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African Glass Anglican Rosary Bracelet

The Artisan Rosary is a novel interpretation of traditional Anglican Prayer Beads.
This particular piece is handmade of faceted glass bead, metal turtles and turquoise and clear glass beads from Ghana. The Krobo tribe uses a centuries old method which involves crushing recycled glass bottles with a pestle and mortar. The fragments are sieved then poured into clay molds lined with a mixture of kaolin and water to harden it and prevent the molten glass from sticking to it. The kiln in which they are fired is made from termite mound clay and is heated using firewood and crushed palm kernels, which burns at a very high temperature.  The hole for the bead is made either using a cassava stem that burns up during firing and leaves a hole, or by using a small metal tool. Once the fused glass cools, the beads are washed using sand and water.
Each rosary includes an explanation, the meaning of the beads and a few prayers to use in conjunction with the Anglican Rosary.

Used in a Form of Contemplative Prayer,  the use of the rosary or prayer beads helps to bring us into contemplative or meditative prayer—really thinking about and being mindful of praying, of being in the presence of God —by use of mind, body, and spirit. The touching of the fingers on each successive bead is an aid in keeping our mind from wandering, and the rhythm of the prayers leads us more readily into stillness.

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