This mala necklace has the most gorgeous faceted Amazonite beads in colors that range from blush to sea foam. This stone encourages harmony, emotional balance, and communication. Amazonite is connected to the throat chakra, and encourages you to speak your truth.
The brown beads are rudraksha beads. Rudraksha beads are traditional mala beads, very lightweight naturally grown beads that store energy. These are slightly polished and are very pleasant to the touch. Two silver counter beads and the guru bead, above the tassel, are Thai Hilltribe beads from my childhood stash while living in Thailand.
A soft, cream colored natural silk cord is used to bring these elements together, ending with a cream tassel, about 40" total. This mala necklace can be used for meditation, as it has the traditional 108 beads, and hand knotted between each bead to act as the space between breaths in counting mantras. As this is a traditional hand knotted mala, it may damaged by water, sweat, or vigorous activity, and as with any gemstone jewelry, stones may crack with force. While philosophically a broken mala is considered part of the natural order, keep away from water and sweat for longevity.
All the jewelry from CrowTotemArts is handcrafted in my studio in California and created from designs drawn in my sketchbook. You can follow me on Instagram @Brandys_CrowTotem. Each item is hand made with love and unique. Like all artisan jewelry, please handle with care.