I am currently in the process of adding more beads into the store for rosary and jewelry makers to use on their own special projects. Currently, I only have a few Czech glass colors (purples) and color-changing mood beads listed, but there will be many more as time goes on. It will take a while for me to get every color added, but if you are looking for something in particular, please let me know and I would be happy to check for you. Click the image below to come by and take a peek at what’s new!!
I finally have my 6mm round, luster transparent amethyst beads back in stock!! They had been on back-order for a while now. Currently they are listed in the Custom Rosary section as an option for those purchasing a custom rosary, but in the near future I’ll add them to the loose bead section as well!!
Update: Since this was posted, the store has adopted a new responsive HTML5 format. If necessary I will update this in the future, but for now it’s obsolete. 🙂
Hey everyone!! I just wanted to take a few minutes to talk about a rosary part issue that’s been popping up more frequently lately. Most of the time I believe it’s purely accidental. I mean, we’ve all been there right? Super busy, without a lot of spare time on our hands. Sometimes it’s just easier and faster to shop by looking at pictures instead of reading item descriptions. I know these types of situations are perfectly innocent, but sometimes this type of thing has happened for less innocent reasons.
About a month or so ago I had someone deliberately trying to bully me into giving them parts either below wholesale cost or for free. I wish I could say this was the first time, but unfortunately it has happened before. These types of buyers purchase with the intention of taking advantage without any remorse or regret, which is strange when coming from people making prayer beads. Honestly, it’s a horrible position to be in which is why I decided to take some time and explain in more detail the way the shop is set up when it comes to rosary parts. Hopefully this will help clarify things by showing everyone exactly what to look for.
As most of you know, my shop has rosary parts in two different locations: those for individual sale and those for use with Custom Rosary orders. Individual parts are listed under the category heading “Individual Rosary Parts” while those used for my custom rosaries are under the “Custom Rosaries” heading. Normally the cost for parts in the custom section is lower than the cost of individual rosary parts, for a reason. When a customer purchases a custom rosary the “base price” includes the cost of the beads, basic wire & chain, along with some basic centerpiece and crucifix choices which is why many of the part choices (in the custom rosary sections) are free. Their cost is already included in the base. The more expensive, upgraded parts will have an additional cost to make up the difference, which is why they are cheaper than when listed individually.
OK, let’s start with the Custom Rosary category pages since those areas seem to be the most confusing for people.
The simplest way to see if the parts you are looking at are for custom rosaries is to look for the words Custom in the item titles, and “not for individual sale” in the item and category descriptions. For example, the first screenshot below shows the main Custom Rosary category page. This page offers links to bead and part options for Speziale custom rosary customers. You will see the words Custom (next to the titles) and the words “not for individual sale” in the category description. You can click on all of the images below to see larger versions with more detail. The highlighted sections point out what to look for while shopping.
This next screenshot shows the Custom: Rosary Centers page. All of the subsections of the Custom Rosary Category are set up the same way including the words Custom and “not for individual sale” spread throughout. But also notice how the parts are listed/grouped by theme (not individually), which makes it easier for custom rosary customers to find what they need.
This next screenshot shows what an the rosary part listings look like in my Custom Rosary section. Rosary parts for custom rosaries are always pictured/listed in themed groups instead of individually. Like before, you will also see the words Custom and “not for individual sale” in several places (i.e. beneath photo title, in the photo caption, and in the description for the items). See the highlighted sections below for more detail.
Now, let’s take a look at the areas of the store where rosary makers and crafters can purchase rosary parts for their own very special creations! The 1st screenshot below is of my “Individual Rosary Parts” category page. You can see where the parts are categorized according to type (i.e. crucifixes, centers, sets). Even though it is similar to the custom section, you won’t find the word “Custom” anywhere on this page.
This next screenshot shows what the individual part sections look like (for this purpose I just used the rosary center category page, but the layout is the same for crucifixes and sets). You will notice that the parts in each section are listed individually, not according to theme or groups. Another thing to notice is the item title. You don’t see the word “custom” here either, just the name for each part including a rough size for that part. OK?
