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The Rosary Shop

Supporting the life of prayer since 1996 with custom handmade rosaries, rosary kits, supplies, kneelers and prayer books.

What is a Rosary Bracelet?

A rosary bracelet is a one-decade rosary worn around the wrist. Rosary bracelets are most often made with chain, but some are also made with cord, elastic, twine, flexwire or even memory wire. A rosary bracelet has a small crucifix and a small medal -- usually a Miraculous Medal (just as with most rosaries). There are ten Hail Mary beads and one Our Father bead. Most are about 7 1/2 inches in length, but they can be adjusted by adding or removing chain.

Wearing a rosary, whether as a necklace, bracelet, ring, pocket or other, can be a good way of reminding one's self to pray throughout the day.

Different clasps are used depending on the findings used to make the bracelet. Chain rosary bracelets usually have common c-spring, lobster or fish hook clasps. The same clasps can be used for cord, twine and flexwire rosary bracelets. No clasp is necessary for elastic or memory wire bracelets; these are noteworthy for being easy to wear and remove. Another, interesting clasp is a magnetic clasp. It is quite strong. If the bracelet get pulled hard, the magnetic clasp usually pulls apart harmlessly when any other clasp would have broken (or caused a breakage at some other point on the rosary bracelet).

We provide a variety of pre-made rosary bracelets. You can also custom design your own rosary bracelet and have it sent to you assembled, or as a kit with tools and instructions, via our custom rosary design system. For those who enjoy working with elastic stretch cord or memory wire, we offer these materials in the findings category of our rosary parts menu.