This black bead Rosary is definitely different from my usual Crystal glass sparkly bead Rosaries.
I originally created it to be a symbol of Lent. As we reflect on the ashes on our heads and Remembering that we are of dust and to dust we shall return we can hold the matte ash colored wooden beads as we pray. As we hit each Our Father Bead, our fingers touch a skull shaped bead to help us reflect on Jesus' death on the cross and our own mortality.
As we use this Rosary the rest of the year, we can reflect on the state of our soul and keep in mind our Mortality.