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La Serenissima by ErikDShipley La Serenissima by ErikDShipley
I have always had a fascination with rosaries. I love the history and beauty of them. They appeal to the senses, the feel of the beads and the calming of prayer.

This is the first rosary I have made. It is made of silver and the beads are made of a stone called Unakite. Unakite is a mixture of pink feldspar, green epidote, and quartz.

La Serenissima means "the most serene".
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trinketsandtrifles Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009   Artisan Crafter
very beautiful :)
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Thank you.
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JustAMom65 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
love this new avenue!!! Stunning!!!
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Thank you. I really enjoy working with beads and metal.
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JustAMom65 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
It's just amazing!
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
omg Erik this is just so beautiful..amazingly well done, I'm so glad you work in only genuine materials with your wonderful creativity!! I love this..and share the same fascination about rosaries!! The serenity and faith it brings to your heart, and I find it very relaxing to watch someone use it throughout a prayer or meditation act!! Thank you for sharing such beautiful work with us!! :hug: Double :+favlove:
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Thank you! :hug: I find it calming to hold a rosary or watch someone with one. but...not so calming to make it. HAHAHA
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
I know..I'v done jewlerys too..bit tricky and it takes alot of time and patience :ohmygod: I still have alot of boxes now hidden under my couch :rofl: with bits and parts, and glass beads..but no wear near as lovely as your beautiful stones..must cost a fortune to buy those :hug: Ahhh a hug for me..love that :hug:
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is really beautiful, Erik! Unakite is a really beautiful stone and it works wonderfully on this!
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
I have seen Unakite before but never used it. It is a very unique and pretty stone. Thank you!
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