For this bracelet I used 7mm Sandalwood beads and a brass bell charm. It is strung on a strong stretch cord.
This bracelet is made for approximately a 6" wrist (15.5cm). The bracelet sizes vary between 6.5-7" (17-18cm).
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. Sandalwood’s scent is both excellent for staying present and alert during meditation, which makes it wonderful for ritual and spiritual practice. Its scent is said to transform desires, and also to bring emotional balance. In alternative healing, sandalwood is used in Ayurvedic medicine and to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression, nausea, dry skin and stress-related disorders. Sandalwood is also used as an aphrodisiac. All wood beads will darken with time, and become a bit glossier from contact with skin. The more you wear them the more beautiful patina they will get. If your mala or bracelets starts to look dry, don’t try to wash or rub with oils. Just start wearing it more. The oil from your skin is all they need. To bring back the scent of Sandalwood beads, just store in a zip lock bag over night.
Read more about gemstones and their healing qualities here.
Gemstones are natural materials and the color may vary within a single stone. The gemstone colors in the bracelet may vary slightly from the photos. Read more about gemstone care here.