In Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, campers are given one bead at the end of the summer to add to their camp necklace. This bead commemorates the most important event to impact the half-blood world during the previous year. This necklace holds all four beads belonging to Percy Jackson himself at the end of the series.
Bead 1: A green trident on a black field. Commemorates Percy being claimed by his father Poseidon, and his subsequent trip into the underworld. (Book 1, The Lightning Thief)
Bead 2: A golden ram’s fleece on a blue field. Celebrates the journey over the sea to recover the golden fleece from a Cyclops. (Book 2, The Sea of Monsters)
Bead 3: Daedalus’s labyrinth, in Grecian pottery style. Chronicles the half-bloods’ journey through the labyrinth. (Book 4, The Battle of the Labyrinth)
Bead 4: The Empire State Building, surrounded by Greek letters. Mourns the loss of all the half-bloods that died at the battle in New York. (Book 5, The Last Olympian)
To clarify, there is no bead for Book 3 (the Titan’s Curse) since it is the only book that takes place in the winter, and campers receive their beads at the end of summer. Also, the lettering around bead 4 should be camper’s names, but space constraints forced the issue, and Greek letters were used instead. This necklace was complimented by Mr. Riordan himself at a book signing!
A few optional items can be added to this necklace:
- The sand dollar Percy received from his father at the end of The Battle of the Labrynth. (Charm is shown in last photo, and is not available in sterling silver/hypo-allergenic metals.)
- The "Probatio" tablet given to Percy by Reyna at the beginning of "The Son of Neptune".
The beads are strung on a leather cord with a handmade copper fastener. Each bead is hand-painted, so there may be slight variations in the images, but all should look very, very close to the picture provided. All images are repeated around the other side of the bead. Default length is 19", but if you would like the necklace longer or shorter, please let me know in the PayPal comments.
The beads are strung on a black or brown (shown) leather cord with a lobster clasp fastener. The color of the cord is your choice, but it is described as black in the books. Each bead is painted with a gloss to prevent paint chipping, but may not be waterproof.
All necklace fastenings are hypo-allergenic, but add-ons may contain base metals.
Camp Half-Blood shirts also available:https://www.etsy.com/listing/114020970/