I was on the hunt for a St. Dymphna chaplet when my friend Allison started making and selling custom rosaries. If I couldn't find the exact chaplet I wanted, why not have her make me a custom one I was sure to love? And that is exactly what she did. And yes, I am in love.

I want to share Allison with all of you; I can't keep her to myself. So I asked her a few questions so you could get to know her and her business better. And. like a true mom, she answered these while trying to rock a sleepy baby back to dreamland.

1. Why did you decide to start making custom rosaries?

I wanted a rosary that wasn't 'cookie cutter' but didn't want to pay an arm and a leg to buy one that didn't look so. After discussing with friends on Twitter, I had one 'volunteer' to test out my rosary-making skills, and away I went!


2. What do you think makes Rosaries by Allison special?

All custom rosaries are handcrafted and designed with love and care. I take pride in what I do and am not in it for the profit.


3. When someone orders a custom rosary or chaplet from you, what can they expect from the ordering process?

You can expect a lot of emailing back and forth! I want your custom rosaries or chaplets to be exactly what you have envisioned! I am very quick to reply, so it is usually not a lengthy process.


4. Can you share some photos of some of your favorite pieces?


5. What's in store for Rosaries by Allison?

I plan to branch out in the materials I use. I have worked a little with natural beads but would like to experiment even more. I also plan to add even more pre-made rosaries to my Etsy shop.


6. Where can people find you on the web?

Order your custom rosaries or chaplets on Etsy.

Like Allison on Facebook to see her latest creations.

See what Allison is working on and what she has completed.

Copyright 2013 Jenna Hines