This rosary is the type seen often in photos of Saint John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
It is also the type of rosary that caused my fascination with rosaries, and how I became The Rosary Lady! One such as this was given to me when I came into the Catholic Church eighteen years ago, and I have been making them myself for fifteen years.
The beads are from a plant and have a natural hole in them. Stringing is a tad messy, as they have little “weeds” growing from the top, which must be pushed out.