Paternoster, Rosary, prayer beads
Since I lost my paternoster a while ago (going by metro a little tipsy and with metal in my earphones on full volume I did not notice one pearl after the other falling from my belt spreading my paternoster all over Vienna) I needed a new one.
When I found these wonderfull coral pearls on an event in Purgstall (Austria), I had enough for 50 Ave Maria prayer beads and 6 pater noster prayerbeads.
So I went for 3 different sorts. One from 50 bone beads spiked with 6 coral (on the left), one from 50 coral spiked with 6 cristal (middle) and one psalm-prayer-rosary with 150 bone beads separated by 4 structured bone beads which I “pimped” with bees wax mixed with azur-pigment which I smeared into the carvings as you would do with bone dice (worked perfectly!!).
The tassels are from plant dyed silk in madder, indigo and dyer’s rocket-woad. I hopefully will be able to make some turks knots as well, come back soon to see them.