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!
I frequently am asked about where I get my supplies for paternosters. This post will serve as a source page, and also show where I generally poke around for suppliers. Of course, this is not the end-all of suppliers, but I have found that these suppliers are easy to work with, and are budget-friendly. I'll … Continue reading Paternoster Supplies
Not long ago, I posted photos of the paternoster I created for my friend Andreas, which had many people commissioning paternosters from me, including a Coronation paternoster for (now) Queen Elena of Calontir. Nothing is more exciting than creating a piece of art for someone - but then hearing that it will be a big … Continue reading Coronation Paternoster for Elena
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
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
I apologise for being so quiet - it's been a bit of a busy time, as I've been commissioned to make items for people - ranging from raffle items to jewellery and paternosters. This will be a gratuitous item post. This is a paternoster made for a friend of mine. She provided the grey beads … Continue reading It’s been quiet. . .