For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Black Onyx, Pyrite 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).
Pyrite is a powerful protection stone and is very grounding, and it is a traditional symbol for money and good luck. Use this stone to overcome lethargy and fatigue and strengthening of the mind. Pyrite makes a wonderful energy shield and blocking out negativity, overcoming feelings of inadequacy and energizes the area where you place it. It is connected to the Sacral Chakra (sexuality, relationships, creativity) and the Solar Plexus Chakra (personal power, confidence, respect for self and others).
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.