This set of prayer beads for the Fates (Moirai) consists of four sets of twelve beads each on the loop, each set separated by a larger bead. The Fates were three in number, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. Joining the string is a triple pendant with symbols for each of the three: a spinning wheel for Clotho, who spins the thread of our lives; a measuring tape for Lachesis, who measures the thread; and a set of scissors or shears for Atropos, who, in the end, cuts the thread.
It is made with 6mm lapis lazuli gemstone beads and 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 the Fates 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.