I've been a little preoccupied, no, a whole lot preoccupied with the elections in the USA as I know, many of you also have been scared of the outcome... I've spent a lot of time on the computer waiting for the results. In this time of uncertainty, everything that goes on globally affects us all. After all, we are all together in this human race when democracy is at stake but I'm keeping my faith alive.
Like I promised, I'm showing you my new hobby. These are the tools that I use in making my rosaries. The one with the grey handles is a new tool that makes the job of making the pins for the beads a lot faster than using the traditional looper tool.
I use 6 mm glass beads or semiprecious stone beads, 20 gauge wire, chain that I cut, jump rings to attach the medal center and the crucifix.
For this rosary in progress, I'm using an antique brass medal center and crucifix and also 20 gauge antique brass wire. I work on one bead at a time by making the link to attach to the next bead. I'm getting a little faster in the process but I'm not an expert by a long shot. With these types of Catseye beads, I have to be careful to get them all going in the same direction.
I've had to move the wicker chair in front of the door so they could get sunlight.
In comparison, remember these poinsettias I received last year from the church after Epiphany. They were huge then but now they are monsters measuring over 3 1/2 feet high and wide.
Take care, everyone, stay safe and well. I appreciate your comments.