Bespoke Gifts with Meaning

Custom Prayer & Meditation Strands for Everyone!

If you are looking for a personalized and meaningful gift for a friend or relative, one of my prayer & meditation strands could be just the thing. This post provides some options to choose from when ordering a custom strand from my shop. Choose a Patron Saint, a focus symbol and the type of beads and I will do the rest!

They are $19 each including shipping (to US addresses).

Each will be blessed and come with a note explaining the symbols and ingredients used. It will be sent in a cute cloth pouch with a prayer card.

Anatomy of one of my prayer & meditation strands. Each are 6-7″ inches long with hand tied knots to make it strong.

Patron Saints

Here is a list of patron saint medals to choose from. Availability may vary. Links are to pre-made strands available directly from my Etsy store.

  • St. Anne – Mothers, unmarried women, carpenters, child care providers, childless people, children, grandparents, homemakers/housewives, lost articles, miners, mothers, moving house, poverty, pregnancy, seamstresses, sterility and teachers.
  • St. Michael the Archangel – a champion of justice, a healer of the sick, and guardian. Saint Michael symbolizes the victory of good over evil. This medal has a Guardian Angel on the reverse.
  • St. Francis & St. Clare of Assisi – St. Francis is the patron saint of animals, merchants, stowaways and ecology. St. Clare is the patroness of eye disease, television, bicycle messengers, remote viewing, and extrasensory perception (among others).
  • St. Gabriel the Archangel – patron saint of messengers, broadcasting and communications, postal workers, clerics, diplomats, and stamp collectors.
  • St. Raphael the Archangel – patron of travelers, the blind, happy meetings, nurses, physicians, medical workers, matchmakers.
  • St. Cecelia – Patroness of music. musicians (only available as a pre-made chaplet)
  • St. Padre Pio – adolescents, stress & worry
  • St. Dymphna – anxiety, grief, mental health issues
  • St. Christopher – travel / travelers
  • St. Lucy – eyesight, the blind, psychic seers
  • St. Sebastian – archers, athletes, body piercers and of a holy death. He is also considered a protector against plagues.
  • St. Anthony – lost things / people
  • St. Rita – impossible cases, difficult marriages, parenthood
  • St. Jude – desperate cases and lost causes, bringing hope to the hopeless.
  • St. Dismas – thieves, prisoners, people suffering from guilt
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
Patron Saint medals – most say “Pray for Us” on the reverse unless noted above.

Not into Saints? I can make a universal strand without a saint medal but a symbol or charm instead. Send me a custom request!


The following are all in silver tone unless otherwise noted. Availability may vary.

  • Angel of Victory – triumph of good, angelic guidance
  • Bee – Ancestors, Community, connection to spirit (gold only)
  • Butterfly – Life & transformation, beauty
  • Cross/Crucifix – symbol of Christianity, life of Jesus
  • Cowrie shell – symbol of prosperity, feminine power (bronze only)
  • Compass – navigation, safety, guidance (gold only)
  • Elephant – Dignity, grace, female leadership
  • Evil eye / Nazar – Protection, good fortune
  • Feather – relationship to Spirit (antique bronze only)
  • Goddess – divine feminine
  • Hamsa – Protection
  • Heart – love, central wisdom
  • Infinity – limitlessness, initiation, mystery
  • Leaf – growth, rebirth, connection to nature (antique bronze only)
  • Lotus – enlightenment, innate unshakeable goodness
  • Mermaid – awareness, insight, mystery, emotional depth
  • Nautilus shell – Expansion, strength, renewal (glass)
  • Owl – wisdom, intuition (ceramic or silver)
  • Rose – Goddess, unfolding wisdom & creativity
  • Sea Turtle – navigation, persistence (turquoise howlite or silver)
  • Skull – ancestors, cycle of life (purple,green, pink or orange howlite)
  • Starfish – safety, regeneration
  • Tea Pot – friendship, contemplation, kindness, ease
  • Tree of Life – connection to Earth, family, endurance & resilience

Not finding the right symbol? Message me for more options. (I have a lot of single items not on the list)


Below are some of the 8mm beads that I have in stock. The caption has more info on the properties associated with each.

Published by Julienne Givot

Ordained Minister, Maui Wedding Officiant, Maker of Free-range Prayer Beads, Community Radio DJ, Artist. Web Designer

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