Vellamo Pocket Prayer Beads: Finnish Goddess of the Sea
This set of Vellamo pocket prayer beads consists of a loop of twelve beads; joining the string is another bead and a pendant, a symbol of the goddess: a seahorse, a reminder of her connection with the ocean and its beasts.
It is made with 10mm deep blue-green fire-polished Czech glass 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 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, although it may be worn loosely on the wrist as a bracelet if desired. 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 Vellamo, 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, or for any god or gods, that you choose or that resonate with you.