Featured here are just a few of the current mala options available through Marshmallow Heart Shop on Etsy.
The malas you see contain 108 beads which are knotted by hand using 6mm gemstone beads selected for their exquisite colour and gemstone properties. Most beads are shiny polished, with the exception of Amazonite, which I prefer in a matte finish to showcase the beauty of each individual stone bead. Wood beads are aromatic Cedar Wood .
I use 6mm beads as I find they fit nicely between the fingers for meditation. A gemstone mala can be heavy with 108 beads when worn all day. Since the intention is that the mala be worn or kept throughout the day, I find the 6mm bead makes for a beautiful piece of jewellery that doesn’t overwhelm the wearer.
All malas are handknotted using Silkon or Nylon thread for strength and durability but also to maintain the beautiful drape that malas are know for. Each tassel is hand made using heavy weight FFF silk (which makes for a full bodied tassel) and wire wrapped in sterling silver with a heart charm.
Malas hang about 18.5″ but length can vary depending on the length of the tassel.
Anything seen here can be reproduced with customizations as to gemstone choice, guru bead, silk tassel colour and length, or gemstone and wood bead combinations.