For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Black Onyx, 6mm and 8mm Sandalwood Beads, brass spacer beads and a Vintage Buddha Amulet from Thailand. The mala has been hand knotted on an extra strong, nylon cord with one knot between each gemstone bead. It not only looks great, it also makes it easy to use it as a tool in your meditation practice.
Mala length: 34" (86,5cm). Amulet length: 1 3/8" (32mm).
Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. It can give you emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when you need it the most, during times of stress, confusion or grief. This is also a stone that helps you with wise decision-making and make you the master of your own future. Black Onyx is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation).
Sandalwood is a sacred wood with a lovely aromatic scent, that has been used for over 4,000 years. It is said to bring one closer to the Divine. To bring back the scent of Sandalwood beads, just store in a glass jar with a lid over night.
The Buddha is considered an ornament for purification, enhancing spirituality, good health and enables the wearer to rise above hallucinations brought about by materialism. The Buddha symbol represents your Dharma, finding your path.
Read more about gemstones and their healing qualities HERE.
Gemstones are natural materials and each gemstone is unique color may vary within a single stone. The gemstone colors in the mala may vary slightly from the photos.