ZenSpiritMalas

meditation malas, spiritual jewelry, be well gifts

Syracuse, Utah 1179 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (349)

ZenSpiritMalas

meditation malas, spiritual jewelry, be well gifts

Syracuse, Utah | 1179 Sales

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Katherine Corrigan

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Katherine Corrigan

Announcement    Handmade in the USA malas. Zen Spirit Malas is where I create with your lifestyle in mind. I create malas to aid in your practice of moving in rhythm, breath, prayer, and mantra. I create spiritual jewelry and adornments to express your style. It is an honor to create something for you. It is my hope that I will aid in your tranquility and become part of your mindful lifestyle.

All of my malas are made by me in the USA.

Zen Spirit Malas was formerly known as Be Well Gifts.
"Imagination is an artist's most important tool" Katherine Corrigan

Namaste'
"I bow to you"
Katherine

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 27, 2019

Handmade in the USA malas. Zen Spirit Malas is where I create with your lifestyle in mind. I create malas to aid in your practice of moving in rhythm, breath, prayer, and mantra. I create spiritual jewelry and adornments to express your style. It is an honor to create something for you. It is my hope that I will aid in your tranquility and become part of your mindful lifestyle.

All of my malas are made by me in the USA.

Zen Spirit Malas was formerly known as Be Well Gifts.
"Imagination is an artist's most important tool" Katherine Corrigan

Namaste'
"I bow to you"
Katherine

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About ZenSpiritMalas

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About Zen Spirit Malas and Designer Katherine Corrigan

Hello and welcome to Zen Spirit Malas. This is where I create beautiful handmade malas and spiritual jewelry. I have been meditating since I was a little girl. It was under my Mothers tutelage that I became very comfortable with daily meditation. I have shared the practice of meditation with friends, family, my grandchildren, and even strangers.

One morning I was explaining how meditation can bring tranquility and I was asked about " tassel necklaces". Aka, mala bead necklaces. I shared my knowledge and created my first mala. After that, I knew I needed to share these beautiful meditation tools with the world and I opened my shop here on Etsy.

I receive great joy in creating designs to aid in your tranquility and style. I say a non-denominational prayer for the user of every item in my shop. I create mindfully of your lifestyle.

I wish you peace, Katherine

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  • Katherine

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist, Visionary, Photographer

    I am an open minded and spiritual person who strives to always maintain a positive attitude and greet each new day with grace, dignity and gratitude. I create with your lifestyle in mind. Be Well, Katherine

Shop policies

Last updated on July 27, 2019
Welcome, I look forward to creating for you. I pride myself on providing high-quality customer care & well-priced handcrafted items. I always create my products in a smoke-free and sanitary manner. Zen Spirit Malas was previously known as Be Well Gifts.

Customer Satisfaction is my biggest Reward and greatest Advertisement!
Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. If you are ever unsatisfied with your purchase kindly contact me prior to leaving your review. 100% 5-star customer satisfaction is always my goal.

Color Note- Some computer monitors may not show colors accurately and may vary slightly from the item's actual color.

Most items in my shop have color options for beads and tassels. Please keep in mind stained beads vary in shades. I do my best to have them all as close in color as possible. Sometimes when the wood is milled into beads it can have a slight variation as well. It is impossible to have them all exactly the same. This slight differences only add to the artistry of a handmade piece.
Special note the unwaxed ebony beads are prone to different shading per batch and can range in color from a brown to a black.
I am transitioning to wax-coated beads. Some malas may still be made using unwaxed beads until I have depleted my bead inventory. I have found that waxed beads are easier to use while meditating and can be shaped to be more consistent in size. The wood bead under the wax is the same as I have always used.

For the best shopping experience please read my shop policies.

Mala necklaces in my shop meet or exceed the suggested 30 lb test.

I use Wood, Swarovski Crystals, Polished Stones, Cotton, Silk, Dye, Wax, and many other beautiful elements to create items for my shop. Silk tassels are a blend of a silk and cotton blend.

