I’m drinking coffee this morning and waiting for the 4th and 5th Nor’easter storms to hit our area. It’s the 1st day of Spring and weather stations are forecasting over a foot in some areas. I want to believe it will just be rain….maybe it misses us all together??? Probably not, but one can always hope.
Originally the candles in my work space were lit for ambiance. Now they are providing the light to work by as the storm moves in covering up the sun with thick dark clouds. The plus of any big snow storm is the quiet it creates. The perfect setting for good meditation. I guess that makes today a perfect day to share what I created over the weekend….Maja beads.
I love this set. I used purple and white cording with a purple and white tassel attached. I followed the steps I found here. Not only is the article very informative, but the instructions make it easy to follow.
You know me….I started with items I have already on hand. I made my own small modifications to account for that aspect, but it didn’t change the look or the use. It did change the size and I have trouble wrapping it around my wrist to wear as a bracelet, but it makes a lovely accent piece as a necklace. The beads are the perfect size for meditation. I use this set the most, but I enjoyed making Maja beads so much I created two more sets in differing sizes to see how they would come out.
The pink tassel set is slightly too large to be a bracelet. I tend to hold the tassel and charms in my hand which isn’t always ideal when I’m out and about, but I love how this one turned out and I wear it as a necklace often. I have tried to meditate with it and the beads are a little small in my opinion, but I think when I have practiced meditation longer they will be wonderful.
Obviously this one is extra-large and I hung it over my meditation space because I love it as a wall hanging. I will probably add a large stone and a large charm to it, I just haven’t made it to the craft store…..stupid Nor’easter!
The snow is falling now so I know it won’t be all rain as I had hoped. I think I’ll make a cup of hot tea and meditate* before the chaos of a big snowfall begin.
*meditate on how I don’t want another school closing….meditate on how I want the power to stay on….mediate on how chilly it is sitting on the floor…meditate on…