For this long 108 Mala I use 8mm White Onyx, 8mm Sandalwood beads, two 8mm Opalite gemstones, silver spacer beads and a black faux silk tassel. 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: 42" (106.5cm). Tassel length: 3 1/2" (90mm).
White Onyx can help make its owners mind positive and purify negative energy. It can clear anxiety and sadness and help you deal with inner and outer stress. It is connected to the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power).
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 overnight.
Opalite is a stone of inspiration and it can enhance imagination and creativity. It is connected to the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness) and the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power).
The Tassel represents enlightenment. As the strands combine together in to 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 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.