Thursday, July 09, 2009

A new look...

While this is not the Project That Ate My Life that I mentioned in the last post, it is one of the things I've been working on in the background:

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The Paternoster-Row.org website, with all the introductory information on rosary and paternoster beads, has a new hosting site and a new look.

It was high time for a design update anyway, and the new site is going to make it lots easier for me to add new pages -- and eventually, to move this blog over there as well. Once I do that, I will no longer have to give people two web addresses: one address will get you to both. (Don't worry, this address for the blog will still work, too.)

Hopefully that will make it easier for people to both find the basic information and keep up with my new articles.

All that's missing on the new site so far is the Gallery page with links to some of the rosaries I've made for my teaching collection. The Gallery will be back as soon as I figure out how to do it under the new system. (For the Web-savvy, the site now uses Drupal.)

As always, comments are welcome, though I may not publish all of them. You can also e-mail me directly with comments through my profile page.

2 Comments:

OpenID fiberarts said...

Have you seen these rosaries up for auction yet? I'd love to read your thoughts on them if you're so inclined, especially the one with the flat connectors (what is the significance of the single round bead between two connectors? is the round bead the gaud and the connectors are just decorative?).

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=EUR&screen=lotdetailsNoFlash&iSaleItemNo=4365926&iSaleNo=17771&iSaleSectionNo=1

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=EUR&screen=LotDetails&iSaleItemNo=4365925&iSaleNo=17771&iSaleSectionNo=1&sServer=http://images1.bonhams.com/&sPath=2009-10/23/7914741-132-3.jpg

2:56 PM  
Blogger Chris Laning said...

Yes, I've seen them, and in fact I corresponded with Bonham's about them and have permission to blog about them (when I get time.....) I will put in a nice word for Bonham's while I'm at it, they were kind enough to send me some photos in return for my comments.

Yes, the single bead is a gaud, and the two flat decorative pieces are to set it off from the decades on either side. It's an easy way to signal the end of a decade by touch alone, without having to look at it.

4:47 PM  

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