Over the summer, I spent time collecting beads and working on creating several new Paternosters. More and more, I’m finding enjoyment and meaning in working with prayer beads.
At the An Tir/West War, I was truly fortunate to participate in a Paternoster class taught by Chris Laning, the author of Paternoster Row. It was really quite the thing to be able to see and hold many of her amazing Paternosters in person.
I made these two Paternosters for friends. The top one was made for Baroness Kara and the bottom one, a ‘Tenner’ was made for Baron Godric. These beads reflect the colors of their Arms, black and gold. (I chose bone beads which were closer in color to yellow than white.) I used glass beads (of black) and bone beads for the gauds. The cross on the end of each Paternoster is a pewter Maltese cross, which is the device image for the Company of St. Ulrich.
It took awhile to find all the elements I wanted to use for these Paternosters, but in the end I was quite happy with them.