Nora, a St. Norbert College student with whom I used to work, asked me to make this rosary as a gift for a friend of hers. Her friend's favorite color is burgundy so we used these crimson glass faceted beads, along with a St. Benedict medal for the centerpiece and a matching crucifix. The chain is silver plated steel. I just love to see students at a Catholic college who live out their Catholic faith in their daily life. What an honor to make this for her!