Artistic Mala Beads, Made with Love

San Diego, California

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Thank you for visiting my shop, which will be on hiatus for a while.
Take care and be well!


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About compassionmalas

Sales 2,372
On Etsy since 2008

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Beautiful stone beads inspire me to create these malas!

My first mala was made of bodhiseed. My friend and I restrung it together, back in the eighties. It served me for many years. Then I needed a crystal mala—they symbolize so many good things. A light purple amethyst mala with fluorite marker beads followed—made by me. Carnelian and serpentine malas arrived soon. I love stones and I love meditation—they all complement each other.
Thanks, Etsy, for the nice mention in this article!

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Shop members

  • Laura

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Thanks to all the lovely customers who’ve supported this mala shop for over twelve years!

Production partners

  • Caster

    Carlsbad, CA

    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!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 19, 2022
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Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you're unhappy with your purchase, contact me within 7 days of delivery. Mail it back, securely packed with a return address, insurance, and delivery confirmation. It should be smoke-free and in original condition. Refund or exchange will be given as soon as your mala is received, minus shipping charges.

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!
Currently accepting Paypal as well as Etsy's direct checkout system.
Shipping is via USPS.
The customer is responsible for any customs fees. Please watch for notices from customs that the 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.
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.
Malas are strung with a small gap, between about 1/8 and 1/4 inch total.
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 a long time without needing restringing.
To help them last: don't wrap your mala tightly. This prevents stress on the cord, especially around the guru bead. Keep malas in a soft bag to avoid scratching or breaking soft stones.
Wrist mala care: Avoid overstretching them. Lotions, sprays, or perfumes can weaken stretch cord over time.

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