Blessed Samhain!

The wheel of the year is turning and turning.  I’m getting ready for the St. Lawrence County Arts Council’s Studio Tour this weekend.

(If you are in Upstate NY and want to follow the tour, you can see a brochure with maps here.)

108 mala meditation
108 bead meditation mala made of pink and white freshwater pearls, garnet, sterling and hand dyed silk ribbon

I will be working on Meditation Malas during studio tour and I managed to get a few new ones made last week while most of the household was feeling down with one thing or another.

They take a lot of patient time and attention to get the knotting and count just right.   They each have their own individual energy and I want to make sure that I get them right so planning can take some time, too.

new meditation mala jewelry
4 new malas from October- Rudshakra & Pearl, Onyx & Turquoise, Pearl & Garnet, Dalmation Jasper & Serpentine Jade

But now, this week is for dyeing!

I have tons of new  scarves to dye in velvet, devore, satin and chiffon.  I also want to dye lots of thread for more mala tassels.

I may also bring this fabulous doodle to work on over the weekend.

I hope to see you there!

In the meantime, Blessed Samhain!  May the chilly days of autumn and winter bring you clarity and joy.

I will turn your crew to swine!
My Halloween costume this year – my favorite Witch of Classical Literature – Circe!