. . . shows up in the most interesting ways. About a month and a half ago, I went to a local bead show, and found someone selling netsuke. And found an adorable falcon-shaped one. For those not in the know, netsuke are miniature Japanese sculptures used to help keep pouches and boxes suspended from … Continue reading Sometimes, inspiration . . .
Secret Project Roundup!
One of the things I love are secret projects. I've been commissioned to make a few of them (and unfortunately, this is part of the reason for my long dry spell, as I couldn't talk about them!) and now that they've been given, I can now post about them! First piece is a juzu, commissioned … Continue reading Secret Project Roundup!
Juzu – Japanese meditation beads
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
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