Hera Prayer Bead Necklace in Lapis Lazuli: Greek Goddess of the Heavens, Marriage and Fidelity, Queen of Olympus
This set of Hera prayer beads in lapis 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: a peacock. The peacock was Hera's favorite bird; when her servant, the many-eyed Argus, was killed, she honored him by placing his eyes in the peacock's tail feathers.
It is made with 6mm blue lapis lazuli gemstone beads and 8mm silver-toned metal 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 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 Hera, 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.