If you'd like to buy one of my rosaries or if you'd like me to make you a custom rosary or if you'd like to have me repair your rosary, you're in the right place. I can't tell you how cool that is. Seriously. I'm honored just to know that you're here on my website thinking about including me in your prayer needs. 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 necessarily have a passion for running an online store. So, my process is a little different than others.
To order a custom-made rosary, just tell me what you want, and I'll make it for you. There are just 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.
If you need ideas, consider looking through 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.
So, 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.
You'll cover the cost of the parts. Then all I ask is that you make a donation to the scholarship fund described below.
I don't do this for money or profit. This is not a job, it's a vocation, a calling. I really do consider it an honor to be a small part of your rosary story. Therefore, I direct ALL money earned from my rosary work to benefit the Blaise Peters Scholarship Fund at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in De Pere, Wisconsin. The only cost that I need to cover is the cost of parts (crucifix, centerpiece, beads, chain, etc). So, to be clear, if I make a rosary for you, you'll make two payements: one to me to reimburse my costs and another to the scholarship fund (see below).
If I've made a rosary or repaired a rosary for you, I ask that you make a donation this scholarship fund in any amount you feel is appropriate. I don't need to know how much; the donation is between you and the school.
1. Visit the Our Lady of Lourdes web page.
2. Click the "Give Online" button.
3. Indicate the amount you'd like to donate to the Blaise Peters Scholarship Fund.
4. Follow the remaining prompts to complete your donation.
Mail a check to:
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
1305 Lourdes Avenue
De Pere, WI 54115
Be sure to indicate that it's for the "Blaise Peters Scholarship Fund". The school can be reached at 920-336-4033.
If you'd like to hit me up with questions or just to bounce an idea around, send me an email with your thoughts.