All of these were just listed yesterday, on May Day!
GODDESS ISIS: three groupings of nine beads each–8mm sparkly blue goldstone, 8mm orange sodalite (with gorgeous shades of royal and navy blue, white, peach, and orange all swirling together), and 6mm vivid green Russian amazonite–interspersed with gold-plated pewter scarabs, fire-polished royal blue and metallic gold Czech rondelles, 12mm carnelian rounds, and metallic gold seed beads, on cornflower blue silk cord. The ends of the 18″ strand are adorned with a gold-plated winged Isis charm and gorgeous black and white banded agate teardrop, framed by solid copper rounds. (The agate teardrop measures about 1 1/4″ x 7/8″.) $34
BLODEUWEDD: In Welsh mythology, Blodeuwedd was magickally created from flowers to be the wife of Lleu Llaw Gyffes. After she later attempted to murder Lleu with the help of her lover, she was transformed into an owl. In this set, there are three groupings of nine beads each–8mm white howlite, 8mm rhodonite, and 8mm green fluorite rondelles–interspersed with 12mm pale turquoise Czech glass flowers, etched in gold, pink Czech rosettes, gold-fluted white Czech bicones, antiqued brass roses, metallic gold seed beads, and silver-lined pink seed beads, on white silk cord. The ends of the 16 3/4″ strand are adorned with a gold-plated Tierra Cast apple blossom charm and a Mikonos copper owl with beautiful blue-green patina. $26
FRIGGA: three sets of nine beads each–8mm blue sponge quartz, 8mm grey moonstone, and 8mm white turquoise rondelles–interspersed with 12mm silver-plated spiral beads (representing Frigga’s spinning of Wyrd), swirled blue and brown Czech glass rondelles, metallic silver seed beads, and iridescent aqua seed beads, on grey silk cord. The ends of the 16 1/4″ strand are adorned with silver-plated Tierra Cast labyrinth charm (which to me speaks of Frigga’s ability to remain calm and centered in the midst of turmoil) and a genuine antique skeleton key (symbolizing Her status as queen and mistress of the hearth. $28
DIONYSOS: three groupings of eight beads each–8mm green aventurine, 8mm wine-dark garnet, and 8mm sage amethyst–interspersed with 12mm gold hematite roses, fire-polished pale green aurora borealis Czech glass and metallic gold seed beads, on purple silk cord. The ends of the 18 3/4″ strand are adorned with a 25 x 12mm charoite barrel bead, a gold-plated goblet, and a gold-plated cluster of grapes. $25
THE MORRIGAN: three sets of nine beads each (one set for each face of this threefold goddess)–8mm dark garnet (for Badb), 8mm flower amethyst (for Morrigu), and 6mm green verdite (for Macha)–interspersed with 10mm silver hematite roses, 8mm red and deep orange swirled Czech glass rondelles, and copper-lined “black diamond seed beads, on dark red silk. The ends of the 17” strand are adorned with a silver-plated Tierra Cast rose skull bead, a three-dimensional pewter raven, and a three-dimensional pewter raven skull. $28
ODIN: three sets of nine beads each–8mm blue goldstone, 8mm faceted black moonstone (larvikite), and 6mm lapis–interspersed with 10mm silver hematite roses, fire-polished royal blue and metallic gold Czech glass rondelles, and metallic silver seed beads, on dark blue silk. The ends of the 17 3/4″ strand are adorned with a silver-plated Tierra Cast rose skull bead, a cobalt blue glass evil eye protection bead (also symbolizing the eye Odin sacrificed to Mimir’s Well), a three-dimensional pewter raven, and a three-dimensional pewter raven skull. $28
Like prayer beads or a mala, a witches’ ladder is a sacred tool for meditation and ritual. In addition to using it to keep track of repetitions while reciting prayers or mantras, it can also be used during spell work, where incantations sometimes need to be repeated a certain number of times.
My witches’ ladders are made with focus and intent to serve all of these purposes, while also making lovely worry beads and looking absolutely fantastic on your altar or shrine. They are constructed using premium silk beading cord, which is hand-knotted between the beads to give them a beautiful drape and graceful “handle.” They are designed to feel wonderful in your hands, and can be wrapped around your fingers during prayer, looped around the back of your neck while you meditate, or even used as a pendulum! They come in a drawstring organza bag and are small and compact enough to go anywhere with you!
Although designed with the named deities in mind, each set could be used for any Power with whom the gemstones and other imagery resonate for you.