Many of you who follow this blog, like us on Facebook, go to our Etsy shop, or follow us on Twitter, have seen our many “adverts” for Enchantment Beads©. And, whilst you may think, “ah, they are pretty”, many don’t know why we developed the idea into a working tool or why or how to use them. Fair enough, I wouldn’t have any idea, either, had I not created the idea 🙂 So, here we go ~
I created our Enchantment Beads© because of my own sort of inability to “keep up” with the number of times I “enchanted” a herb for a magickal work, or even new crystals that I wanted to work with. The phone may ring, or the cat may plop into my lap and begin begging, or I may get some random thought in my head that just threw my intention and concentration out the window! I knew I had to come up with a better plan or I may only enchant a herb 8 times instead of 9 or just plainly forget (especially if the phone had rung and I had to take the call).
They look a lot like Prayer beads, yes. But they aren’t. There are 9 large beads on every set, sometimes with little silver spacers in-between and sometimes with smaller beads used as spacers. The idea is to hold them in your free hand, touching each bead as you repeat your enchantment. Some people feel 3x’s is a charm, others (like myself) like the perfect number 9 of the Goddess. How many times is unimportant, apart to the individual Witch. Keeping up with how many times is, especially with our busy lives.
So, there is the basic gist of why and how! Easy peasy! And to make them more individualised for everyone who purchases the Enchantment Beads©, we make them in the representation of the Elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit/Love. On most of our sets we use only quality gemstone beads. We do have a few less expensive sets in which we have used either plastic, coloured glass, or wooden beads…they are beautiful, I just prefer (and feel that most Witches will as well) real gemstone beads. On the Earth set, you will find a small Pentagram charm, on the Air, you will find a pair of feathers, on the Fire, a lovely brass dragon charm, on the Water, a little silver or bronze starfish, and for Spirit/Love, a heart. All bead sets have a silver lanyard clip with which you may clip to your belt or just use for hanging when not in use. No matter how often or little you use them, they will look lovely hanging by your altar!
We’ve just made a new batch of sets in Sodalite (Air), Blue Howlite (Air), Rose Quartz (Water), Malachite (Fire), Aquamarine glass (water), Lapis Lazuli (Air), Tiger’s Eye (Earth) and we have all representations available so please visit our Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SpeakingofWitchWands to order! With Yule and Christmas coming, please don’t wait! And, we can also make a representation just for you, which you can access on our Etsy page. Also, please give us a like on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SpeakingofWitchWands and follow us on Twitter @SpeakingofWytch! Thank you and Blessed be!
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