I finished a rosary for her daughter-in-law today also. There is a bit of a story to it. Almost two years ago my nephew and his family (living in Japan) had to flee their house in the middle of the night due to a fire. They barely got out with their children; they couldn't even save the dog or gather any belongings at all. When they were finally able to get back in they found two items unburned - a rosary of her father's and a crucifix over a door. That's it!
My nephew asked me to make a new rosary for his wife from the broken one that survived the fire. It was old and a man's style so I asked each of his sisters and his mother for 10 - 6mm beads of their own choosing and asked my nephew to send 6 - 8mm beads. I supplied the centerpiece (a fish pendant of the Hill Tribes Silver that Fire Mountain Gems sells) and silver wire. The crucifix was cleaned and reused from the old rosary. My husband drilled two holes in the bottom of the fish pendant and I blended the beads everyone sent. I'm glad my sister sent a packet of mixed colors as that helped in the blending. Now I just need to make a bag or paint a box to hold it. I plan to use my fish stamp I made and showed here to go with the fish centerpiece. I figured it should fit with the way the Japanese seem to love fish in one form and another and another!