Nanna Prayer Bead Necklace in Rhodonite: Norse Goddess of Love and Devotion, Bride of Baldr
This set of Nanna prayer beads in rhodonite consists of four sets of nine beads each on the loop, each set separated by a larger spacer bead. Joining the string is an additional bead and a pendant, a symbol representing the goddess: a broken heart. In myth, when Nanna's husband died, she died as well from a broken heart and went with him to dwell in the underworld halls of Hel.
It is made with 6mm pink and black rhodonite gemstone beads and 6mm silver-toned knotwork 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 26" (66cm) 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 26" (66cm) loop will fit easily over your head, as this piece has no clasp (although it can be made with one if desired)
The beads come with a prayer to Nanna, 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.