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Black Obsidian & Pyrite Skull Mala, 108 bead, hand knotted with hand-made silk tassel, 108 bead, custom

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BLACK OBSIDIAN is a strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. It draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. It also dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.

PYRITE helps increase vitality, willpower so that you can overcome bad habits while establishing positive and healthy patterns to replace them. Aids in releasing anxiety and negative influences, thereby creating an increase in mental clarity and focus and a sense of action. A great stone for men that want to connect to their sensual side.

Hand-knotted on red silk or nylon cord (your choice*)
hand-made red silk tassel
6mm obsidian mala beads
7x9mm pyrite skulls on sides
7mm pyrite rose bead in back
12x14mm pyrite skull guru bead


*silk and nylon are identical color & look. Many prefer silk as it is a natural material. Choose nylon if you want a stronger mala that will stretch less.

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This mala is made by me, Liz Nichols in Seattle, WA. For more information or to have a unique custom mala created for you, please contact the shop!
BLACK OBSIDIAN is a strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. It draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. It also dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.

PYRITE helps increase vitality, willpower so that you can overcome bad habits while establishing positive and healthy patterns to replace them. Aids in releasing anxiety and negative influences, thereby creating an increase in mental clarity and focus and a sense of action. A great stone for men that want to connect to their sensual side.

Hand-knotted on red silk or nylon cord (your choice*)
hand-made red silk tassel
6mm obsidian mala beads
7x9mm pyrite skulls on sides
7mm pyrite rose bead in back
12x14mm pyrite skull guru bead


*silk and nylon are identical color & look. Many prefer silk as it is a natural material. Choose nylon if you want a stronger mala that will stretch less.

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This mala is made by me, Liz Nichols in Seattle, WA. For more information or to have a unique custom mala created for you, please contact the shop!

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(20)
Reviewed by Sarah
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 23, 2018
Size 14 Griffin Silk Thread, various colors

Reviewed by Sarah
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 23, 2018
Size 14 Griffin Silk Thread, various colors

Reviewed by Esther and Ellen
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 27, 2018
Wonderful customer service - terrific Etsy shop!
Size 8-12 griffin silk cord custom order

Reviewed by Marissa Rose
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 24, 2018
Size 10 Griffin Silk Thread, various colors

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

FAQs

Absolutely. Generally , Etsy has a great default shipping calculator, but sometimes it calculates incorrectly. If you are charged over $1 more than what the shipping costs me I will issue a refund.
Hand knotting with silk or nylon cord takes 2-3 times longer than stringing beads on thread with seed beads in between.
My unique way of knotting creates very tight knots, so there are no gaps between the beads, and I use the thickest size
cord I can to do it to ensure the stability of each creation.
Traditionally, a mala is a tool for meditation, similar to a rosary. One will hold a mala in the hand, or over a finger and recite a mantra, intention, or prayer. With each repetition, a mala bead is pulled over the finger using the thumb.

Many different traditions use meditation beads and have different names for them. Mala is the Sanskrit version of the word. Malas have also become a popular accessory for the yoga lover, as they can help remind one of the path they are on, both on and off the mat.
Yes. I design my malas to be worn as a necklace to be used in meditation. Some people have found that they like to wear them wrapped around their wrist, but not everyone's wrist is the same size.
To accommodate this issue, I can design a custom wrist mala with an adjustable knot to more exactly fit your wrist measurement. Smaller gemstone malas or wooden malas can also be strung on a stretchy cord.
If you are interested in having a custom wrist mala made with 27, 54, or 108 beads , send me a message and I am happy to quote you a price with no obligation or hassle to buy.
Yes. This is a common request for those who wish to wear their mala around the wrist or who prefer a pendant instead of a tassel. Contact me and I can elaborate on your options.
There are countless ways to customize your mala at no additional fee.

Spacer Beads:
From matte to glossy to metallic there are countless options here.

Knotting color:
I have a nice variety of colors in silk or nylon to choose from, and changing the color of knots can make a big difference in the look & feel.

Tassel color:
I prefer to use silk on my tassels and that can limit the color options but I also have a wide variety of cotton thread if you wish to have a color that doesn't come in silk, or prefer cotton for any reason.

Mala Beads:
Substitutions are welcome but sometimes incur an additional cost.
Yes! Always. I take a great deal of pride in my tassels and I hand-make each one. I have 2 types of silk I use depending on the mala.

1. Matte silk:
This is my go-to, it's durable and easy to care for. Most malas in the shop use this silk. It does not "kink" or flair out like some silk tassels do over time.

2. "Fancy" silk:
This is thicker than the matte silk and has more of a shimmer to it. It also has a beautiful bounce and flow to it. It is quite durable if taken care of correctly and won't splay out or kink up like the really thin shiny silk does. If you are interested in this silk, I'm more than happy to elaborate on the simple rules to care for this type of tassel. It's what I use on most of my personal malas.

Black Obsidian & Pyrite Skull Mala, 108 bead, hand knotted with hand-made silk tassel, 108 bead, custom

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  • Bead material: Gemstone
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