Thanks, guys. You've been very helpful. I'm especially grateful for the links to various rosary parts suppliers. I'll check them all out soon.
I think you're right, Ralph, about it not really being a business, exactly. I couldn't think of a better term. Certainly, I doubt my boyfriend and I could ever earn a living wage making and selling rosaries. We're definitely looking at it to be something more supplemental. We would have to turn some sort of profit, though; otherwise, considering our current financial situations, it just wouldn't be possible to start making and selling them at all right now. One of the other issues we've discussed is how much to charge for a rosary. Obviously, more than what we spent on the supplies to make it. Do we charge for the time put in to making it? Because we know it is of higher quality than the standard pieces you can buy in a religious gift shop, should we up the price for that, too? But then, shouldn't we be trying to spread the rosary to as many people as possible? If that's the case, it makes sense to sell them as cheaply as possible. It's an ongoing dilemma.
Since as I explained this isn't a business, I make no profit (in fact, I'm probably thousands under), however, if I were inclined, I'd have made a profit on the first rosary.
Oh my. :o You're a better man than I, Herr. Actually, I'm not a man at all. But you get the idea.
I pray for your success and I pray for Our Lady's boundless blessings on your pending marriage. Sorry once again for being so long winded. I hope you haven't found it to be too annoying.
Thanks for the advice and the prayers! You've been very helpful, and not at all annoying.