I won't argue with the fact that they are expensive, but made from quality materials.
Solid bronze crucifix and medal, both around $5.00 each, and the thread and beads, also probably around $5.00 total. This does not include the price of her labor.
In total, the sacrifice beads cost about $15.00 to make. Most business owners of any trade then double the asking price.
This is standard as I understand it; however again, I certainly would agree that they are a bit expensive.
But if you want a quality product, I think these should last a life time. Far better than the plastic ones^ ^
Thanks for your response and God bless<3