MishkaSamuel

Handmade Gemstone Malas Prayer Beads 108 Yoga Jewelry

Aliso Viejo, California · 6858 Sales

MishkaSamuel

Handmade Gemstone Malas Prayer Beads 108 Yoga Jewelry

Aliso Viejo, California 6858 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(1982)

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Mishka

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All mala beads and yoga jewelry from MishkaSamuel is designed and handmade by artist and yogini Mishka Samuel. Find healing gemstone malas, wrist mala bracelets, buddhist prayer beads and yoga beads for crystal healing and mantra meditation. Mindfully made in Orange County, California.

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Last updated on Feb 9, 2018

⇢ ✶ Welcome! Shop NEW collection at mishkasamuel.com ✶ ⇠
All mala beads and yoga jewelry from MishkaSamuel is designed and handmade by artist and yogini Mishka Samuel. Find healing gemstone malas, wrist mala bracelets, buddhist prayer beads and yoga beads for crystal healing and mantra meditation. Mindfully made in Orange County, California.

Stay in touch and get updates on new designs, sales and more!
Instagram: @mishkasamuel
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Like Mishka Samuel on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/MishkaSamuel

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1982)
Cynthia Burja

Cynthia Burja on Apr 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love my mala. The stones were perfect for me. I keep it with me for moments when I can slip in a bit of meditation. I wear it around my neck to remind me how I want to show up in life.

Leah Robson

Leah Robson on Apr 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted. Great packaging if its for a gift as well. Love the colors and smell of the sandalwood is amazing!

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About

My goal is to create a mala you will connect with.

After my husband and I moved to Southern California from New York, I knew it was the right time to take a second look at my career path. I decided to take some time off to figure it all out. With a lot of time on my hands and the urge to understand myself better I turned to my long lost friend, yoga. Soon I became addicted to hot yoga sessions and found myself on my mat daily. The soothing benefits of daily spiritual practice quickly led me to explore meditation and Buddhism further.

As I searched for the perfect mala that would accompany me on my journey, I did not find any that I connected with. Remembering vaguely my fascination with healing crystals as a child, I once again purchased books and started reading about the captivating world of crystals. I designed my first mala soon after and searched for the right supplies to create it with. The world of gemstone beads had me stunned and all the possible designs started to float in my mind.

Mastering the craft was much more difficult than I initially anticipated. Being a stubborn perfectionist paid off in this case. I now enjoy the conscious work that goes into creating a mala. I write down all my design ideas as they come to me, sometimes in the middle of the night. Finding a combination of colors, textures and metaphysical properties that best represent the idea I have in mind sometimes takes weeks. The best ideas are turned into a mala made with only high quality natural materials, a meditative mindset and a lot of attention to details. I believe a mala should be pure and made with respect to nature’s intent. My goal is to create a mala that you will instantly connect with and feel the energy and compassion I created it with.

It's been four years since I made my first mala. I now spend all my weekdays (and often weekends) in my peaceful home studio - designing, handcrafting and photographing my malas. It gives me great joy to ship my creations all over the world. Connecting with like-minded people directly through Etsy and hearing from my lovely customers say how much they enjoy my work quickly became one of my favorite things about running a small creative business.

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Shop members

  • Mishka

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi! My name is Mishka Samuel and I am the creative mind, heart and hands behind this mala shop. I personally design, handcraft, photograph and ship every mala.

  • Bentley

    Curator

  • Proudly Handmade

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a proud member of "All handmade by ME" team! You can be sure that every item in my shop was designed, handcrafted, packed and shipped with my own two hands. Thank you for supporting truly handmade shops! Namaste.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 28, 2017
Please take a moment to review my shop policies below and feel free to contact me with any additional questions.

I strive to provide consciously made, unique and beautiful malas as well as excellent customer service. Customer satisfaction is extremely important to me so I encourage you to get in touch if you have any concerns. I do my best to reply within 1-2 business days.

