Ran Prayer Bead Bracelet: Norse Goddess of the Sea
This Ran prayer bead bracelet consists of nine beads, recalling the nine worlds connected by Yggdrasil,the World Tree. At the end of the string is a pendant, a symbol representing the goddess: a mermaid.
This piece is a smaller, lighter, more easily wearable adaptation of my pocket prayer beads and comes with an adaptation of the same prayer.
The bracelet is made from 8mm aqua blue Czech fire-polished glass beads separated by gold-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. It is 6.5 inches (17.2cm) long with a 2-inch (5cm) chain to adjust for size and fit; it adjusts from 6.5-8.5 inches (17.2-22.3cm) in length and fits most wrists from 6-8 inches (15.24-20.3cm). It is designed to be worn and used in prayer or meditation, but may also be used to decorate an altar or shrine, or to adorn a statue.
The beads come with a prayer to Ran 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.