A mala is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. They are sacred and beautiful and can be worn as a necklace or wrapped around your wrist multiple times. Malas are made with 108 beads and a guru bead. They can be made with fewer beads, such as 18, 27, or 54, which would require the user to make several rotations to complete their full meditation. The number 108 has spiritual significance as it is believed that we have 108 lines of energy in our bodies which converge to form the anahata, or the heart chakra.
Mala necklace made with 108 6mm sized beads of Sodalite and Howlite. Hand-knotted between each bead in the traditional Buddhist mala making technique. The guru stone is a navy and white Agate pendant.
Sodalite is a stone of logic and helps the wearer clear out unnecessary “noise” so they can be thoughtful with their mental process. Howlite is a stone of clarity and innocence. Agate is a stone of support and protection.
Each piece I make is done with great care. You will receive your necklace in a linen pouch, along with information cards about the stones.
If you would like a custom piece created, please let me know. I’m happy to help!