The Mala bead is one of my favorite design elements. I use it, or variations of this type of bead in many designs. It just wants to be paired with other beads and appreciated. It is salvaged from the remains of an old Tibetan Prayer Mala. Prayer beads of this kind have a number of different types of inlay and these have an inlay of Turquoise and Coral. This bead is 11mm x 6mm. You can see how the surface of the bead has been softened, worn smooth by the many hands that have held held and caressed it, keeping count of the mantras. For me, each bead carries with it the spirit of all of those prayers.
The Mala bead is stopped by this unique and irregular carved Citrine melon bead. Each is unlike the next, but measures approximately 10mm x 7mm. The earrings are topped by a smooth Peridot rondelle that rests upon the mala bead.
The earrings are 20mm in total length, or just over .75" from the bottom of the Sterling Silver earring wire. They are strung with Sterling Silver as well. You will receive the pair pictured.
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