OTHER DETAILS
Like snowflakes, beads and stones will vary in color and shape, no two milled beads are exactly alike, bumps and dings occur and this only adds to the joy of owning a handmade piece.
• Malas may be a bit tight at first; they will relax with regular use.
• My malas are made using a 30-pound cord. This is the recommended strength.
• Other photos are meant to inspire you when ordering a custom mala.
• Instructions are included with every mala purchase
• I receive joy by creating malas to aid you in your practice in moving in rhythm with breathing, prayer, and mantra.
• A mala is a dharma item and can be treated as such by keeping it in a safe place among your spiritual books or placed in a box or bag. Unless you are wearing it as spiritual jewelry.
• To complete the 108 bead mantra can take about 45 minutes depending on the speed of your recitation.
• The 7 beads and 21 beads mantra will take less time if you do not have the 45 minutes to dedicate.

"Imagination is an artist's most important tool" Katherine Corrigan

*please read my about and policy section for a more pleasant shopping experience

Zen Spirit Malas registers its copyrights with the United States Library Of Congress- and may be listed under BobsKatie Enterprises all rights reserved.

Thank You for your interest and your purchase! Namaste'

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS/EXCHANGE POLICY-All returns, refunds, exchanges, and cancellations are evaluated individually. US returns are accepted within 14 days of your purchase date, not your return request contact date, a 50% refund will be given after the 15th day. No returns are accepted after the 15th day of purchase. International returns are accepted within 21 days of your purchase date, a 50% refund will be given after the 22nd day. No returns are accepted after the 22nd day of purchase. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR all shipping and handling cost of their purchases & exchanges; (this does not apply to orders received damaged.)

Returned items MUST be returned packaged securely without wear or damage, in the same packaging as received. Insurance is recommended for all returns. Returns for orders fulfilled but customer changed their mind, or you don't want to pay your country's customs fee, will be charged a 50% restocking fee, this is not negotiable. SHIPPING COSTS are not refundable. BULK ORDERS are not refundable. CUSTOM ORDERS are not refundable. HOLIDAY AND SEASONAL items are not refundable. SALE AND CLEARANCE items are not refundable.
Payment
I accept
• All major credit cards accepted through Direct Checkout.
• Paypal
• Etsy Gift cards.
By purchasing from Zen Spirit Malas the buyer has agreed to all the listed terms and policies. PayPal is a secure site and a trusted name for buyers and sellers for many years. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to use it. I will not ship until verification of payment has been received.
Zen Spirit Malas reserves the right to decline purchases by anyone with a history of negative feedback and/or malicious behavior towards members of Etsy or other selling sites.
Shipping
SHIPPING POLICIES-
THE READY TO SHIP DATE ( example: 3-5 business days) Is not the shipping time. It is the estimated time needed from the date you place your order to my completion and ship out date.

SHIPPING DAY- all US shipments include tracking numbers. International first class mail orders only track’s your package while it is in the US unless it is shipped via 2-3 expedited rate. I use the United States Postal Service for my shipping. But I may on occasion use UPS or FedEx. Shipping delays due to unforeseen circumstances can happen on occasion. There is no way to know if this will occur.

RUSH/PRIORITY/EXPRESS-I am happy to provide rush mailing options for most of the items in my shops. A handling fee is included in the shipping cost. When you need an order shipped quickly. You are not only paying for the shipping but you are also paying to be moved to the front of the creation line.

SHIPPING ADDRESS-All items are shipped to the address on file when you place your order unless otherwise specified. Please check to make sure the correct shipping address is on your order. If your item is returned as undelivered I will happily ship it again. I ask that you please pay the cost of reshipping. I will create a shipping listing in my shop for purchase to re-ship. If you would like your order sent as a gift or to another address in your country please contact me prior to making your purchase. Or make a note at checkout with the request and address.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND once I ship your package it is out of my control- I am sorry, but I cannot be held responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Please consider your shipping options carefully and verify your shipping address is correct when you order. Expedited shipments must be placed a minimum of 48 hours prior to expected due date. Priority and Expedited shipping incur a small rush fee. You are paying for your order to be moved ahead and shipped before others.

DAMAGED PACKAGE- If you receive a damaged package, PLEASE DO NOT OPEN IT. Instead, refuse delivery, and have the package returned un-opened.
Shipping costs are based on the United States Postal Service calculations for weight and package size. All items are packed well and shipped promptly upon receipt of payment (this excludes holidays and weekends). If your country is not listed in the shipping section please contact me.

