Hestia Prayer Bead Necklace in Carnelian and Yellow Jade: Greek Goddess of Hearth, Home and Family
This set of Hestia prayer beads in carnelian and yellow jade 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 fire. As guardian of the hearthfire, Hestia's essence is well represented by the flame itself. The word "Hestia" was not only the name of the goddess but the name of the hearth itself.
It is made with 6mm red carnelian and yellow jade gemstone beads and silver-toned metal divider beads, separated by three 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 Hestia, 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 resonaou.