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Sponsor Spotlight: Clay Rosaries by Sarah

The first sponsor for our Run for the Little Flowers 5K Giveaway  I would like to spotlight this week is Sarah Harkins of Clay Rosaries.  I was first introduced to Sarah's amazing creations through the wonderful world of blogs.  Sarah is a fellow Franciscan grad who has a beautiful gift for handcrafting rosary beads.  She is a homeschooling mom to three precious kids, and one on the way and has been making clay bead rosaries for 15 years.

Above is one of my favorite pieces of Sarah's, The Saint Andrew Chaplet.  Please take a moment to click over to Sarah's blog, The Clay Rosary Girl, to see the process of how these beautiful beads are made.  Do not worry, I will wait for you!

If you go to Sarah's store and check out any of the many rosaries, chaplets, or jewelry pieces, you will often find a link to the meanings of the beads and how they were made.  All of the items are handcrafted and unique.  They make the perfect gift for Confirmations, First Communions, and birthdays!
And, lucky for you, Sarah has donated one of her rosaries the help raise money for the Little Flower Projects!!  So, please thank her by checking out her store and keeping her amazing items in mind when purchasing gifts!
After you have checked out the store, please come back and tell me which rosary you would pick if you won the giveaway!
All who have registered/donated to the run have a chance to win!
Thank you Sarah for your generosity!!


  1. I'm happy to do this for you, Katie! May your fundraiser be a success!

  2. Oh my goodness, her work is just beautiful! I will definitely keep her in mind for gifts, especially my bracelet loving god daughter!

  3. Sarah makes such beautiful things!! I really hope to win one!! I'd have a hard time choosing. I love the guardian angel, prolife and assorted rosaries!!


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