CUSTOMS FEES- International Customers please be aware ALL TAXES, DUTIES AND CUSTOMS FEES ASSOCIATED WITH INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER.
These fees cannot be included in the price of the item. First-class packages shipped internationally can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 90 days. Please note that unforeseen circumstances and your countries customs department may also delay delivery. I have no control over how your international package is processed. All international packages are marked merchandise and handmade.
Additional policies and FAQs
Zen Spirit Malas was previously known as Be Well Gifts

FAQ AND OTHER DETAILS–
Welcome, I look forward to creating for you. I pride myself on providing high-quality customer care and excellent quality and well-priced handcrafted items. I always create my products in a smoke-free and sanitary manner. Zen Spirit Malas was previously known as Be Well Gifts.

WHY DID YOU CHANGE YOUR SHOP NAME? Unfortunately, someone purchased a domain name very similar to mine and my lovely customers were being diverted. Since they have a similar website. I felt it was necessary to create a new name to avoid any confusion.

I’M REALLY BUSY, HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR ME TO LEAVE A REVIEW?
Happy customers are my best advertisement. I hope you will take a moment after receiving your order to leave a positive review of your purchase. I strive for a five-star rating every time. PLEASE remember this is my livelihood and anything negative hurts not only my business but my opportunities to grow. Reviews are so important. Kindly refrain from posting a negative review. Please contact me and allow me the opportunity to correct whatever you don’t like. I will always rectify the situation to provide a positive outcome. Customer satisfaction, five-star service is always my goal. I am very easy to work with, so please, be kind and know that any issue is certainly not intentional, and I will do everything I can to make it a five-star experience from order to delivery. Customer Satisfaction is my biggest Reward and greatest Advertisement! Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. If you are ever unsatisfied with your purchase kindly contact me prior to leaving your review. 100% 5-star customer satisfaction is always my goal.

WHY CAN’T YOU INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL CUSTOM FEES IN THE PRICE? I’m sorry, customs fees are different for each country and are the responsibility of the customer. Please don’t give me a poor review because you had to pay customs fees. I’m sorry it is completely out of my hands.

I NEED THREE MALAS, BUT YOU ONLY HAVE TWO AVAILABLE, CAN I GET MORE? Yes, I can usually make more for you. Please contact me, I also welcome your requests and or custom orders.

DO YOU SHIP TO EVERY COUNTRY? I can’t ship to every country, but I do ship to many of them. If you don’t see your country on the list, please contact me and I’ll see if I can do it for you.

CANCELLATIONS- may be accepted if the item has not shipped yet and it is not a custom order.

MY REFUND HASN’T ARRIVED YET. Your refund will be processed, and a credit will be applied to your credit card or original method of payment. Some banking institutions can take up to 30 days for your credit to appear. However, this is rare and most process in 7-14 business days. Late or missing refunds (if applicable)-If you haven’t received an approved refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next, contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted as noted above. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet please contact me.

MISC. GOOD TO KNOW- When the description reads "silver plated" in most cases it is silver plated over brass. Sterling silver is .925 sterling silver. Some computer monitors may not show color accurately. What you see may vary slightly from the item's actual color. Please keep in mind that any slight difference or variation in a beads color, stain, or design only adds to the charm of owning a handmade piece. As with any handmade piece, no two can be made exactly alike, but each one is like the photograph. Thank You for your support and for your purchase.

Zen Spirit Malas may register its copyrights under BobsKatie Enterprises with the United States Library Of Congress-all rights reserved.

SILVER and GOLD PRICES FLUCTUATE and may affect prices in the shop.

THE PHOTOS- Most of the photographs in my shop belong to me and were taken by me. A few of the photos of customers using my products are being used with written permission from my lovely customers and may, or may not, have the talented photographer’s watermark.

PLEASE send me your photo! All photographs regardless of the origination (mine or a customer) may not be used, reproduced or claimed. But, you can pin it on Pinterest! ♥

CUSTOM ORDERS- are always encouraged. When you request a custom or reserved listing we will either discuss via phone or email exactly what you would like created. A Custom order listing will be placed in my shop with your name on it. Acknowledging the details discussed. Price quoted for a custom order is good for 7 days. Price is subject to change to reflect supplies, need, etc. Please make your custom order purchase within 48 hours of the listing added for you in my shop. Unless other arrangements have been made the listing will be withdrawn. A deposit may be required for a custom order. Please be respectful of my shops and my time, as well as the cost I incur for placing a custom listing and honoring your request by making your purchase promptly.

