This set of Persephone 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: a pomegranate. The pomegranate is perhaps Persephone's most important symbol in that it represents her agreement that--having eaten of its seeds--she would spend a part of each year with Hades her husband, and a part on the surface with her mother.
It is made with 6mm smoky quartz gemstone beads and 6mm silver-toned metal beads, separated by three silver-toned metal spacer beads in the shape of skulls, 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 Persephone, 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.