Category Archives: prayer beads

Crossed One Off the List!

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 … Continue reading

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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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Magdalen Reading paternoster

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 … Continue reading

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Paternoster for Andreas von Meißen

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 … 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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Ghent Altarpiece Paternoster

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 … Continue reading

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Aline’s Laurel 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 … Continue reading

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Beads of Death and memento mori

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 … Continue reading

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Paternoster joy

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 … Continue reading

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EKAE Swap #5

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 … Continue reading

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