Ever since I read Eat, Love, Pray I've wanted beads.
Not necessarily for ritual, or for repetitive 'prayer', if you will, but as a conscious/subconscious/spiritual consciousness reminder during meditation.
This first strand's intention is Love. (I've made a couple more since then.)
Now I have my beads.
And I love them.
I loved creating them with my bare hands. I made them consciously, as I knew for what purpose they were as I was crafting them.
I've washed them, and I've oiled them. And no doubt I'll be setting them out under the New, and then the Full Moon.
Yay for Love beads.