Skadhi Prayer Bead Necklace in Snowflake Obsidian: Norse Goddess of Winter and the Wilderness
This set of Skadhi prayer beads in snowflake obsidian consists of four sets of nine beads each on the loop, each set separated by a larger spacer bead. Joining the string is an additional bead and a pendant, a symbol representing the goddess: a running wolf. The wolf is dear to Skadhi; when she and Njord lived by the sea, she missed the howl of the wolves above all else.
It is made with 6mm black and white snowflake obsidian gemstone beads and silver-toned divider beads 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 26" (66cm) 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 26" (66cm) 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 Skadhi, 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.