Hekate (Hecate) Prayer Bead Necklace in Smoky Quartz: Greek Goddess of Magic, Witchcraft
This set of Hekate (Hecate) prayer beads in smoky quartz 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 key. Hekate is often depicted holding a key, as is fitting for both her role as a psychopomp who travels to the underworld, and her role as guardian of the entryway to the home.
It is made with 6mm smoky quartz gemstone beads and 8mm moon-and-stars silver-toned metal 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 Hekate, 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.