This set of pocket prayer beads for the ancestors and beloved dead consists of a total of thirteen beads, a loop of twelve beads, one for each month of the years of our lives, and another on the string joining the loop, along with a pendant reminding us of those who have gone before us--a skull made from white howlite gemstone.
It is made with 10mm deep grey Czech fire-polished glass beads with an aurora finish, 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 string itself is approximately 11" (28cm) in circumference and is designed to be used in prayer and meditation, to decorate an altar or shrine, and/or to adorn a statue or photograph. The small size makes it easy to keep on hand in a drawer, a purse, or a pocket.
The beads come with a prayer to the ancestors, written specifically to be used with this prayer bead design, and with a cotton muslin bag for storage.
You can, of course, use the beads with any prayers that you choose or that resonate with you.