▼ ABOUT MY WORK ▼
All of my items are mindfully handcrafted with love and attention to details. I make all of the malas using high quality gemstones. Please expect a slight variation in the stones as these are a true representation of nature’s intent. I believe that Mother Nature provides us with exceptional beauty and I respect her creations.

▼ PACKAGING ▼
All mala beads are cleansed before they are shipped to you. All malas and yoga jewelry come beautifully gift wrapped in a jewelry box and a carrying pouch with a description of its metaphysical properties at no extra charge. Perfect for gift-giving! Sending a gift directly to that special someone? I'm happy to include a short personal handwritten message from you. Let me know in comments of your order.

Your mala bracelets may be gift wrapped together in one jewelry box. If you're buying gifts for more than one person please let me know that you'd like to have them wrapped separetly. All 108 bead malas come in individual pouches and jewelry boxes.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
▼ RETURNS and EXCHANGES ▼
I stand behind the craftsmanship of my items. If you are for ANY reason unhappy with your purchase, or if you prefer a different size or style, I welcome both returns and exchanges (on non-custom made items). To qualify for either, your mala(s) must meet the below criteria:

1. You must contact me within 10 days of receiving your order.
2. The item is in its ORIGINAL selling condition, showing absolutely no signs of use/wear and is packaged with care in its original pouch and box.
3. The item is completely free of all odors, including but not limited to perfume, cologne, cigarette smoke, and pet odors/pet hair.

If I receive return/exchange item that doesn't meet all of the criteria, the offer to exchange or refund may be voided. Feel free to contact me for additional information or questions relating to returns.
Shipping costs are non-refundable, unless you received a wrong order by mistake.
The refund will be credited to the original payment method used for the purchase.

Please note that I do not accept returns on custom orders or custom-made items. However, if you receive your order and have any concerns, please get in touch and I will do my best to work out a solution.

▼ HOLIDAY EXTENDED RETURN POLICY ▼
If your gift isn't quite right, please contact me via Etsy convo to arrange exchange, free resizing or return. All orders placed in November and December are eligible for return/exchange until January 8th.

▼ MALA REPAIR ▼
In the event that your Mala breaks, I am happy to re-string it or fix it for you at no cost (excluding shipping costs) within 60 days of your purchase. After 60 days, I will restring your mala for a flat fee.
Payment
All major credit/debit cards, Etsy gift cards and Paypal payments are accepted. Your payment is processed securely by Etsy or Paypal.
All California residents will be automatically charged 7.75% sales tax.

Be assured that your personal information is NEVER shared with a third party.

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Shipping
▼ ALL Customers ▼
Please check my current processing time and take it into consideration when ordering for a specific event. This information is available in the Shipping & Policies tab in each listing and at checkout. Please keep in mind that this is in addition to the shipping times listed below. All shipping rates are calculated based on item weight and destination. Multiple shipping options are available at checkout. All shipments are made to the address you list during checkout.

▼ DOMESTIC (US) Customers ▼
All US orders are shipped via USPS and include Delivery Confirmation. A choice of First Class, Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express is available at checkout.

Approximate shipping times (in addition to my current processing time):
First Class: 2-5 business days
Priority Mail: 1-3 business days
Priority Mail Express: 1-2 business days

Always keep in mind my processing time. For approximate delivery date add my processing time and the estimated time of the shipping method of your choice.

▼ INTERNATIONAL Customers ▼
I ship worldwide. A choice of First Class International and Priority Mail International is available at checkout.

Approximate shipping times (in addition to processing time):
First Class: 8-15 business days but can take up to 3-5 weeks
Priority Mail: 6-10 business days but can take up to 3 weeks

Unfortunately, I cannot make any shipping time guarantees for international deliveries. If customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond the estimates mentioned above.
Tracking number is only available to selected countries. If it is available for your destination, you will be able to track your package via your invoice page.

