When my hubby and I were first married we went to Indiana to visit my husbands sister. Hubs and I visited Notre Dame University to see the Cathedral. He bought me a beautiful glass bead rosary. Each bead had a rose on it. It was lovely. I have lost them. I have looked everywhere. I believe it was in a purse that I took to a funeral. I recently gave some things to the Salvation Army and I think I gave the purse away with the beads in it. I usually check to make sure there is nothing in the purse but for some reason I didn't check it. I hope they find a wonderful home somewhere. I was going through drawers looking for my beads and found a set of my moms rosary beads. They were in very poor shape. The beads were hazy and the findings were tarnished. The cross and metal connector were badly tarnished. I took some Noxon to the them and they cleaned up rather nicely, so I am guessing they must be bronze or brass. The internet is a wonderful place for tutes as we all well know. I found a wonderful tute to make rosary beads. https://www.youtube.com/user/Forbiddon100
Some of the stuff I bought to make my beads. I already had the tools because I use them to do minis with.
What I have done so far.
These will be pretty special having my moms cross and metal from her beads to pray on.