ORDER CONFIRMATION-You will receive a purchase confirmation email from Etsy and from my Zen Spirit Malas ( gmail). If I have any questions I will include them with your emailed order confirmation email. Please take a moment to add azenspiritshop1 at gmail.com to your contacts address list. To keep confirmations, questions, etc. from going into your bulk mail.

TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS-In the event that an item in my shop is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price or description, I reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order placed for the product listed incorrectly. I reserve the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether the order has been confirmed and payment has been received. I will issue a refund or in the case of an incorrect price listing, I will request additional payment for the difference before shipping.

CARING FOR YOUR SILVER PURCHASE-Help prevent tarnishing by storing your silver jewelry in a cool, dry place. Moisture in the air causes silver to tarnish. If necessary, you may want to purchase a silver polishing cloth.

MY MALA HAS A DIFFERENT COLOR THAN YOUR PHOTO- Unfortunately some computer monitors may not show colors accurately and may vary slightly from the item's actual color. Please keep in mind stained beads vary in shades. I do my best to have them all as close in color as possible. Sometimes when the wood is milled into beads it can have a slight variation as well. It is impossible to have them all the same. This slight difference only adds to the artistry of a handmade piece.
Special note- the ebony beads are prone to different shading per batch and can range in color from a brown to black.

WHAT IF MY MALA BREAKS- Mala necklaces in my shop meet or exceed the suggested 30 lb test. If your mala breaks or you need it to be remade. Please contact me for pricing.

WHY ARE YOUR BEADS WAXED? Most of the beads I use now have been dipped and hand-waxed and are non-toxic. Using waxed beads allows for a more comfortable feel, a smoother finish and richer color. Sizes, shapes, and colors may vary with handcrafted items. I may still use unwaxed beads for a few of my designs until I have depleted my inventory.

WHAT KIND OF WOOD ARE YOUR BEADS MADE FROM? All my wood beads are Birch. Birch is known for its cleansing and detoxifying properties. The Birch tree has been referred to as the Giving Tree. As noted above some beads have also been wax coated. Bead shape and stain may vary when they are in the stain pots or when the wood is milled and shaped. Please keep in mind that any slight difference or variation in beads and stones color, stain, shape, or design only adds to the charm of owning a handmade piece. As with any handmade piece, no two can be made exactly alike, but each one is like the photograph or as requested.

I WANT TO GIVE MY NEPHEW A MALA WHAT AGE IS BEST TO START MEDITATION? I started meditating without a mala when I was a little girl probably about age 8. Malas are not intended for children under the age of 8. As they can pose a choking hazard. If you feel your nephew is the appropriate age for this tool, give him a gift of tranquility and mindfulness.

WHY DO YOU SELL TWO DIFFERENT MALA STYLES? You will find that most of my traditional 108 bead style malas are approximately 36 inches in length (not including the tassel) which is a hanging ( hang) length of 18 inches from the neck to the guru bead, with resting beads placed at 7 and 21. The T bar mala style came from customer requests. The body of the mala is the traditional 108 bead, but it has a long (t bar) piece that is 9 beads long. You can use the 9 bead section for your meditation practice or consider it as part of the guru bead or tassel.

DO TASSEL COLORS HAVE A MEANING? Yes, some believe the tassel color is very important others believe it is a lovely finishing touch but is without and significant meaning. Most of the tassels are "built into your piece" not added afterward.

Each color and its meaning is represented in the chart below
• Red—power and life force
• Orange—energy understanding of life.
• Amber-understanding and knowledge
• Sage-compassion and love
• Light Blue-peace and wisdom
• Dark Blue-knowledge of the higher self, wisdom, and spirituality
• Purple—transformation and divine energy

HOW DO I KNOW HOW TO USE A MALA? Instructions are included with every mala purchase.

CARING FOR YOUR SILVER PURCHASE-Help prevent tarnishing by storing your silver jewelry in a cool, dry place. Moisture in the air causes silver to tarnish. If necessary you may want to invest in a silver polishing cloth.

Thank you for your purchase