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Wood & Green Rutilated Quartz Mala, Tibetan style mala, 108 bead mala, Madres de Cacao wood

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Tibetan style malas have 108 wood beads plus 3 gemstone spacer beads and a guru bead. The guru bead is a 3 hole wooden bead. A knot below the guru bead is adjustable.

6mm Madres de Cacao wood beads (I purchase these from a small family run business who hand-makes these beads)
8mm faceted green rutilated quartz beads
10mm 3-hole wood guru bead
4mm green aventurine beads at the ends
strung on 0.8mm green nylon Chinese knotting cord
brown nylon adjustable knot

All stones are natural, genuine gemstones that are not dyed.


This mala is made by Liz Nichols in Seattle, WA.


5 out of 5 stars
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

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

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

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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
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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.

Wood & Green Rutilated Quartz Mala, Tibetan style mala, 108 bead mala, Madres de Cacao wood

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