Lutheran prayer beads, Lutheran rosary, hand-wired, stainless steel, Rudraksha seeds, green Malay Jade, detailed Pardon crucifix, OOAK

$57.00

This set of Lutheran prayer beads is wired on Stainless steel eye pins. It features Rudraksha seeds, green Malay Jade, and a detailed, well-made Pardon crucifix.

This rosary is hand-wired using silver-toned stainless steel eye pins and my trusty little looper tool.

The smaller beads are 6mm Rudraksha seeds. Rudraksha seeds are used for making Buddhist and Hindu malas. More info on the history of Rudraksha seeds will be added below.

The larger beads are 10mm dark green Malay jade beads.
Malay jade is dyed Quartzite.

The crucifix is a silver-toned metal budded crucifix. It's detailed and well-made.

This rosary is 16 1/2 inches long from the center top to the bottom of the crucifix.
It is 56x34mm.
25.4mm is about 1 inch.

Please note one of the Sunday beads is offset at the center. It is supposed to be that way.

All rosaries, prayer beads, and malas will come in a small organza bag for safe storage.

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In doing my research, I found that some Lutherans use the Catholic rosary with modified prayers, some use the Anglican rosary with modified prayers, and some use no rosary or prayer beads at all.

There are several different variations on the Lutheran rosary, but they all center around Lent.

This version was created in 2005 by a seminary member and his wife. This was at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.

As mentioned before, the rosary is centered around the Lenten season.
There are six sets of six beads representing the days of the week excluding Sunday.
Then there are 7 larger beads representing the Sundays.
Then where they are joined, one of the Sunday beads, and four small ones, then a crucifix.

I do not claim to know everything about this rosary, but my research is ongoing.

I will be adding more information about the symbolism, history, and how to pray the Lutheran rosary.

If you would prefer a cross instead of a crucifix, please let me know and I will swap it out for you.

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RUDRAKSHA

Rudraksha is a seed traditionally used as prayer beads in Hinduism. Rudraksha bead are covered by an outer shell of blue color on fully ripening, hence also called blueberry beads.

Rudraksha is the term is used both for the berries themselves and as a term for the type of mala made from them. There is a long tradition of wearing Rudraksha beads in India, particularly among Shaivism, due to their association with Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva himself wears Rudraksha garlands.

There are different types of rudraksha seeds, varying in the number of grooves (faces) on the surface. The most common and reportedly the safest type is the one with five faces, also called a panchmukhi rudraksha. These can be worn by everyone and it is believed that they can soothe the nerves, improve watchfulness and lower blood pressure.

Rudraksha is a natural seed, found within the vibrant blue fruit of the evergreen Elaeocarpus ganitrus, it is indigenous to the Himalayas across India and Nepal. It also flourishes in other areas of Southeast Asia, where the volcanic soil is conducive to its growth.

The Rudraksha trees and beads found in the Himalayas are said to hold the greatest power and strength, as they are fed by the holy lands and rivers of the Himalayas. They are found in the Himalayas in India and Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea to Australia, Guam, and Hawaii.

Rudraksha literally means “the tears of Shiva”. It is said while contemplating Man’s suffering, Shiva unexpectedly began to cry tears of compassion. As his tears fell, he guided them towards Earth and transformed them into divine seeds…for the benefit of those seeking freedom from suffering and union with the Divine.

Divine qualities of these beads were first noted in ancient Hindu scriptures and have been carried forward through the ages. These qualities are said to settle the mind, increase mental clarity, memory and general awareness, reduce stress and depression, free negative thoughts and calm the central nervous system.

Rudraksha beads have been worn by Buddha, the Dalai Lama, Gandhi and many enlightened Indian Yogis. It is believed that anyone can benefit from wearing these sacred pieces.

Here are a few links to websites and articles about Rudraksha:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudraksha

https://omshivaloka.com/rudraksha-benefits/

https://isha.sadhguru.org/us/en/wisdom/article/the-significance-of-rudraksh

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Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are welcome.
If I have the materials available, I'll be glad to make whatever you'd like.
Usually, there is no charge for changes to an existing item, unless I have to special order something.

Tell me about the prayer beads, malas, and rosaries.

Well, a friend asked if I could make him some rosaries. I tried, and discovered I really enjoyed making them.

