- Prayer beads for Artenus, Greek goddess of the wilderness, goddess of the hunt, protector of young women
- Devotional beads for prayer and meditation, may be worn as a necklace
- Approximately 33" (84 cm) in length, made with 6mm amazonite, natural stone beads may vary in appearance
- Made by hand with love and care at a very small home-based business
This set of Artemis prayer beads in amazonite consists of four sets of twelve beads each on the loop, each set separated by a larger bead. Joining the string is an additional bead and a pendant, a symbol representing the goddess: the bow and arrow. Like her brother Apollo, Artemis is well known as a skillful archer. She was as well a patron goddess of hunters.
It is made with 6mm amazonite gemstone beads and silver-toned metal divider 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. The loop itself is approximately 33" (83.8cm) in circumference. It is designed to be used in prayer and meditation, to decorate an altar or shrine, and/or to adorn a statue.
The beads can also be worn slipped over the head as a necklace. If you plan to wear it, please make sure a 33" (83.8cm) loop will fit easily over your head, as this piece has no clasp (although it can be made with one if desired--please contact me for information on customization!)
The beads come with a prayer to Artemis, 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.