Ankh Prayer Bead Bracelet in Lapis Lazuli, Egyptian Symbol of Life
This ankh prayer bead bracelet consists of twelve beads, a reminder of the twelve parts of the Duat, the world of the Egyptian afterlife. At the end of the string is a pendant, an ankh, the Egyptian hieroglyph for life.
The bracelet is made from 8mm lapis lazuli gemstone beads separated by silver-toned metal spacer beads and glass seed beads to provide a comfortable transition from one bead to the next and to make the piece lightweight, supple and easy to handle. It is approximately 7 inches (17.8cm) long with a 2-inch (5cm) chain to adjust for size and fit; it adjusts from 7-9 inches (17.8-22.9cm) in length and fits most 7-9" wrists (but can be made for other wrist sizes as well--please contact me for more information on customization!). It is designed to be worn and used in prayer or meditation, but may also be used to decorate an altar or shrine, or to adorn a statue.
The beads come with a prayer to the Egyptian gods, and with a cotton muslin bag for storage.
You can, of course, use the beads with any prayers, or for any god or gods, that you choose or that resonate with you.