After I made a few rosaries, I started researching other types of prayer beads, rosaries, and malas.
There are several types in the shop now, and more will be added.

Please be assured that whichever type of prayer beads I am working on, I make them all with great care and reverence.
Whatever your religion or belief system, I will always be respectful.

What's the difference in all the types of Jade that I see for sale?

It can be a bit confusing! lol

Jade, real Jade, comes in two forms:
Jadeite and Nephrite.
Jadeite is the most desired form of the two.
Both come in many colors. The main difference is the crystalline structure that makes up the stone.

Malaysian, or Malay Jade, is the industry name for expertly dyed, translucent Quartz. It often passes for quality Jade.

Mashan, aka Mountain Jade or Candy Jade, is the industry name for expertly dyed, white Dolemite Marble. It is sought after for its vibrant colors.

The Jade I use is all Malay Jade. (To the best of my knowledge).

Do you do custom orders or will you make substitutions?

Yes.

Any item made with glass pearls can now be made with Czech faceted glass or Malay Jade if I have the right colors.
Any item can be made with different color beads or metal types.
There may be a slight charge for substitution.
I have eye pins and other findings, rosary parts, and some charms in silver, gold, or gunmetal tone, bronze, and copper.
I do have some stainless steel bangles, findings, and charms.
.925 findings are also available. Inquire for info.
I can change any cross, crucifix, rosary center, charm, etc. to your preference.
I can do any name, phrase, or quote in Morse Code jewelry. (I won't promote hate speech).
In addition to glass pearls, Czech glass, and Malay Jade, I have gemstones, glass, acrylic, and metal beads.

What is Morse Code jewelry?

Well, Morse Code is a character code represented by dots and dashes, originally used to send messages by telegraph, later by flashes of light or by radio. It uses dots and dashes to represent letters and numbers.
Morse code jewelry is jewelry made with words or phrases using beads. I use two colors. One for the dots (.) and another for the (-). Most of my jewelry is made on eye pins using pearls or other beads, and the eye pins are connected much like rosary chain. Each letter, for instance, A, (.-), would have its own eye pin. I like the concept because I can spell out anything...Grandchildren's names, movie quotes, or more subversive messages, and no one will know what they say! Well, I'll know. lol

More Morse Code info

I like being able to wear my Grandchildren's names without worrying about giving away too much knowledge to people that don't need to know.
Or wearing my feelings about a controversial topic or person. I can wear my jeweley to the mall or grocery store, or to a family reunion, and no one knows what it says. Bwahaha. No heart attacks, arguments, or shocking Grandma.
YES, I do custom orders. Your names or phrases, your color choices, etc. Price is based on the number of pearls, spacers, etc. that I use.
I have many items already made and ready to ship.

Do you have any info on pendulums or gemstones?

Here are a few links to get you started:

http://www.crystalinks.com/pendulum.html
http://healing.about.com/cs/tools/ht/How_pendulums.htm
http://peopleof.oureverydaylife.com/cleanse-charge-pendulum-6505.html
http://www.holisticshop.co.uk/articles/guide-pendulum-dowsing
http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/PENDULUMS-How-To-Make-Choose-Cleanse-Program-and-USE-a-Pendulum
https://www.healingcrystals.com/How_to_Clear_Clean_Crystals_Articles_9239.html

Do you have more info on gemstones or Pendulums?

http://www.judyhall.co.uk
http://loveandlighthealingschool.com/pendulum-dowsing-for-beginners-some-helpful-tips-for-successful-dowsing-by-kelly-small/
*For more information on heated, treated and man-made crystals, see this article:
https://www.healingcrystals.com/article_info.php?articles_id=11914&

Any info on Chakras?

CHAKRAS!
Here are a few links to get you started:

https://blog.mindvalley.com/7-chakras/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-91/The-7-Chakras-for-Beginners.html
https://chopra.com/articles/what-is-a-chakra
http://www.chakras.info/7-chakras/
http://www.chakras.info/
https://iarp.org/chakra-basics/

When are the Sabbat dates for 2020? Full moon dates?

This is a good place to start for info on Paganism, as well as the Wheel of the Year, and dates for Sabbats in both Hemispheres. You may have to copy and paste the link.
https://www.learnreligions.com/pagan-wiccan-calendar-4110202