FOG | gemstone mala necklace
Listen. Life is pretty damn hard sometimes. Or often. I made this mala for when the much-ness of life becomes just too much. To support you in times of overwhelm.
When life gets hard it's hard to see too far ahead. The path ahead seems to be cloaked in fog and we just cannot see where it's going. This mala was made to celebrate the fog. Because sometimes not looking too far ahead is the best thing we can do. We can drive home in the dead of night by the headlights of our cars, illuminating the road only a few metres ahead of us. We can walk ourselves home through the fog by only looking at the next right thing. You don't need to have it all figured out right now, okay? All you need is to look at what the next right thing is for you, however small.
⬦ Made with smoky quartz beads, 89 beads in total
⬦ A 'I-am-pretty-sure-it's-citrine' guru bead
⬦ Hand knotted unto white thread of great quality with very little fraying potential
⬦ A white tassle made from 100% cotton (can be shortened if you so desire)
⬦ 55 cm long, from back to end of tassel
ALL MALAS COME WITH A COTTON POUCH FOR TUCKING YOUR MALA AWAY.
AND A LITTLE PERSONAL MAGICAL MESSAGE.
Using a mala
Malas are tools for meditation. You can use your mala in meditation or prayers by taking it into your hands and repeating an affirmation or mantra for every bead, while you pass the beads through your hand, touching each between your thumb and middle finger. If you enjoy meditation and want to deepen your practice, or you find it hard to keep your mind from wandering too far, a mala can be a wonderful tool for you.
However, you can also use a mala without meditation. I don't meditate a lot and still I adore my malas. They are like a talisman around my neck. The act of choosing a mala and then choosing to wear it is a spell and intention in and of itself.
As an added little bonus, I find my malas make nice little sensory tools. The smooth beads, the texture of the guru bead (the single bead at the end), the soft tassel, I am always happy to be wearing a mala necklace.
Handmade with love
All malas in my store and handmade by me. I tried many bead vendors before settling on these beautiful gemstone beads. I've tested many different types of thread before choosing the sturdy and gorgeous thread I use now (ever had a mala snap on you? That should be a thing of the past now!). And I only use 100% cotton for the tassels.
I cram every bit of love and appreciation I can into every single mala, which I why mala launches are often few and far apart. I spend hours on a single mala necklace and honestly, I think it shows. And I bet you'll feel it when you open up your package.
Something a little different
Not quite finding what you're looking for? I also make custom malas. Just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll work together to make you the mala of your dreams. Perhaps you have a colour scheme idea, are looking for a specific stone or are looking for a specific type of support from your mala. It's all good. Just reach out. I'm here for you.