FOREST PATH | gemstone mala necklace
In this mala I tried to capture the feeling of having a quiet walk on a forest path dappled in sunlight (is 'dappled' the best word ever? it might just be). There is something about looking up and seeing the bright sunlight filter through the leaves, showing you all their shades of green, that feels as though everything came together so that you could have this moment. This mala feels deeply soothing, like an exhale.
⬦ Made with tree agate beads and clear quartz beads, 108 beads in total
⬦ A clear quartz guru bead
⬦ Hand knotted unto golden brown thread of great quality with very little fraying potential
⬦ A sage green tassle made from 100% cotton (can be shortened if you so desire)
⬦ 67 cm long, from back to end of tassle
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.