glass and a heart center - free pouch

I took a vintage Lisner faux pearl and chain necklace and removed the shredding white tops to expose the glass beads below and married them with vintage ab crystal beads for the Our Father beads, using the vintage chain. A vintage cross with a glitter glass center and a gold tone heart centerpiece round out the rosary. All vintage will carry the patina of age.

The cross is 1" (2.5 cm) in length and the center measures 1/4" (.6 cm) X 1/4" (.6 cm) . This rosary is smaller than most of my standard ones, the Ave beads are 4mm beads. The smaller pouches would probably be a better choice.

There is an add on listing to put an initial or initials, with beads to match the rosary, on the centerpiece. The listing is here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/210436310/personalize-your-rosary-with-matching?ref=shop_home_active_18

Generally I make the rosary as a whole concept but crosses and centerpieces can be changed when possible. Please convo me about your preferences. I also have chalice centers in Antiqued bronze brass, gold plate and silver plate finishes. Great for First Communion.

Please look at the last photo to see available pouch and charms. Note that the white and blue ones have a rosary in them to give a sense of fit. Every rosary comes with a pouch, a lobster clasp for attaching it somewhere (inside purse?) and one charm to personalize it. The initial charm can be incorporated into the actual rosary, if desired.

Please pick your colors and charm and let me know which. There is a space in the order for leaving a message. If you miss it, just message me or call me at 724-537-9618


Choices for bags are white satin, red velvet or black velvet in the larger ones and black or blue in the smaller.

The charms include:
• mother of pearl hearts in pink, blue and white
• metal hearts (I choose which one)
• initial alphabet blocks strung with beads (you choose a color)
• religious book locket
• unakite cross

The lobster clasp choices are:
• plain gold or silver plated
• bronze with flowers
• silver with heart
• silver with 4 leaf clover.

1. All rosaries are packed in a gift box.

2. No jump rings are used. Split rings are used for connecting all medals and crosses; this ensures a stronger hold on these most pulled areas.

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4. Now with free shipping in the United States. If you are out of the country and your package is small enough to lower shipping, I will refund any difference over $1.00, after insurance.

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8. Gift-wrapping and drop shipping available. Contact owner.

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Payment is expected at time of purchase. We accept Paypal and Etsy direct payment.

Shipping from United States

If you are out of country and your package is small enough to lower shipping, I will refund any difference over $1.00, after insurance. I generally ship USPS first class unless there is a request for different. I am willing to work with the customer. Insurance in the states is available for an extra charge. I ship within 1 to 2 business days. International buyers are responsible for any Custom fees.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase

I don't accept exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

All refunds of items not as advertised (not sterling silver etc) are guaranteed within 14 days of purchase. The shop must be contacted about the return.

These are vintage items and as such should not be expected to be in brand new condition. Any refunds other than not as advertised, within 14 days, will be subject to a 25% restocking fee and return shipping will be the buyer's responsibility. Returned items must not have been worn, worked on or altered.


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