Saturday, November 1, 2014

Auntie Nancy's Rosary.

Memories turned tangible. Love into prayer. Prayer into memories.

When I heard of the process, I thought it'd make the perfect gift.

My mom had taken three red roses from my uncle's funeral service back in September (which I dried). When I read that roses could be turned into rosaries, I commissioned a jewelry-maker on Etsy to do just that!

Here's what we got from those roses in return…

It's so simple yet very powerful.

Obviously, great care and detail were taken to create each prayer bead and then string them together into a rosary.

It's a work of art that has real meaning and purpose--something I'm growing more and more passionate about in my own work.

Now my aunt will have a reminder of my Uncle Harry that she can pray on and help keep him close to her heart.

Thank you, SP, my aunt loves it!


naturgesetz said...

Dean, this is wonderful! I had no idea something like this could be done. As you say, this will be precooks to your aunt. How providential that you found out about it, and how good of you to have the rosary made.

Mike said...

What a thoughtful gift. I'm going to keep that in my thoughts for different occasions.

Dean Grey said...


It was actually my other aunt that heard about roses being turned into rosaries.

After looking it up online and seeing it could be done, I thought we should use the roses I dried from the wake.

A happy discovery for all involved!




A handmade rosary could be given for a variety of occasions/reasons, not just remembering someone that has passed.


Thanks to both of you gentlemen for chiming in here!


naturgesetz said...

*precious, not "precooks." I've got to turn off autocorrect or watch the screen more closely.

jason said...

I love this idea! It's beautiful.

Dean Grey said...


LOL, I knew what you meant but you have to admit that "precooks" is kind of funny to read.




Couldn't agree with you more, sir!


I always appreciate hearing from the both of you!


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

That is so thoughtful - just like you! I'm sorry for your loss. What a great way to keep his memory close.

Dean Grey said...


Thank you!