Ten Carved Wooden Skull Beads - Paternoster - Gothic - Memento Mori


Beads Only! Enough skulls beads to make a Tenner! These "Remember Death" beads are approx. 16mm or 5/8" high and are made of hand carved wood. The beads are not connected with wire links as pictured. The drilled hole is large enough to accommodate a cord to hang them as a necklace.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail - Insured so that you receive your package in 2-3 days once it is posted, plus you can track it on-line. The basic cost is $8 for S&H for a small flat rate box, so we will add a much to it as possible for the same price. Just let us know and we will combine shipping with additional items. Offer is limited to $100 total value of package due to insurance fees.

Small skulls only! Rosary/paternosters shown in pictures are not included. The large skull is available in a separate listing:

See "memento mori" rosaries at our Rosaries & Paternosters section: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PalaceGallery?section_id=16637266&
Jewelry with skulls can be found in the New World and the Old World Jewelry sections.

See our Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PalaceGallery

Memento Mori Jewelry, including rosaries, with its unflinching use of symbols of death and its purposeful message, "Remember you must die" was widely worn in Western Europe during the 16th century. A constant reminder that life is temporary and heaven should be the ultimate goal, its intention was to encourage virtuous living.

Tenners or Gebetskette Zehners (prayer chain with 10 beads) became popular in the 16th century. As the name implies, they were chaplets consisting of 10 beads. Sometimes another bead was added which was usually larger than the 10 beads and sometimes had bead caps and/or spacers separating it from the other beads. In addition to these beads there was a tassel, saint's metal, credo cross, crucifix or some kind of pendant. Often a number of these items were used in combination at the end of the prayer beads.

Shipping from United States

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1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
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  • Digital downloads
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  • Items on sale

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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