de Luxe Standard
Steel | Decade Rosary
Each Decade assembled by hand and Proudly made in the USA.
1. Black Technora Cord (400lb tensile rating)
African Turquoise 10mm bead
Matte Onyx 8mm bead
2. Natural Yellow Kevlar Cord (300lb tensile rating)
Rocky Butte 10mm bead
Matte Wood Opalite 8mm bead
3. Camouflage Micro Cord (100lb tensile rating)
Fossil Coral 10mm bead
Jade 8mm bead
4. Coyote Micro Cord (100lb tensile rating)
Matte Tiger Eye 10mm bead
Golden Obsidian 8mm bead
5. Navy Micro Cord (100lb tensile rating)
Larvikite 10mm bead
Sunset Dumortierite 8mm bead
6. Red Micro Cord (100lb tensile rating)
Rosewood 10mm bead
Carnelian 8mm bead
- Raw Steel Cross & Fleur de Lis
- Brass accents
- Various Cord selections
- Various Bead selections
Metal Finish: Forced Rustic Patina
- 10.25” Length (avg.)
- 1.25” Width (at cross)
- 1.3 oz. Weight (avg. varies)
Branding: Crown logo discreetly stamped on cross
de Luxe Standard’s Decade Rosaries are built for utility, beauty & strength! We start with our custom designed cross and fleur de lis end-pieces, both of which are cut from solid 3/16” metal using precision CNC water jet. The pieces are then inspected and media tumbled in various stages to soften the edges. Once the desired texture is reached, hand formed brass jump rings are attached and permanently soldered closed for strength and aesthetics. Totally unnecessary, but thats what we do! Soldering the jump rings closed also ensures the attached cord won’t accidentally slide off or needlessly fray from open edges. After the jump rings are in place the final finish is applied to end-pieces depending on material and desired look. Our hand formed bead spacers are normally made around the same time. Six in total for each decade rosary. Only the first three beads have these spacers, which are intended to represent the opening prayers. We make these spacers from the same metal stock used for the jump rings, which helps maintain a uniform patina as it ages. Once all the hardware is completed, bead and cord selections are made. Lastly, is the painstaking task of individually tying each Rosary. Decorative king’s crown and barrel knots are used throughout the Rosary. The barrel knots are tied between each bead, to protect them from touching and possibly damaging each other. As you can see these are not your average decade Rosaries and we take extreme pride in making them.
For this batch, I chose raw steel for the main material. Raw steel is such a special material and is often overlooked because of its utilitarian appearance but in my eyes it’s beautiful. Especially as it ages and develops it’s rustic appearance. I’ve used raw steel previously for my Crusader Ex Machina Rosaries and they sold out fast. Chosen for its strength, adaptability as well as availability, steel is the foundation of many applications around the world. Buildings, bridges, transportation and tools are just a handful of examples of how this material is undeniably precious in a different way.
So why not use this amazing material as the foundation for this batch of Rosaries, right?!