This final screenshot shows you what an individual rosary part listing looks like. Notice the product name (including size), the item photo (single image), and the words “priced per crucifix” in the item description. Sometimes, quantity discounts are even available!!
Does that make sense? So in short, if you are looking at something that mentions the word “custom” and doesn’t say “priced per center/crucifix/set” then you are in the Custom Rosary section which means those parts are “not for individual sale”.
I hope this will help clarify things a little bit more. Remember to click on the screenshots so you can see the details better. And remember if you every have any questions about ordering parts, please let me know. I’m here to help!!
Good News!! My breast cancer rosary part set is now back in stock!! I have enough for individual sale as well as a few for custom rosaries in both the silver plate and sterling silver finish. The back of the crucifix says “pray for a cure” and the back of the rosary centerpiece says “remember”. Click here for more details on the symbolism behind my breast cancer rosary parts.
I have just listed the last in a series of earrings made using my own Speziale Guardian Angel Awareness Ribbon charms. Once these earrings are gone there won’t be anymore, so now is the time to buy. 🙂
There are 2 pairs with surgical steel posts and 2 pairs with sterling silver French hooks. The hooks allow the charms to hang lower than the posts, but both options are a great way to raise awareness for these awesome causes. For now they are listed in my Etsy store, but if you want to buy them from my online store, please let me know and I can create a special listing for you.
**50% of the profit from the sale of these items will go toward research for a cure!!**
My cancer rosaries are dedicated to friends and family members who have passed from various forms of this scary disease. They are a small gesture to help those who are going through, or have recently been through, the trauma of Cancer. At a time when they need to heal, find strength, and process through their grief. To read about the symbolism behind my custom cancer rosaries click here for Breast Cancer and click here for All Other Cancers.
It is not uncommon for those with a severe illness to lose their support systems. Sometimes family and friends aren’t strong enough to cope with the challenges and sacrifices involved in being there for someone who is very sick. It’s just too difficult for them to watch someone they deeply care about suffer so much.
I’m hoping my rosaries will be a source of comfort and support for ALL cancer victims (including those who feel completely helpless while their loved one either struggles for their life or loses the battle). They are also a gentle reminder to those who have survived to thank God every day for the gift of life and continue to pray for a cure.
The important thing to remember is praying for cancer victims, their families and friends is not enough. We also need to pray for those involved in cancer research, like the drug companies, doctors, scientists, etc. Sometimes their focus strays and their priorities shift to financial gain instead of finding life saving and affordable treatment options.
This beautiful custom Speziale Special Intention Rosary was made for a very special woman. We used Czech glass beads throughout. The Aves are a mix of luster transparent amethyst and pink. The Paters are round crackled clear glass topped with silver plate rondelles. We chose my open floral miraculous medal paired with my new leafy crucifix. The bright finish on the parts looks great with the bright finish of the 20 gauge silver-filled wire and 20g sterling round link chain. All the pieces work together to create a very sweet, very girly, one-of-a-kind rosary.
Do you want to create your own Special Intention Rosary. Come by and visit my store to see all of the options available. 🙂
This is the 3rd in my new line of Special Intention Rosaries. It was made using a mix of Riverstone, African Map Jasper and Clear Quartz beads. The faceted clear quartz stone adds a little bit of interest to the beautiful, soft ivory color of the Riverstone. The Paters are cubed African Map Jasper beads capped with AB Clear Czech glass flower bead caps. The Italian silver plate center and crucifix combo are paired with my thicker 20 gauge silver plate wire and 20 gauge sterling silver chain to accent the bright finish on the center and crucifix. For those who believe in the healing properties of stone, Riverstone is said to give strength and energy to those who are working toward change in their lives. African Map Jasper is said to help with relaxation, and grounding. Personally, I love both of these stones because of their unique, earthy beauty. Click on the image below to take a closer look at this beautiful rosary.