So, remember my post on unfinished projects? Well, I get to cross one off of the list! My Noblesse Largesse project went to a lady out in Atlantia, who stated in her dossier that she liked paternosters and the colours green and red. So, going through my beads, I decided to stretch my carving muscles … Continue reading Crossed One Off the List!
. . . 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 know, netsuke are miniature Japanese sculptures used to help keep pouches and boxes suspended from … Continue reading Sometimes, inspiration . . .
Sometimes, I go to the bead store, find something that absolutely has to come home with me, and then the beads beg to be made into something. The beads I picked up aren't true amber; they're an amber resin, which is where amber scraps are melted down and turned into amber-like resin, along with a … Continue reading Magdalen Reading paternoster
My friend Andreas was given invitation to join Ansteorra's Order of the White Scarf not too long ago, and I had always kind of planned on making him a paternoster. This just moved up the schedule. This particular paternoster isn't based off a specific historical object within our SCA period. It is, however, keying off … Continue reading Paternoster for Andreas von Meißen
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 my deputy, Saito Takauji, out of olive wood and strung on silk. While the olive … Continue reading Juzu – Japanese meditation beads
I went on another Pinterest trawl, and found a pin of a paternoster held in the hand of a figure. Having just purchased quite a bit of rock crystal (which is quartz, for those who are looking to recreate their own version) for a pretty decent price at Fire Mountain Gems, I was certainly excited … Continue reading Ghent Altarpiece Paternoster
First, a bit of silly. (also, reasons why I really shouldn't be allowed into Photoshop #478, and major apologies to Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half). Ahem. Anyway, so, my friend Aline was elevated to the Laurel this weekend at Kris Kinder, which is Calontir's biggest shopping event. When she was announced at Pennsic, … Continue reading Aline’s Laurel Paternoster
Another early #MedievalMonday post. Given how close we are to Halloween, and after a quick cleaning of my studio, I stumbled upon some bone skull beads that were gifted to me and got hit with a bit of inspiration. One of my favourite SCA blogs has been Paternoster Row, written by Dame Christian de Holacomb, … Continue reading Beads of Death and memento mori
After moving over from Blogger to WordPress (Hi everyone!), I've also been deep in paternoster joy. It's true. I can't go to a bead store without finding something that I've fallen in deep lust with, and over the weekend was no exception. I found some gorgeous red horn beads as well as some silver-plated granulated … Continue reading Paternoster joy
I just got done with the latest East Kingdom Artisanal Exchange, and I have to tell you, this one challenged me a lot. To be fair, my Laurel did lay down a couple expectations about doing something a bit more . . . involved . . . than my last few swaps. So I did … Continue reading EKAE Swap #5