Baldr (Baldur, Balder) Prayer Bead Necklace in Lapis Lazuli: Norse God of Light, Hope, Rebirth
This set of Baldr (Baldur, Balder) prayer beads in lapis consists of four sets of nine beads each on the loop, each set separated by a larger spacer bead. Joining the string is an additional bead and a pendant, a symbol representing the god: a ship. In myth, Baldr owned the greatest of all ships Hringhorni, on which he made his way to the hall of Hella after his death, accompanied by his wife Nanna who had died of a broken heart.
It is made with 6mm lapis lazuli gemstone beads and 8mm knotwork silver-toned 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 26" (66cm) 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 26" (66cm) 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 Baldr, 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.