- Purchase Rosary Army's DVD at
It's an excellent instructional video and a real bargain.
- Purchase several Cord Rosary Making Tools
*WITH HANDLE* from Our Lady's Rosary Makers at
item "CT/CTH" ($0.30 each).
After you've practiced a little and have the basics, here
are some tips for advanced rosary twine tying:
- In my opinion, evenly-spaced beads appear lovely whereas unevenly-spaced
beads are quite unattractive. I recommend tying the beads against a template. Click on "Rosary Templates" below
to open a page that contains three such templates:
- a rosary template including longer spaces at the end between the
Our Father and Hail Mary beads,
- a smaller rosary template for making a rosary bracelet or smaller rosary and
template for the Chaplet of the Holy Spirit (one of my favorite personal devotions) including two longer spaces for the Our Father
and Hail Mary beads.
- Start tying each bead closer to its preceding neighbor than the template indicates.
It is very easy to stretch the bead farther from its neighbor as the bead tightens; it is nearly impossible to move it closer
to its neighbor.
- Rosary Army suggests wrapping the twine with masking tape before cutting it. If you are willing to
spend a bit more, Vinyl/PVC tape works a bit better since it slides nicely through the Cord Rosary Making Tool.
the rosary is complete and you are preparing to fuse the ends of the twine with a match or lighter, be sure to cut the twine
with very sharp scissors using a quick motion. That will allow the three strands in the twine to remain together. Cutting
slowly, on the other hand, often causes the strands to unwind, making it more difficult to fuse them.
- When feeding
twine through the cord rosary making tool,
- hold the tool with the left hand at approximately 45 degrees to the floor,
the twine through it with the right hand and pull to arm's length,
- hold the twine with the left ring finger while
releasing the twine from the right hand,
- take a new section with the right hand and pull it through to arm's length,
the twine with the left ring finger while releasing the twine from the right hand and continue until all of the twine is pulled
- Pull the twine through the tool slowly to allow the twine to uncurl gently.
- If the
twine begins to twist around itself, twist the twine in the opposite direction with the right hand as it pulls the twine through.