TheQueenOfCalm

Intentional Jewelry - Prayer Beads and Bhakti Bracelets

Newport Beach, California | 5 Sales

TheQueenOfCalm

Intentional Jewelry - Prayer Beads and Bhakti Bracelets

Newport Beach, California 5 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Thank you for visiting my shop! Even though I am new to Etsy, I have created over 150 prayer beads for friends and family, art faires and yoga studios. To encourage you to purchase a beautiful mala for yourself or a loved one, I am offering a 15% discount through 11/30/17. Use coupon code HOLIDAY2017.

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Last updated on Nov 21, 2017

Thank you for visiting my shop! Even though I am new to Etsy, I have created over 150 prayer beads for friends and family, art faires and yoga studios. To encourage you to purchase a beautiful mala for yourself or a loved one, I am offering a 15% discount through 11/30/17. Use coupon code HOLIDAY2017.

Danananda

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About

I never intended to be a mala maker...

I did, however, set a strong intention to learn how to make prayer beads.

What began as a heartfelt desire to create a mala (also called prayer beads) for my best friend's 50th birthday, turned in to an extension of my personal meditation practice, and now, a part-time intentional jewelry business that I absolutely love!

Well, I don't really love the business part, but I do enjoy making malas and using them as a meditation tool :)

The back story:

While browsing beautiful necklaces and prayer beads at The Sacred Space in Summerland, California, my friend casually mentioned that she wanted a new mala. I responded by saying that I had always wanted to learn how to make them, and she remarked that she would like to learn too. So I suggested that we take a class together.

One week later, while contemplating what to give her on her 50th birthday, I remembered her comment and decided I would buy one for her. Then I remembered my own comment, and I decided to make one for her.

How hard could it be?

Once I make a decision, I am all-in. I spent two weeks browsing local bead shops and educating myself in the art of making prayer beads. I read online articles and watched tutorials in knot-tying and tassel-making. After 2 practice rounds, I felt confident enough to create a mala for my friend's birthday.

On a whim, I texted her and asked her what her favorite mantra was. I then cleared the space and set an intention for the making of her mala. I chanted the Gayatri Mantra while I tied each knot in her prayer beads. It was a beautiful, heart-opening experience.

I was hooked.

And the best part was the look on her face when she found out that I had made the prayer beads for her. It was worth every minute and penny spent.

What is your heartfelt intention?

I encourage you to follow your heart. You never know where it will lead you. I do know that it is always worth the journey.

Be bold. Begin it now.

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  • Danananda

    Owner, Designer, Mala Maker

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