IMPORTANT: International customers, please read (especially EU):
Please take into account that your order may be subject to additional import taxes / VAT fees in your country of residence. These fees are separate from your purchase from my shop, and it is your responsibility to pay them. Please note that the shipping cost calculated during checkout only covers the cost to package and ship your items. It does not cover any fees or import taxes.
Claiming a lower value or marking the parcel as a "gift" to avoid these fees is illegal, so please do not ask me to do so.
EU: Orders totaling €25 / £15 or more may be subject to the import taxes / VAT fees. Learn more here : www.dutycalculator.com/country-guides/
Additional policies and FAQs
Jewelry offered by Mishka Samuel is designed to enhance the user’s own energy. The healing crystals used in this jewelry are empowered by the user’s own personal intentions to change or improve themselves. Empowering the energy enhancing capability of the crystals is solely up to the user. Mishka Samuel does not guarantee the outcome of an individual using any specific product. While all jewelry is sold and advertised in good faith, results and outcomes do vary and cannot be guaranteed. Mishka Samuel accepts no responsibility or liability for the effectiveness of the products sold herein.
Any information that may be found at mishkasamuel.com is not presented as a substitute, nor intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Healing crystals are not a replacement for medical treatment, diagnosis, or examination. For medical advice, please consult a licensed healthcare specialist.
All jewelry offered by Mishka Samuel is created with best intentions at heart. I sincerely hope that you will have a positive experience with your jewelry. If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to reach out.

More information

Last updated on Feb 28, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Please be gentle with your mala. Bathing, swimming, or partaking in any vigorous activity may lead to a breakage or damage of your mala. Please keep in mind that frequent stretching of a silk thread will weaken it overtime and may damage your mala.
Regular cleansing of your semiprecious stone mala is recommended. Gemstones absorb negative energy and could also transmit the negativity back if they become saturated. To remove any unwanted energy, leave your mala in moonlight overnight, smudge it with sage or lemongrass or use other crystals such as amethyst, Citrine and Quartz Crystal.
Metal accents may tarnish due to its exposure to air and natural oils. If preferred, a polishing cloth can be used to restore their shine.

How to measure your wrist and choose the right bracelet size

Use a measuring tape or a piece of string and a ruler. Wrap it around your wrist where it bends. The tape/string should be snug but not tight. Write down the measurement in inches.
Choose your preferred fit:
Snug fit: add 0.75" to your wrist measurement to get your bracelet size.
Comfortable fit: add 1" to your wrist measurement to get your bracelet size.
Loose fit: add 1.25" to your wrist measurement to get your bracelet size.

If you're unsure, please contact me. All bracelets can be custom fit. Knotted mala necklaces are one size only.

What is mala?

A Japa mala or mala (a Sanskrit word meaning garland) is a set of beads traditionally used by Hindus, Buddhists, and yoga practitioners during meditation. They are usually made from 108 beads, though other numbers, usually divisible by 9, are also used. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting prayers, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra. This practice is known in Sanskrit as japa. It is believed that using a mala during mediation empowers it with restful, centered awareness. Wearing the mala throughout the day carries the energy of meditation into activity. Most malas are typically made with 21, 24, 27, 54 or 108 beads.

How to meditate

Begin with finding a quiet and comfortable space. Sitting in a cross-legged position, choose your mantra and set your intention. Let go of any concerns or preoccupations. With your eyes closed, focus on your natural breath. As you begin to deepen your breath, bring your focus onto your mantra or affirmation.

How to use mala beads

Using mala beads in your meditation practice is easy and enjoyable. If you wish to follow the Tibetan tradition, hold your mala with your left hand, closer to your heart, by placing the first bead next to the guru bead on top of your index finger and thumb on the guru bead. Each bead represents one repetition of your mantra. At the end of each repetition, slide the bead with your thumb towards the body and move onto the next bead. Continue, until you reach a count of 7, 21, 27 or 108. Out of respect for our teachers, the guru bead should never be crossed. If you reach your guru bead and wish to do more repetitions, turn the mala around and move in the opposite direction.

Will I receive the exact mala pictured?

The pictured mala is a sample. Because I only use natural gemstones, you can expect slight color/patern variation in your gems. Each mala is created with handpicked beads and is as beautiful as the one shown. Unique and with it's own energy.