I'll have to check back and see, but four months between postings might be a new personal worst for me and the DST blog. I suppose it's not without good reason since there has been so much going on around here. We had a great Christmas vacation and New Year and took off to Williamsburg, VA for the week in between the two. The new job is going quite well and I am finally feeling confident and relaxed enough to concentrate on beading again. To further commit to that, I have decided to give up Facebook for Lent, specifically so I can free up creative energy for making prayer beads among other things that I miss out on on account of spending too much time there. On one hand I believe Facebook is a great thing - I have made and re-connected with some very genuine friendships. On the other though, I spend far too much time on there when I could be concentrating on a better balance in my life like spending time beading, being with my partner, reading and learning from a good book - just freeing up creative energy by combating avoidance. I hope and pray that it leads to better habits!
Below are some photos of recent work with a couple of them being tried with new "staging". Also, I have decided to concentrate on Anglican rosaries since I am finding they sell better but more on that later.
Mother of Pearl with Wood Anglican Rosary
Desert Jasper and Faceted Onyx Anglican Rosary
Wood and Copper Anglican Rosary (sold the day after I put it up!)
Red Coral Catholic Christmas Rosary
Quartz and porcelain Saint Theresa Catholic Rosary (sold this one and got a custom order for an identical one decade (: )