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. 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.
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. If you prefer, you can pay me (via PayPal) and I'll then make the donation.
I don't do this for money. This is not a job, it's a vocation. I really do consider it an honor to be a small part of your rosary story. Therefore, all money I make from this will be donated to the Blaise Peters Scholarship Fund at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in De Pere, Wisconsin. I'm familiar with other vendors who sell rosaries or perform repairs, who say things like "10% of our profits support Catholic charities." I think that's incredible, that they are able to run their business while committing funds to worthy causes like that; I encourage you to support these businesses. But to be clear, with my work, 100% of profits support Catholic charities. The only cost that I try to cover is the cost of parts (crucifix, centerpiece, beads, chain, etc).
MotivationI 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 themselves. 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.
So, all costs I've described above will be donated to the scholarship fund. 100%.
More information about this fund, along with details about how to donate, are available in the following brochure:
If you'd like to hit me up with questions or just to bounce an idea around, send me an email with your thoughts.