Lisa Ann on Apr 3, 2017
Gorgeous mala beads - thank you!!! Quick shipping too considering seller creates these beauties when ordered.
Jeffrey Hughes on Mar 30, 2017
Shipped and was received in a timely manner. The beads are of a fair quality considering this type is hard to get at this price after the devastating earthquake in Nepal. The only thing holding back a 5 star was that the item had 17 beads on it. I don't know if this is a hang up for a Hindu, but in Buddhism, malas are usually made in the manner for wrists in whole number fractions of 108 beads. The prime factors for 108 are 2, 3 and 9. This bracelet had 17 beads, which isn't bad at all. But for a Buddhist practitioner 18 beads would have been best, since 18 * 6 = 108. The next highest whole number divisor is 27 (27 * 4 = 108) and after that 36, and 54. The store owner had excellent communication and I'm sure anyone that needs beads of a specific count could get what they want.
Trudy Alexander on Mar 28, 2017
Beautifully done - very impressed with the order from beginning to end. thank-you
A quest for creativity in mala making...
I love to make malas - Buddhist and Hindu prayer beads. I'm detail-oriented, with a love for color and texture. I use the highest quality of beads that I can find, while still taking the cost to the customer into account.
Mala making is an art form and a meditative practice for me.
Nothing feels quite as special to make as devotional objects. There's something about the intention behind making sacred art, craft, and jewelry that resonates with me. I put compassion into all my work.
Customer service is a big part of why I'm here. And of course, everything is strung with love and prayer. I do appreciate your support.
Thanks, Etsy, for the nice mention in this article!
Some of my malas are available in San Diego County at Koniakowsky Ocean Art in Solana Beach—at 312 S.Cedros Ave.
Back to the shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/compassionmalas
Owner, Designer, Creator
I love to make malas and jewelry. Combining colorful stones, woods, and metals in ways that inspire the spirit is very satisfying! I've been actively selling online since 2008 and have met the most interesting people.
This small caster works closely with me to carefully produce the cast metal charms and jewelry that I design. I carve the waxes, he makes molds, casts the items, polishes, and antiques. It's a very collaborative process. Charms coming soon!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping is through the USPS, securely packed and clearly labeled.
The customer is responsible for any customs fees. Please watch for notices from customs that your item has arrived. Packages can't be marked as gifts.
Shipping is within 7-10 days unless you've ordered a special mala or restringing.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please note that semi-precious stones and natural woods and seeds are used. Variations in the markings on the beads are natural and part of their beauty.
Guarantee - If there is a breakage of a mala within the first two months it will be restrung and shipped back at no charge.
Additional policies and FAQs
Sizes are given in the mala listings - the measurement is in length, from top bead to the bottom of the tassel, not total circumference.
If your wrist mala doesn't fit well, simply return it for free resizing. All you'll pay is the postage each way.
These malas are made to last.
Try not to wrap your mala tightly. Avoid putting stress on the cord, especially around the guru bead. Keep malas in a soft bag when they're in a purse or backpack to avoid scratching or breaking soft stones.
Wrist mala care: Avoid overstretching them. Lotions, sprays, or perfumes can weaken stretch cord over time.
May you be happy, may you be well.
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