Toby is away at the moment, camping in the Lake District, with Woodcraft Folk, a group he belongs to, have a look here:
So, as it's been a while since we posted, I thought I would show you a recent commission that Toby completed for our local Baptist Minister. He was given the top diagram, and the cross, and was asked to make a Rosary bracelet, which he has, as you can see in the bottom picture. Toby had to make 2 holes in the bottom Cruciform bead, so that he could hang the Invitatory bead from the main bracelet which was, as requested, threaded on beading elastic. A jump ring wouldnt have worked because of the exact bead positioning required. I think he has done a really good job.
Creating to commission, rather than just producing what you fancy, is a very different kind of work. It's not always so much fun, but you often learn new things, which you can then bring to your own creations (like drilling two holes in one bead perhaps?!). This is what I do for a living, I design and illustrate commercially, creating artworks to demand, not usually to my own personal taste, you can see my work here: www.omniadesigns.com