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Athena Wire-Wrapped Pocket Prayer Beads: Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Weaving and Crafts, War, Patron of Artisans, Protector of Cities

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This set of Athena wire-wrapped pocket prayer beads consists of twelve beads, to represent the Greek dodecatheon of twelve gods; there are many more than twelve Greek gods, but most cities had their own group of twelve. Joining the chain is a pendant, a symbol representing the goddess: the owl. The owl is Athena's sacred bird; even today it retains its association with wisdom.

The beads are made with 10mm ice-blue fire-polished Czech glass beads, connected with silver-filled copper jewelry wire in a hand-made wire-wrapped rosary-style chain, (Rosary-style chain is made by threading each bead separately with wire, forming a wire link on either side and joining the beads together with those links. Wire-wrapping adds extra strength and durability to the chain and the finished piece.) The chain 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. 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 Athena, 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.
This set of Athena wire-wrapped pocket prayer beads consists of twelve beads, to represent the Greek dodecatheon of twelve gods; there are many more than twelve Greek gods, but most cities had their own group of twelve. Joining the chain is a pendant, a symbol representing the goddess: the owl. The owl is Athena's sacred bird; even today it retains its association with wisdom.

The beads are made with 10mm ice-blue fire-polished Czech glass beads, connected with silver-filled copper jewelry wire in a hand-made wire-wrapped rosary-style chain, (Rosary-style chain is made by threading each bead separately with wire, forming a wire link on either side and joining the beads together with those links. Wire-wrapping adds extra strength and durability to the chain and the finished piece.) The chain 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. 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 Athena, 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.

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If I can combine shipping on multiple-item purchases, I will do so and refund the overage.

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About Custom Orders.

If you want a set of beads for the Greek, Norse, Celtic or Egyptian gods, similar to the ones in my shop but made with your choice of materials (color and type of bead, type of charm/pendant), that's the easy one. If I need to order the components, there will likely be a delay until they arrive. So if you see a set of beads and wish it were made from something else, we can make that happen!

If you want a set of beads for a Greek god under a specific epithet, I can do that as well--for example, if you want a set for Zeus Meilichios, we might use a snake (a common representation of Zeus in this guise) as the pendant rather than the lightning bolt that is a more typical Zeus symbol.

If you want beads made for a deity from a different pantheon, we'll have to discuss design (number of beads and so forth); since I am more familiar with some groups of gods than with others, some discussions may be more extensive than others. As a multi-faith polytheist I may or may not have ideas already in mind.

Cost will vary depending on components; you can look through the items currently in my store for a rough idea. (I generally use metal components that are sturdy but affordable, so they may not be hypoallergenic. I may be able to order other components if this is an issue but it will add to the cost, and of course to the time it will take to make, and would depend on availability.) Once a design is decided on I can give you a rough estimate of the cost.

Please message me via Etsy with any questions.
About Custom Orders.

If you want a set of beads for the Greek, Norse, Celtic or Egyptian gods, similar to the ones in my shop but made with your choice of materials (color and type of bead, type of charm/pendant), that's the easy one. If I need to order the components, there will likely be a delay until they arrive. So if you see a set of beads and wish it were made from something else, we can make that happen!

If you want a set of beads for a Greek god under a specific epithet, I can do that as well--for example, if you want a set for Zeus Meilichios, we might use a snake (a common representation of Zeus in this guise) as the pendant rather than the lightning bolt that is a more typical Zeus symbol.

If you want beads made for a deity from a different pantheon, we'll have to discuss design (number of beads and so forth); since I am more familiar with some groups of gods than with others, some discussions may be more extensive than others. As a multi-faith polytheist I may or may not have ideas already in mind.

Cost will vary depending on components; you can look through the items currently in my store for a rough idea. (I generally use metal components that are sturdy but affordable, so they may not be hypoallergenic. I may be able to order other components if this is an issue but it will add to the cost, and of course to the time it will take to make, and would depend on availability.) Once a design is decided on I can give you a rough estimate of the cost.

Please message me via Etsy with any questions.

Athena Wire-Wrapped Pocket Prayer Beads: Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Weaving and Crafts, War, Patron of Artisans, Protector of Cities

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fire polished Czech glass beads, metal findings, silver filled copper jewelry wire
  • Feedback: 426 reviews
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