By Marlene Blessing, Jaime Hogsett

With tasks ranging in trouble from effortless stringing items to more difficult seed bead weaving designs, this guidebook presents 20 attractive crystal designs with professional directions. Explaining information at the fundamentals of crystal crafting whereas revealing enjoyable tidbits approximately this area of expertise bead, crystal jewellery tasks are awarded for any kind of style, from vintage seems and special day items to modern, style ahead designs. With a number of glamorous initiatives - together with a wealthy paisley brooch, a violet and topaz tapestry bracelet, or a hour of darkness blue multistrand necklace for day or night - crystal enthusiasts will have fun with this crafter’s significant other.

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Above him, Vajrarak&a/ Rdo rje srung ba is golden and holds a vajra-armour, actually a string with a tiny piece of armour attached to its centre, with both hands ‘as if dressing all TathIgatas’. 33 The row of Bodhisattvas flanking Amoghasiddhi’s head is to be read from left to right. It begins with Vajragarbha/ Rdo rje sñing po, blue and holding a vajra on a lotus. Next to him, the yellow Ak&ayamati/ Blo gros mi zad pa holds a lotus with a vase on top. A ‘pile of jewels on a lotus’ (padma la gnas pa’i rin po che brtsegs pa), in this case a flaming triratna, identifies the red PratibhInaka/ Spos pa brtsegs pa and ‘an ear (snye ma) of jewels’ the yellow Samantabhadra/ Kun tu bzang po next to him.

Shaanxi: internal publication (neibu). Wang Yi 1961, Xi zang wen wu jian wen ji – Shan nan zhi xing in: Wen wu 61–3, Beijing: Wen wu bian ji wei yuan hui 38–46. Wangdu, P. and H. Diemberger 2000. dBa’ bzhed—The Royal Narrative concerning the bringing of the Buddha’s Doctrine to Tibet. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. CAPTIONS TO PLATES IN PLATE SECTION *1. Courtyard, south elevation of ’du khang (A. Alexander 2000) *2. Dzam bha la chapel, southern part of sanctum (J.

These mandalas contain a core of 37 deities (5 Jinas, 16 vajra-Bodhisattvas, 8 offering goddesses and 4 gatekeepers) and an additional 16 Bodhisattvas of the Fortunate Aeon (bhadrakalpa) in a second square (colour plate 8). In the texts, the latter group receives considerably less attention, and in textual descriptions and paintings it occurs essentially in two variants: one where the colours and attributes differ for each deity (in all the STTS commentaries consulted so far and also in the thang ka just discussed); and one where their iconography in both body colour and attributes conforms to the principal vajra-Bodhisattva of their quarter (NSP 19).

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