May I suggest a good book if you are interested about beads, and their history, and their power. As much as I love metal, and being able to manipulate it, I love beads, just holding and touching them, and their personal importance to me. A String and a Prayer, written by Eleanor Wiley, and Maggie Oman Shannon, tells the story of the bead, and it's meaning in our lives as prayer beads. As I started to read this I realized that a lot of my pieces are just that, prayer beads, telling my story, beads with personal significance. Subconsciously I have been creating these types of necklaces for a long time, I just thought of them more as my faith pieces, but reading this I have learned new ways to incorporate real significance into some of my pieces.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of the book, and what it will bring.
On that note, here are a few new earrings celebrating my passion for beads.
BTW, does anyone recognize the orange oval veined beads? I love them , but lost the name of them after I bought them.
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