Category Archives: Japanese

Sometimes, inspiration . . .

. . . shows up in the most interesting ways. About a month and a half ago, I went to a local bead show, and found someone selling netsuke.  And found an adorable falcon-shaped one. For those not in the … Continue reading

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Secret Project Roundup!

One of the things I love are secret projects.  I’ve been commissioned to make a few of them (and unfortunately, this is part of the reason for my long dry spell, as I couldn’t talk about them!) and now that … Continue reading

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Juzu – Japanese meditation beads

My friend Matsunaga Kagetora (also known as Matsu) is being knighted in a few weeks, and I’ve wanted to make another set of Japanese meditation beads.  The first set of meditation beads was a japa mala I made was for … Continue reading

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