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How to Make Pagan Prayer Beads


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Devotional Prayer Breads
How to Make Pagan Prayer Beads

A set of devotional beads can celebrate the principles of your tradition.

Image © Patti Wigington 2012; Licensed to About.com

You will need:

Sort your beads and arrange them so they for a pattern that you like. You may want to try different patterns and designs and see which feels right for you.

On the bead strand in the photo, the silver beads represent the lunar months, the purple ones are for the eight sabbats, and rather than using four beads for the cardinal elements, it features three different beads symbolizing the realms of earth, sea and sky which are honored in many Celtic paths.

Once you have your beads aligned the way you like them, string them on the beading wire and knot it securely.

To use your beads in ritual, assign a prayer or short devotional to each bead. As you count them, recite the prayers.

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