Spirit Beads for Prayer and Meditation + Baltic Amber + Antler + Ancient Ivory + Primitive + Prehistoric

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Spirit Beads for Prayer and Meditation + Baltic Amber + Antler + Ancient Ivory + Primitive + Prehistoric

350.00

Beautifully primitive, warming, and so lightweight! These Spirit Beads are full of the most wonderful, gentle energy

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:: Paleo Days :: Spirit Beads ::

+++ Contains Ancient Alaskan Walrus Ivory: For US Domestic Sale Only +++

I created this lovely set of Spirit Beads during a very dark, cold, snowy day last week. Yes, at a mile in altitude we do get snow in New Mexico! The weather put me in mind of the Ice Age hunter-gatherers who used to walk this landscape hunting mammoths, mastodons, giant sloths, camels and many other beasts long gone from here. What a sight that must have been to see. The strand is almost entirely made of warming and comforting amber of every variety and color, punctuated with antler, ancient ivory and a single crystal. This one feels wonderful in the hands and is light enough to easily wear.

Components:

Talismans: Brown Baltic amber, ancient walrus ivory artifact (excavated on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska), polymer clay pod with desert sand and bronze metal leaf, polymer clay faux antique bone.

Beads: Raw and polished Baltic amber in various colors, naturally-shed deer and elk antler, coyote bone, ancient walrus ivory, bone prayer beads, antique dyed camel bone prayer beads, double terminated Himalayan quartz crystal, Czech glass spacer beads. Strung on medium weight beading wire with linen yarn wraps.

About Spirit Beads:

I have been making Spirit Beads for nearly 20 years now, and they remain one of my favorite things to do. These long hand-held strands are created for prayer, meditation, ceremony, and present-moment mindfulness practice. You're invited to enter into a living relationship with them, one which will become richer and deeper over time. They're made to give you something physical to touch and hold as a reminder of the presence of Spirit in daily life...everywhere, and in everything. I tend to use mine for centering, to calm me and still my mind, and connect to places that are sacred to me. What I love about Spirit Beads is that you are free to create your own way of using them, any way you choose.

This open-ended "shawl" style was originally created by contemporary prayer bead artisan Eleanor Wiley, who has traveled the world teaching others how to make and use their own prayer beads. Eleanor's work was a great inspiration to me in the early days of jewelry designing and continues to be so today.  I will include an information sheet with this set that will give you some suggestions as to how to use them. 

These beads look lovely kept on your home altar, coffee table, nightstand, or even hung on the wall...any place where they will invite you to pick them up, and easily come to hand.  I have several sets of Spirit Beads and keep them on my mannequin or on the walls so I can always see them. They help bless and energize my workspace and home.

SIZE: The strand measures 54 1/2" end to end. 

CARE:  Of course this is durable and made for daily handling, but amber can break so don't be overly rough.   Wipe the beads with a soft, damp cloth if you wish to clean them, as antler will split if soaked in water.

PRESENTATION: These Spirit Beads will arrive beautifully gift wrapped. See the shop policies below for details.

++ Shipping is included in the price. ++

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