I have an old rosary that I was very fond of for several years, and I had it blessed. Imagine how startled I was when I realized that one of its decades is a bead short! A few times I'd had the feeling that something was 'off' about it, but I always just shrugged it away as being my imagination, never thinking to double check the number of beads. (Did I feel a bit stupid when I finally figured it out? You better believe I did. Always count your beads before purchasing a rosary, folks.)
I've been trying to decide what to do with it for a long time now. I added a link and a bead to fill out the decade, but the new bead doesn't match the rest and that annoys me.
I've found that I also like the Anglican rosary very much, that the 'free form' of it is useful to me when I'm trying to memorize scripture verses. (For those unfamiliar with the Anglican prayer beads, it is a 33 bead circle divided into four sections, and the person using it assigns any prayers and verses they choose to the pattern.)
It wouldn't be wrong or disrespectful of me to reassemble the beads of my old, one-short rosary into an Anglican bead set, would it? I just want it to be useful to me again without the nagging feeling that something is wrong with it. (I struggle against distractions in prayer enough as it is without one more thing to bother me.)
Also, does anyone know if my doing this would affect the blessing on my rosary? I don't want it to need to be blessed again because the priest who blessed it for me before has since moved away, and I feel like his prayer over this rosary is sort of a keepsake for me to remember him by.
My thanks to anyone who takes the time to read and answer my question!