New Pagan Prayer Beads!

Brand new in the shop: five new sets of pagan prayer beads (with more on the way)!
Odin prayer beads

 

Odin Prayer Beads: honoring the Norse Allfather with faceted black labradorite beads to summon up his storm winds and the magical inner glow that comes with his teachings, sodalite for the inky blue of his cloak (and to enhance your intuitive and mental abilities), and black onyx for his two raven companions, Thought and Memory (and to aid in discipline and self-mastery).

Black howlite skull beads break the set of 27 beads up into three sets of nine, and (flanked by rainbow moonstone, a stone of mystic vision) also adorn each end. Fastened to one end of the strand are a handmade leather raven feather and an antler slice engraved in gold with the rune Ansuz, which relates to Odin as divine giver of breath and inspiration. The other end features a sealed charm bottle filled with little offerings to Odin: graveyard dirt (locally collected after offerings were made), black feathers, naturally shed snakeskin, yew needles mugwort, juniper berries, nettle, spearmint, and dragon’s blood resin.

The beads are individually hand-knotted on durable dark blue silk thread.

Freyja prayer beads

Freyja Prayer Beads: honoring the glorious golden daughter of the Vanir, goddess of sovereignty, battle, and passion. Golden and orange aventurine is attuned with Freyja’s strength and sexuality (in addition to boosting mental alertness and vitality), earthy dark garnet pays homage to her as goddess of abundance (and increases feelings of security), and faceted cat’s eye honors the stealth and hunting prowess of felines, one of her sacred animals.

White howlite skull beads (flanked by earthy moss agate) and black butterfly beads (the butterfly also being sacred to Freyja) break the set of 27 beads up into three sets of nine. Fastened to one end of the strand are a handmade leather red-tailed hawk feather and a hard-fired ceramic pendant adorned with triple boars (sacred to all of the Vanir). The other end features a sealed charm bottle filled with little offerings to Freyja: graveyard dirt (locally collected after offerings were made), mugwort, strawberry leaf, amber, dried apple, and roses.

The beads are individually hand-knotted on durable gold silk thread.

Loki prayer beads

Loki Prayer Beads: honoring the Norse Trickster Loki–blood brother of Odin, shapeshifter, father of Hela, Fenrir, and Jormungandr and genderfluid mother of Sleipnir. Smoky quartz, a stone of protection and grounding, honor’s Loki’s ability to escape from nearly any dangerous situation, the flash of faceted black labradorite evokes his magic and wit, and red jasper pays homage to Loki’s fiery hair and passionate spirit.

Black howlite skull beads (flanked at each end by bloodstone, a stone of courage and vitality) break the set of 27 beads up into three sets of nine. Fastened to one end of the strand are a handmade leather red-winged blackbird feather and an antiqued bronze serpent. The other end features a sealed charm bottle filled with little offerings to Loki: naturally shed snakeskin, juniper berries, mugwort, cinnamon, safflower, and pink peppercorns.

The beads are individually hand-knotted on durable orange silk thread.

Lucifer prayer beads

Lucifer Prayer Beads:  honoring the fallen archangel, Morningstar, and ruler of Hell. Faceted black labradorite beads reflect the glow of dark angelic grace, amethyst pays homage to his royal status and connection with the Divine, as prince of angels (and is protective and purifying), and sodalite represents his mental prowess and psychic mastery (in addition to helping to boost your own).

White howlite skull beads break the set of 27 beads up into three sets of nine, and silver angel wings, flanked by rainbow moonstone (a stone of mystic vision) adorn each end. Fastened to one end of the strand are a handmade leather peacock feather and a silver serpent. The other end features a sealed charm bottle filled with little offerings to Lucifer: graveyard dirt (locally collected after offerings were made), naturally shed snakeskin,mugwort, frankincense, and roses.

The beads are individually hand-knotted on durable white silk thread.

bee spirit prayer beads

Bee Spirit Prayer Beads: honoring the Bee as a spirit ally or animal totem. Bees are traditionally tied to the sun, light, and warmth, and their honey is used to make mead, a sacred drink for the Celtic and Norse cultures. They represent hard work, productivity, abundance, and life’s sweetness. People with Bee as a totem are often fierce defenders of the underdog, concerned with social justice, and fiercely protective of loved ones.

Bees are also connected with the deities Apollon, Vishnu, Krishna, Ra, Cybele, Demeter, and Diana.

Yellow jade (prosperity), smoky quartz (protection), and golden and orange aventurine (determination and creativity) contribute various shades of honey to this beautiful set. Golden bee beads (flanked at each end by faceted cat’s eye) break the set of 27 beads up into three sets of nine. Fastened to one end of the strand are a handmade leather golden three-celled honeycomb and a gold rose charm The other end features a sealed charm bottle filled with little offerings to the Bee spirit: Pacific northwest bee pollen, lemon balm, sunflower petals, and a red clover blossom.

The beads are individually hand-knotted on durable yellow silk thread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. mirron91 says:

    Oh wow, these are really pretty. And super affordable too. My only issue is I don’t really know much in the way of prayers, but I’ll try looking into some for Freya and see if I can make it work.

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    1. I use mine during a breathing meditation I do as part of my regular practice; they can also be used to repeat a simple mantra, or to count repetitions during spellwork, or just to adorn the shrine and make it pretty. 🙂 They make for a nice physical touchstone to a deity, something you can carry around with you anywhere you go to feel connected. I’m considering putting together an ebook on various ways to use them, if there’s any interest in that.

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      1. mirron91 says:

        I’d like that. It would be a nice thing for new people like me.

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  2. draupadi says:

    They look gorgeous, especially the Odin beads. And so exciting that you’re back on Etsy – like old times!

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  3. Thanks! ❤ And not quite like old times yet (in terms of views or sales)–but eventually, I hope! I am revamping my Tarot offerings, and those will go on Etsy too when they're ready. Then probably the prayer beads–but not everything in my Storenvy shop will get moved there, only the things I think people are most likely to buy.

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  4. M.A. Rivera says:

    These look really awesome! Glad to see you’re back on Etsy. I hope things get like old times and better for you soon! Blessings.

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