For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Amethyst, Selenite, Agate, a Buddha Amulet, mini tassel, brass bell and brass spacer beads. The tassel is vegan faux silk. 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: 38" (96cm). Amulet length: 1 1/8” (30mm). Tassel length: 7/8" (25mm). Bell: 3/8” (10mm).
Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. It is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. Using an Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings. This is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It is connected to the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom) and the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power). Zodiac signs: Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn, Scorpio and Sagittarius.
Selenite works like a shield, it protects you from negative energy and stabilizes your emotions. It can help quiet your mind and to give you mental clarity. Selenite calms and soothes, bringing a deep peace and sense of tranquility. Use Selenite in your home to create a safe and peaceful space. It is a great meditation stone or to connect with your spirit guides, and it can help you to bring mental clarity, clearing confusion and revealing the bigger picture behind any problem. It also stands for luck and protection. Selenite can be used to cleanse and purify your mala, or other gemstones. It also amplifies the energies of your other stones. Note: Selenite is a soft mineral and should be kept dry. Selenite is connected to The Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power) and The Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom). Zodiac sign: Taurus.
Agate has properties that will help you balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety. Agate is a stone of strength; it is a very protective stone especially for children. Agate gives courage, emotional strength and self-confidence, and dispels fears. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. In the same way, it assists with acceptance of all things. White agate is especially considered a stone of hope. Colors vary from white, blue, red, green, yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple, gray and black. Zodiac sign: Gemini.
Buddha is considered as ornaments 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.
The Bell has always been seen as a way of communicating with the spirits, or as a herald for the arrival of a supernatural power, holy power. The ringing of bells is often used to symbolize peace, freedom and awakening. Or as a call to prayer. In many religions, the bell is considered to be the voice of angels or the sound of revelations. In other beliefs, bells either summon or ward off evil spirits. In Buddhism the ring of the bell represents the enlightened voice of the Buddha, and the teaching the Dharma.
The Tassel represents enlightenment. As the strands combine together into one, it represents our connection to the Divine and to each other. It also symbolizes our prana and consciousness.
Read more about gemstones and their healing qualities in my Healing Gemstone Guide. Gemstones are natural materials and each gemstone is unique and the color may vary within a single stone. The gemstone colors in the mala may vary slightly from the photos.