Other Objects of Remembrance
Prayer beads and “worry” beads have been used from ancient times to the modern. Their history is fascinating, and very specific to each of the faith traditions where they are used.
Today we find prayer beads in many practices, from the Catholic Rosary to the Buddhist and Hindu Mala, used as counters or meditative tools.
Worry beads help to occupy the hands, and some think that this in turn stills the mind.
In wide use for prayer and meditation, a keepsake rosary or set of prayer beads makes a comforting commemorative keepsake or gift.
We make these to order, from a selection of stones and metals, and we stay as true to the original intent of the beads as possible.
Photos coming soon!
Reliquary and small vessels
Some families like to distribute small portions of ashes to family and friends.
These bottles, from 1-3″ in height, are perfect for that. Choose from blue glass, clear glass, inked glass, plastic, and occasionally specially found vials. Get in touch to see what’s currently in stock.
A reliquary is a container for relics. A portable reliquary may be called a fereter, and a chapel in which it is housed a feretory. Relics may be the purported or actual physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other religious figures.
credit: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliquary
I make structural, tactile art. I combine watercolors or oil paints with permanent inks, and bits and pieces from my studio. Small mosaics, photographic transfer, attached objects… I’ve made wall-worthy art pieces for people to commemorate loved ones. These are representative of my work.
Oils, ink, modeling paste on Strathmore 300 series mixed media paper.
Oils, ink, sterling silver, leather on hardboard.
Cold wax, oil, sterling silver, rice paper on hardboard.