I recently stumbled across a sweet Etsy shop run by a young lady named Haley. I really like the simplicity (and washability) of knotted rosaries and Haley makes hers into bracelets... a great idea. Talk about the ultimate friendship bracelet!
Now a high school senior, Haley has been making rosaries and rosary bracelets and providing them free to youth retreat participants. After her job was eliminated due to the flagging economy, her dad suggested that she try her hand at selling the bracelets as well as donating them. It was not her preference to sell them... what about the ministry she provided? But dads are wise, eh? and Haley has discovered an opportunity to replace her modest income and continue the ministry she loves at the same time.
Haley has made over 1,000 custom bracelets in addition to what she has on Etsy. She has made custom colors for high schools, weddings, graduations, funerals, First Communions and retreats. I can think of many more applications for Catholic families such as Christmas gifts for the kids to give friends or family members, stocking stuffers, Easter basket gifts, teacher appreciation, Catholic sports team spirit gifts....
Please take a peek at Haley's shop on Etsy. You can contact her via the Etsy convo system or email her family directly at knottedrosary@ sbcglobal.net for more information about custom colors and orders. And say a prayer for her while you're thinking of it; that the beautiful faith she has in her youth will continue to blossom and touch lives.