What are worry beads?
Worry beads are traditionally from Greece. Worry Beads make great gifts too! Everyone in Greece carries glass or gemstone beads strung on a cord. They are usually strung very loose so they can be flipped around your hand throughout the day. Worry beads are great for people with anxious or busy minds. These are a wonderful way to help you focus. Almost like a beaded fidget spinner. You can also leave them in your car for when you’re sitting in traffic or even commuting on the train.
Worry beads look a lot like prayer beads or Buddhist prayer beads. Buddhist prayer beads are 108 beads usually knotted between each bead and they are used for meditation. There are many parts to a mala, or prayer beads which we go over in our “Anatomy of Prayer Beads” post.
How do I make my Worry Beads?
To make your worry beads you will need:
A strand of your favorite gemstone rounds (6mm or 8mm work best)
The proper size silk cord for your gemstone rounds
A focal bead
Hypo- Cement Glue
Silk Knotting Tweezers
To make your worry beads:
Leaving a 5 inch tail before your first bead
Knot as many beads as you would like to make you worry beads with(I usually use around 30 depending on what size beads)
After you knot all your beads add your focal bead
Feed the silk down through your focal bead so both ends of the silk are coming out of the bottom
Tie a knot and add some hypo-cement glue
You can also add a tassel or add a few focal beads going down the bottom