Solar Tribe Spirit Beads + Prayer Beads + Meditation + Contemplation + Present Moment + Earth Spirituality

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Solar Tribe Spirit Beads + Prayer Beads + Meditation + Contemplation + Present Moment + Earth Spirituality

485.00

A luminous set of prayer beads, suffused with golden light

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:: Solar Tribe :: Spirit Beads ::

+++ Contains Fossil Mammoth and Walrus Ivory: For US Domestic Sale Only +++

This lovely set of Spirit Beads will warm and cheer you on the harshest day.  They embody the life-giving light of the Sun and of Source itself, and are filled with many sparkling citrines, glowing pearls, and soothing hues of cream, buff and bone.  They have a feminine elegance to them that will uplift your soul, but also a calm, earthy presence that is comforting and grounding.  

About Spirit Beads:

I have been making Spirit Beads for over a decade now, and they remain one of my favorite things to do. These long hand-held strands are created for prayer, meditation, ceremony, and present-moment mindfulness practice. You're invited to enter into a living relationship with them, one which will become richer and deeper over time. They're made to give you something physical to touch and hold as a reminder of the presence of Spirit in daily life...everywhere, and in everything. I tend to use mine for centering, to calm me and still my mind, and connect to places that are sacred to me. What I love about Spirit Beads is that you are free to create your own way of using them, any way you choose. This open-ended "shawl" style was originally created by contemporary prayer bead artisan Eleanor Wiley, who has traveled the world teaching others how to make and use their own prayer beads. I will include an information sheet with this set that will give you some suggestions as to how to use them.

These Spirit Beads are meant to work mainly as a hand-held strand of prayer beads, but will also work as a large, ceremonial necklace.  You can wear them in an open-ended fashion, as shown in the photo of the mannequin, or held together by a deer hide tie that will accompany the beads.  They also look lovely kept on your home altar, coffee table, nightstand, or even hung on the wall...any place where they will invite you to pick them up, and easily come to hand.  I have several sets of Spirit Beads and keep them on my mannequin or on the walls so I can always see them. They help bless and energize my workspace and home.

The Amulets:

In a departure for me, the amulets on this strand branch out at intervals from the main strand.  I love the graceful way they look.  Some are on beaded strands, and some are tied on with pale buff deer hide.  Four of them are made with bronze metal clay.  The longest one was molded from prickly pear cactus lace that I found in Finger Rock Canyon in the Catalina Mountains near Tuscon, AZ.  The second long piece was molded from saguaro cactus skeleton found on the opposite side of the Catalinas.  The other two talismans are each half of a piece I molded onsite, pressed onto a stone lying far out in the wilderness of the Mojave desert.

With these are two antique New Guinea shell currency pieces called "kwalia", which I chose because of their resemblance to the disc of the sun, and the sacred spiral of the shell's form.  There is also a coyote bone, and a very nice quartz crystal.  The little translucent white pebble represents a Pueblo-style dragonfly, symbol of water and springtime, which was carved by Pete Sohappy of Galisteo, NM. 

The Beads:

There are many wonderful beads on this strand, including beautiful golden citrine, freshwater pearls, naturally-shed deer antler, ancient and antique stone and shell beads from Asia, Africa and Colombia, fossil walrus ivory from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, and fossil mammoth ivory beads made by Gary Wilson of Tucson, AZ.  There is also rutilated quartz, mother of pearl, fossil shell, Naga conch shell, fish and snake bones, gold-washed African Yoruba brass, fossil palm, yellow calcite, yellow opal, Ethiopian opal, and Mexican fire opal, and more.

The strand was strung on durable medium-weight beading wire (stainless steel fibers coated with nylon), and wherever possible I lined beads with larger holes with glass seed beads to help them sit better on the strand.  This protects the beads and improves the lifetime of the piece, and also improves the way the strand feels when it is worn and held in the hand.

A special thanks to Carol Perich for the handmade silk altar cloth used in the photos.

SIZE: The strand measures 61 1/2" or 1.56 meters end to end. 

CARE:  Because of the mammoth ivory, antler, organic, and clay elements, handle this set with care.   Wipe the beads with a soft, damp cloth if you wish to clean them.

PRESENTATION:  The Solar Tribe Spirit Beads will arrive beautifully giftwrapped. See the shop policies below for details.

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