Eris Prayer Bead Necklace in Pyrite: Greek Goddess of Discord, Strife and Rivalry, Provoker of Competition, Agent of Ambition
This set of Eris prayer beads 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 representing the goddess: the golden apple. Eris is perhaps best known in myth for starting the Trojan war when--angered at being disrespected--she threw a golden apple marked "For the Fairest" into the midst of a group of goddesses and let what would happen, happen.
It is made with 6mm pyrite gemstone beads and gold-toned metal divider 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 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 Eris, 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.