It consists of 108 beads that are strung on four colored strands of hemp cord.
Frayed hemp tassles hang from a knot which secures the necklace.
I have designed and made the pewter beads for this necklace.
The pieces are originally made by molding,forming or carving wax.
These components are then cast in bronze as a prototype, then finally cast in pewter and silver plated with an antique finish.
The pieces are fashioned to resemble time-worn remnants with an aged and ancient look.
Mala is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting or mentally repeating a mantra.
This necklace is packaged in a black organza bag together with my business card.
Length of necklace: Approx. 41"