I think most of us have made rosaries and below are two recent rosary creations. The first is a traditional chain linked rosary with an Our Lady of Guadalupe centerpiece I found on Etsy. The second design is so unique and is by Ruby Lockwood who provided a tutorial on how to make this beaded rosary on YouTube. Beware - it takes about 10-15 grams of 11/0 beads and a good amount of time but I love the appearance.
|Ruby Lockwood Tutorial|
I have made this design many, many times. The Juelle's Design tutorial doesn't call for a backing but I always stitch the final cross to a piece of Nicole's Bead Backing and then cover that with a piece of Ultrasuede which I stitch to the bead backing with a brick stitch. This along with a decorative jump ring I add to the top gives the cross more body so that the recipient can hang it on the wall. My finishing touch is a little charm stitched to the center.