These Pagan prayer beads are created one at a time, specially for each individual, with thought and intent. They may vary slightly from the ones in the photograph. Each comes in three styles: large hand-painted wood, medium glass/stone/bone (8-10mm), and large glass/stone/bone (10-12mm). Each made will be slightly different, but the photos will show you the general look of the piece. Some are quite long, others are more "necklace-size". Some styles come with a pendant, some do not. This is stated in the description.
We use natural and handcrafted materials. What stone or glass bead is used for what depends partly on availability of certain beads in different sizes, but largely on symbolism of color and stone. We paint the wooden beads ourselves, and shellac them. We don't use plastic beads, as natural materials hold a better energy charge. The strings for these beads are generally handspun on a Viking-style soapstone spindle of wool, mohair, silk, flax, or some combination of these. Some stone/glass sets are strung on "tiger tail" wire for durability. We can string any set on fishing line or "tiger tail" wire, on request. If your prayer beads ever get broken, we are happy to restring them for the cost of shipping. (There may be a small charge to replace missing beads.) Email us for more information.
Each set of beads comes with its own prayer. With the help of devoted practitioners of many traditions, we have crafted line-by-line prayers to use in the telling of each strand of beads. Excerpts from the prayers are shown for each set. Of course, you may also use the beads for silent contemplation, magical focus, decoration, or your own personal prayers.
We welcome special requests. If you would like something different from what is listed, please ask and we will do our best to work with you and find something suitable. If you would like a set of a specific combination of materials, colors, or correspondences, send us an email. We will even craft sets for specific deities, traditions, or purposes to suit your individual needs. Do not hesitate to contact us with any special requests. We can also make custom pendants for any of the beads.
Please select the correct shipping method. It is not automatically determined from your shipping address. Shipping is $5 withing the US, $15 for all other countries. If you select US shipping for an international address, we will send a PayPal invoice for the additional $10. If you are ordering multiple sets of beads shipped to the international address, contact us for a shipping discount. Beads are custom made at the time of order, so expect up to 4 weeks for your beads to arrive.
To pay by check or money order, mail us your payment with a note specifying your shipping address, email (or phone number if you have no email), the style/variety of beads you are ordering and any special instructions you have. Mail this to: Raven Kaldera, Cauldron Farm, 12 Simond Hill Rd. Hubbardston MA 10452. Payment may be sent as a check or money order, payable to Raven Kaldera. You can email us your order and then mail a check, if you prefer.
For vendors: We have had a lot of requests about wholesaling and drop-shipping our beads through other online businesses. Because we sell these beads for a very small markup above cost, they cannot be wholesaled. Our motivation in selling them is not to make lots of money, but to promote prayer to Pagans, and as such we keep prices as affordable as possible. This is not a business for us. It is an act of devotion to the Gods. We are happy to drop-ship, but we cannot offer a discount.