Seven Sorrows Rosary - Chaplet of the Seven Dolours
The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows, or Chaplet of the Seven Dolours, is a devotion to Mary as the Sorrowful Mother that dates to the 13th century. It became quite popular in Europe during the ravages of the Black Plague.
There are several methods for praying this chaplet. This particular piece reflects my preferred approach to the devotion (and my aesthetic sense). It consists of seven segments of seven cobalt-blue glass beads, each separated by a faceted Czech glass pater bead and a Mexican sacred/immaculate heart milagro. The septets are connected with a repurposed chandelier crystal, and the pendant terminates with a detailed milagro-style focal heart charm (no antiphon beads).
Entire piece is just over 17" long, measuring while hanging. The loop section is just over 28" around if measured separately, so it will fit over your head if you want to wear it, and the pendant section is just over 3.5".
This handmade piece has been consecrated on my altars, and I pray these while I make them, which probably slows me down a bit, but I like the end result. I'm happy to bless it for your specific petition before I send it off - just let me know when checking out.