Handfasting Cord Set - 4 Elements - Earth - Water - Fire - Air - Personalized pendants option

Handfasting Cord Set - 4 Elements - Earth - Water - Fire - Air - Personalized pendants option



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Cotton, Metal Ends, Seashells

The four elements handfasting set has its roots in Celtic Traditions as an Elemental Blessing. It involves blessing with the four fundamental elements that underlie all of creation: air, fire, water and earth, symbolized by the colors yellow, red, blue and green. The honoring of these elements is an important aspect of many ancient traditions and it is a very popular inclusion in wedding ceremonies.

Pendants are optional, you can choose those you see in the pictures, or choose your own, just put your choice in the personalization box.

If you wish have your cords finished with just the Celtic cone endings and no pendants, choose "No pendants" in the Variation dropbox, and state whether you want silver or gold cones.

*Note - if you want different pendants on either end of one cord, we can do that too!

Water: Celtic Knot and Leaf

The cord is made from soft natural cotton that drapes beautifully and feels wonderful to the touch.

These cords will make a wonderful addition to your ceremony. They will be a lasting symbol of your union that you can treasure and display throughout your lives together.


***Dimensions (approx.)***

CORD: Metric Size:
The length of the cord is 183cm and the width is 9mm.

CORD: Size in Inches:
The length of the cord is 6 foot (72 inches) and the width is 0.35 inches.

Here are the approximate dimensions of the pendants, measured from top to bottom:

Sacred Flower 40mm / 1.5 "

Flower Power 28mm / 1.1"

Celtic Cross 38mm / 1.5"

Double Heart 16mm / 0.6"

Claddagh 16mm / 0.6"

Triskele: 28mm / 1.1"

Leaf: 44mm / 1.7"

Moon: 30mm / 1.2"

Deep Heart: 30mm / 1.2"

Triquetra (s): 20mm / 0.8"

Celtic Knot: 25mm / 1"

Tree of Life: 20mm / 0.8"

Lotus: 20mm / 0.8"

Infinity Knot: 17mm / 0.7"

4-Leaf Clover: 12mm / 0.5"

Flower of Life: 20mm / 0.8"

Family Tree: 17mm / 0.7"

Ancestor Tree - 24mm / 0.9"

Big Leaf - 60mm / 2.4"

Celtic Heart Tree - 23mm / 0.9"

Triquetra Large - 30mm / 1.2"

World Tree - 29mm / 1.1"

Triquetra Heart - 24mm / 0.9"

Infinity Heart - 22mm / 0.8"

Norse Tree - 25mm / 1"

Pentagram - 25mm / 1"

Here are the approximate dimensions of the gold tone pendants, measured from top to bottom:

Gold Tone Deep Heart: 30mm / 1.2"

Gold Tone Double Heart 16mm / 0.6"

Gold Tone Sacred Flower 42mm / 1.6"

Gold Tone Celtic Knot: 25mm / 1"

Gold Tone Family Tree : 17mm / 0.7"

Gold Tone Triquetra: 30mm / 1.2"

Shell - range in size from 25mm - 30mm / 1" - 1.2"

Thank you for considering purchasing from this shop. We are an Irish couple living in Portugal and sharing our Celtic craft skills and traditions across the world.

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Elodie Wolke Jan 3, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

We bought this cord to be our hand fasting cord and then our officient wrote a hand fasting that needed three cords so we had to scrounge up two chords on the day of the wedding but this one was by far the most beautiful. It was so soft and well made. We absolutely loved it!

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Kathleen Feb 16, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

The photos don’t do the cords justice. They are so beautiful in person! I cannot wait until these are used at our summer wedding!! Thank you so much! Highly recommend! I had to check on shipping due to Covid delays and got an immediate response from the seller. Highly recommend this seller and these cords! ❤️

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Romy Feb 15, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I’m so SO happy with how beautiful this chord is. I couldn’t find anything else like it in the US. The quality is outstanding and communication with the seller was great. They got it all shipped out to me in time for my wedding. Can’t wait to use it!

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caroline maduro Mar 26, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Hey willow, The hand fasting cords are very beautiful and you can see that they are made with love. They were also delivered very quickly which made me very happy. we are excited to use them for our wedding they will certainly add something extra to our wedding ceremony. The colors of the cords are very beautiful and so are the charms, They look nicer and better in real life than in the picture. Kind regards Caroline thanks for the handwritten note we will send you a photograph of the handfasting when we are getting married

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