This set of Atum (Atem, Tem) prayer beads includes twelve beads, a reminder of the twelve parts of the Duat, the world of the Egyptian afterlife. The string is joined by an additional bead and a pendant representing the god: a drop of water, appropriate for a god who arose from the primordial waters and reminiscent of several of the myths in which he begat Shu (Air) and Tefnut (Water).
It is made with 10mm aqua blue fire-polished glass beads with an aurora finish, 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 string itself is approximately 11" (28cm) in circumference and is designed to be used in prayer and meditation, to decorate an altar or shrine, and/or to adorn a statue. The small size makes it easy to keep on hand in a drawer, a purse, or a pocket.
The beads come with a prayer to Atum, written specifically to be used with this prayer bead design, 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.