The Olive is a prayer bead for the new beginnings of life – both the welcome ones as well as those that you might not want to face. The prayer bead is crafted from olivewood beads and Ichthys-cross that originate from a Nazareth-based family business. Olivewood or oiltree is mentioned in the Bible in several occasions. Olivewood is also mentioned in a story where Noah sends a dove to search for land and finally, the dove returns with an olive leaf to signal the end of the flood.

The three crude beads in the prayer bead are Rudraksha seeds. The two green glass beads are handmade. In Lutheran liturgy, the green colour recurring in the prayer bead is the colour of hope, eternal life and growth – the colour of new beginnings.


  • Shipping within Finland: Free. No tracking.
    Shipping, other countries: Flat fee 10 euros. With tracking.
    Please notice that eventual customs fees are on buyer's responsibility.

    The approx. shipping time as follows:

    Nordic countries: 3-5 working days

    Other European countries: 2-7 working days

    Rest of the world: 3-14 working days

  • Olive prayer bead:

    29 olivewood beads
    3 Rudraksha beads
    2 green glass beads
    1 Ichthys-cross (olive wood)
    Metallic seed beads
    The prayer bead has been bound with nylon beading thread.