This set of Zywia (Ziwia, Ziva) prayer beads consists of a loop of twelve beads; joining the string is an additional bead and a pendant, a symbol representing the goddess: an apple. A statue of the goddess is said to have held such a golden apple in one hand, a cluster of grapes in the other.
It is made with 10mm gold-colored fire-polished glass beads, separated by gold-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 Zywia, 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.