ONE GOOD BEAD DESERVES ANOTHER
A mala is a string of beads used for keeping count while meditating, chanting, reciting mantras, praying, breathing in and out, or setting intentions This action helps keep the mind focused and clear from thoughts, to allow the body to balance it’s essential energy. Malas are typically made with 108 beads, or a division of that number (18,27,54). Malas act as a tactile guide as you sit in silence, and are worn for their spiritual and healing qualities. By wearing a mala on the wrist or around the neck, it can serve as a daily reminder of your
devotion, spiritual intentions, or the Higher Power in your life.
Each mala is artistically created by hand, and some are one-of-a-kind. The larger accent bead may vary, because the ones I use are
often hard to replicate, as they are so unique. I only use natural bead material: bone, seed, glass, clay, wood, etc. Since this is a 100% handmade item, colors and details may vary slightly, but the overall look will match what is shown in the photo. None of my malas are created with a tassel. The malas are different lengths, but usually wrap around the wrist 3-4 times loosely depending on your wrist size. They are made to order. If a more exacting fit is needed, you might measure your wrist and we can communicate lengths which may be more suited to your size. The mala can be worn alone or with other stackable bracelets. The malas you see on this page can be commissioned or are ready-to-wear. Other colors and bead sizes can also be obtained if you have a favorite one. These would take
longer to create, but I am happy to work with you. Each mala is delivered to you in a beautiful silk bag. The malas are ready to ship in
3-6 business days. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email me in the form at the bottom of the page.
Each bracelet is made with all natural and organic materials: glass, wood, bone, seeds, nuts, shells, horn, semi-precious gemstones, clay, etc. Some beads have carvings, designs, and ornamentation applied by individual artists from around the world: for example, some of the painted bone and glass beads from Africa, the ceramic kiln-fired beads with patina finishes, as well as the handmade dichroic glass beads that glow when light touches them.
I may use beads from strands of African trade beads, 108-bead Buddhist malas, and rare strings bought by merchants who distribute them to bead artists like me. I sometimes go to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. I may find beads in small shops in obscure and hidden drawers in old cabinets; from bead companies specializing in ethnic & natural products; at flea markets; bead shows, or on etsy and other websites.
The differences in prices with my bracelets have to do with the different costs of the beads themselves, depending on: rarity; availability; and the fact that some beads, for instance, the dichroic ones, just cost more per bead. Even with this, and the time to create the designs, I still try to make them affordable.
As with the malas, my bracelets are 100% handmade, so colors and details may vary slightly, but the overall look will match the photo. And they too, will be delivered in a silk bag for gift giving.
I am happy to restring a bracelet to perfectly fit your wrist if one here is too large or too small. And if you want groupings of a specific color, I can custom make designs personally for you, as I did for a client in the image below, who requested white-themed bracelets, grouped nine for each arm.
There are other examples of bracelet groupings in the photographs on this page. I can make three of a color, or five, or any number you want in your grouping. I will be adding new designs on this site, as I make them, and removing designs as others sell. So please check back. It is possible I will not be able to replicate a design once it sells. Beads come and go in availability.
If you have questions, please email me with the form at the bottom of the page.
Beadwork jewelry is delicate, so when getting dressed, it should be the last piece on, and the first to take off. Also, avoid immersion in water and leaving out in high temperatures.