Announcement Handcrafted prayer beads and rosaries. Made with loving care, quality, and durability in mind.
Handcrafted prayer beads and rosaries. Made with loving care, quality, and durability in mind.
Kathryn Burke on Jul 13, 2016
These prayer beads came quickly, and were exactly as described. Beautiful!
E Swope on Jul 12, 2016
Thank you for your beautiful design! I am so looking forward to incorporating it into my prayer time.
Handmade Prayer Beads and Rosaries
† History of Prayer Beads
The practice of using prayer beads began more than 5,000 years ago in India, where pebbles were carried in a pouch to count prayers. Later these pebbles were developed into a string of beads called a Mala.
The practice of praying with beads for Christians is believed to originate with the Desert Fathers around the 3rd Century B.C. where they also carried pebbles in a leather pouch for counting prayer. Many years later these pebbles became beads and were strung on cord.
Our modern English word bead is from the Anglo-Saxon "bede" which translates to "prayer". During the Middle Ages the practice of praying with beads spread throughout Europe and was used in Catholic monasteries. It began with 150 beads to mark the 150 Psalms to recite in a cycle each week. Eventually another form of prayer and beads were created, these became what is now known as the Rosary. The rosary was widely used throughout the Middle Ages and in the year 1520 the Pope sanctioned it.
Prayer beads have remained an important part of spiritual practice providing aid in meditation and prayer. Over the years the beads have transformed and changed to various styles and types depending on the religious group or personal need.
† About My Shop
As a Shop Owner my top priority is the quality of my products and the satisfaction of my customers.
All of my jewelry items are handmade with a spiritual purpose, intended for prayer and meditation, life challenges, faith, and spiritual growth.
Prayer beads are hand made one-at-a-time with genuine gemstones and wood components. Each set of prayer beads are created with loving care, quality, and durability.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments. Thank you for stopping by.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- USPS First Class
- USPS Priority Mail
- USPS First Class International
International orders are shipped via USPS First-Class Package International Service and delivery times vary by location, overseas shipping times may take as long as 3 to 4 weeks. Tracking information is NOT available for internationally shipped packages. Please be aware of any possible international customs charges or import regulations.
Refunds and Exchanges
* Items requested for refund must be in original unused condition.
* The original shipping costs are non-refundable.
* International orders are sold as-is.
HOW TO REQUEST A REFUND
1. The REFUND POLICY criteria listed above must be met to request a refund.
2. Please include in your request a note stating the reason for your return.
4. You will receive an e-mail with instructions on where to ship your return.
5. You are responsible for paying the postage to return the item.
6. Upon receipt of items in their original unused condition a refund will be issued.
Due to the nature of all items being handcrafted goods, exchanges will be determined on a case by case basis.
All items over $50 are subject to a 10% restocking fee, this will be deducted from your refund.
If your item breaks due to normal wear and tear within 90 days of purchase simply contact me in order to send the item back for a free restring. You are responsible for paying postage to ship the item for repair, I will pay the postage to ship the item back to you upon completion of repair. This guarantee applies to all items strung on wire, and it does not include items strung on stretchy material. International orders are sold as-is and are not covered under the guarantee.
Additional policies and FAQs
Beads are not intended to be used as a toy or by children.
Designs, text, and photos are © Unspoken Elements, all rights reserved.