|(the priest standing behind the seated Madgalene)|
While I'm not so into role-playing in the SCA that I need to assign my persona a religious affiliation, I DO like:
- making jewelry, and
- shiny things, and
I also really love the look of pretty things hanging from my belt. I have a number of purses now, a cigarette case (and I no longer smoke, but I can keep other small items in it), and my search for the perfect belt hanger is ongoing. I wanted something shiny.
Ta-da. I like it.
The chain at the top will loop around my belt. Period paternosters would simply end in a bead or finial of some kind and be carried in a pocket or simply tucked into a belt; but I'm not willing to risk this thing falling out of my belt and getting lost at an event.
(And if I decide I don't want the chain, it's easily removed. Tbh, I'm still not sure I won't go back and close the loop, making this a circle with a key hanging from it).
Thank goodness for bead reamers. I used up the best of this strand of pearls on a necklace a while ago; what was left had holes too small for the wires to go through, so I can to enlarge every single one. Bo-ring.
For those who would ask, my "paternoster" IS actually a mala in disguise (12 beads, counting the key at the end). Not that I get much meditating done while at SCA events, hehe, but it's meaningful to me, and while it's not 100% period, it enhances the overall costume.