For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Black Onyx, Lava Beads, Garnet and black Feather amulet. 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: 33" (83cm). Amulet length: 2 1/2" (60mm).
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).
Lava stands for primal power, healing and grounding and is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power). It is a porous stone, and it can be used in Aromatherapy. You simply put a few drops of an essential oil of your choice on the stone to infuse them with the scent, rub it in, and it will hold on the aroma for several days.
Garnet is a stone of commitment, honesty, hope and faith. It is a protective energy stone, especially known for protection from evil, during travel, nightmares and from wounds. Garnet can be used to release bad karma, overcome crisis and trauma. It is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness).
The Feather is a symbol of spiritual evolution, connection to a higher plane and communication with spirit. It also represent the power of the thunder gods, along with the power of air and wind.
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.