Prayer Beads/Rosary © by Roxanne F:
Date: 2004/6/3 6:24 p.m.
-You'll need a length of cord about 60 inches.
-53 beads of one color
-5 beads contrasting color
-a bit of glue
-A Rosary maker
-clear nail polish
***the rosary maker is something you can make yourself by useing a spoke from a broken umbrella. I also tried a crochet needle and it worked for me too. You can get the supples at any craft store although I got mine from a parish church. |
1... first you have to add a bit of glue to the end of your cord and let dry. This makes stringing the beads easier. Then useing the other end you attach it to a medal with a knot.
2... now your ready to string on your beads. In this case, I used blue and added 10 beads. Then I made a knot at the end of those beads and added 1 white bead. Again I made a knot to secure this bead. You can omit these knots, but I like it better with them. You continue in this manner till you have 5 decades on your cord.
3...Now your ready to attach the other side of your medal to the cord. |
Using the rosary maker, you twist your cord around the maker 4 times.
Then your insert the cord through the center of your cord to form a knot. As shown in steps 3 & 4
5... Tie on your cross with a knot, cut off any string and put a dap of clear nail polisher on the ends of your knots to help secure them and your finished. |
Enjoy your beads.
Hope you have fun making them.
Once you get the idea of how to make the knots, this is a very easy project to make and takes about 1-1/2 hours to do.
Here is the final outcome.