Actually, OLD, new black. It didn't take me long to find that perfect black bangle, and it arrived yesterday. But first, I wanted to share a new/old rosary I made for my daughter this past month (and humming the Gaga song about "Jesus is the new black", as I write - I think Gaga would like this one). I found the antique marcasite cross pendant awhile ago, but it seemed to get pushed to the side...probably in a frenzied attempt to find more Bakelite bangles. The cross is a beauty, and can be used as either a pendant or a pin - perfect for the rosary. I purchased the sterling center connector in Denver this summer, and then made my own rosary chain - each and every one of those bead links was hand made and I think the end result was well worth the effort.
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