This set of rune poem meditation beads in lapis lazuli consists of twenty-four beads, for the twenty-four runes of the Elder Futhark. Joining the string is another bead and pendant, a symbol representing the god as he rides the eight-legged horse Sleipnir, the swiftest of steeds. Odin discovered the runes while having hanged himself on the Yggdrasil, the World Tree.
It is made with 10mm lapis lazuli gemstone 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 16" (40cm) 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 small size makes it easy to keep on hand in a drawer, a purse, or a pocket.
The beads come with twenty-four verses of the historic rune poems for use in meditation, 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.