Beads From the Past

(history's and mine)

  When I first started making beads, what I wanted to most be able to make was a replica of a Viking Treasure Necklace. Here is my final version. To read more about this necklace or to see a larger picture of it, please click on the picture.
  Here are some beads out of history I've re-created. Click on the graphic to get a better look. These project was my first attempt at bead making.
  This  is a Paternoster that I made. A Paternoster is a medieval form of the Rosary and was used to keep track of how many "Our Father" prayers were said. This was a challenge for me because I was still new to making beads and I had never tried to make any beads that were matched for size - and this set required 50 of them!
  And here is a very special bead that I made and presented to Mrs. White, founder of the Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children.
  These beads were made with waterslide decals that I made up myself. The single bead is on a luceted cord that I also made myself.



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