Here is a quick version of the story of my creative thought process. When I started on these earrings I was so anxious to use these vintage materials, rosary and what I consider an exquisite vintage brass chain. Just holding these makes me a little nuts, and if you are a vintage person you know what I mean. Anyway, the feeling of the rosary instantly starts my mind wandering to God, and my life, and my beliefs....and then I started really being interested in the white colors in the chain and the stones, and then I thought of reverence, being in awe of something, believing.....faith. Don't get me wrong, I fear the thought of sounding like a holy roller because that I am far from. I respect all religions, and when you hear me talk of my faith, it is just that, mine, and it works for me. It doesn't mean you have to be catholic to understand some of my creations, in fact I hardly consider myself catholic, just faithful. It means you have to understand feeling, what creating from the soul means, and understanding. I guess I wish I could convey the power that I feel from these pieces, a indescribable respect. To think of the hands that have held these rosaries before me is profound to me, the strength and power they must have transmitted. I get chills thinking about it. I hope you feel something , anything, for a response of any kind is better than none.