So, you'd like to buy one of my rosaries. Or, you'd like me to make you a custom rosary. I can't tell you how cool that is. I'm honored. Seriously. But, I need to explain to you how this works.
The first thing to know is that while I do have a passion for making (and repairing) rosaries, I do not have a passion for running an online store. Therefore, I don't keep a large supply of rosaries and make them available for sale. So, you may ask, "fine Scott, then how can I get you to make me a rosary?"
It's pretty simple actually. Just tell me what you want, and I'll make it for you. But there are a couple of caveats:
You need to choose the following parts:
I mostly use sterling silver plated chain. It's a good strong chain and it looks incredible. I also use mostly 8mm beads, but we can talk about other sizes.
How To Start
I strongly urge you to check out the rosaries that I've made. Each rosary image includes an explanation about the materials as well as how it came to be. This will give you a good idea of the possibilities. If you see something you really like, I could just make one for you exactly like one I've already done. Or you might want to mix and match parts from various rosaries that I've done. Or you may want to shop around and choose your own unique parts. I purchase my supplies mostly from eBay, Etsy, Lewis & Co, and Walmart; I only mention those as a guide. I'm game for using parts from most any vendor.
You'll also have to figure out your budget. If you want a sterling silver crucifix and centerpiece (which are great for a special gift), be prepared to spend over $100 (especially if you want the crucifix engraved). On the other hand, I've also made rosaries with a total cost under $10.
I don't want your money. I only ask two things:
To be clear, I don't make a dime off of this vocation. I am the beneficiary of an education at several incredible Catholic schools, with even more incredible teachers. My parents, Stan & Meredith, always believed heavily in Catholic education, both having attended Catholic elementary and high schools. And my wife and I made sure our own daughters also attended Catholic school. As such, it would warm my heart to know that you've helped families with their desire to provide a Catholic education for their kids.
More information about this fund, along with details about how to donate, are available in the following brochure:
Do a little shopping and browsing, then send me an email with your thoughts. I'll probably want to setup a phone call with you so that we can talk through your needs and time frame. I'll offer some suggestions and we'll figure it all out from there. If you and I already know each other, feel free to give me a call, send me a text message, or hit me up after Mass.