## Sacred Circle Necklaces
A Sacred Circle Necklace is a beaded necklace which holds special beads to represent three different aspects of Paganism: The Lunar Cycle, The Wheel of the Year, and the Five Elements. The beads which represent these aspects are chosen by the creator of the necklace. More than one necklace can be made with different beads for different representations. I have about 13 necklaces in all. Here is what you need and how to space the beads:
13 beads to represent 13 moons (I use 13 of the same beads)
8 beads to represent 8 spokes of the Wheel of the Year (Samhain, Winter Solstice, Candlemas, Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice, Lammas, Autumn Equinox) I use 8 of the same beads but you can find ones to represent each of the 8 spokes
4 beads to represent the 4 elements (Spirit is the Fifth Element and is represented by you when you are wearing the necklace. Again, I use 4 of the same beads but you can find different ones for the different directions.
Spacer beads to go inbetween - larger seed beads. Usually 7-10 in a row between segments. These will be the basic color of your necklace.
The sequence for threading goes as follows:
Direction Bead, Spacers, Moon Bead, Spacers, Sabbat Bead, Spacers, Moon Bead, Spacers, Sabbat Bead, Spacers, Moon Bead
Repeat this cycle three more times and end with the 13th moon which will rest by the 1st moon (with spacers in between).
Now, you can vary this and get as creative as you like. In some of my necklaces I let a sequence of beads represent the Sabbats or the Elements or the Moons. For example, in stead of just 0 representing a Sabbat, I might use three beads in a sequence to reprensent the Sabbat like this: o0o . I would use that sequence eight times around.
by SpiderWomon
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