Intuitively Designed and Handcrafted Malas
A Tradition of Learning Life’s Lessons on the path
Traditionally, Malas are intended to serve the practitioner until the next stage of initiation is attained, they can be used for Japa (meditation), learning various spiritual names or sounds, learning to relate to the stone people, and used as protection and talismans. When one is made specifically for an individual the piece becomes like a prayer and a “medicine” for that persons life. It tells a story, it teaches them, and it “works on them”. Malas can be enjoyed sometimes for many years, other times it’s much shorter. It’s not up to you or me, it’s up to God and the stones. One of the traditional signs of completion is the spontaneous explosion or sudden breakage of the beads.
Here are some reasons people have commissioned a personal piece to be made:
Rites of Passage. Engagements. Weddings. Anniversaries. Birthdays. Pregnancies. Births. Endings. New Businesses. Deaths. Prayers. Gifts.
Learning a new Lesson in life? Lets make you a Mala
How it Works
After you’ve Paid your deposit;
1) 1:1 Intuitive Creation Session (30 minutes)
2) The Design- Research-Foraging Process Begins
3) Bead Plate-ing, Stringing and Knotting
4) Guru Stone/Pendant Making/Tassel Making + Finishing
5) Handwrittten Note + Personal Video Orientation to your Piece
6) Packaging and Shipping
I handpick and handmake your mala, specifically FOR you, an intentional, unique and personal piece that holds meaning for your life purpose and path.
I have a very intuitive and beautiful process for handcrafting and foraging for these beautiful pieces.
When It's Complete
I send it off. You receive it and fall in love, and you have a talisman. An art piece that means something to you. Something you will cherish and learn from until it’s time to part, complete a lesson, or move on.
IMPORTANT How Pricing Works:
Due to the varying nature and cost of stones and crystals your initial fee includes the basics of my time, creativity, and energy. It does not include the cost of stones because of the varying price and your budget. I choose your stones after our meeting or you send me questions and then I go a foraging.
I use real stones and crystals and do my best to use the highest quality I can find and that works with your budget.
We will discuss your budget for your beads and when I find the ones I'd love to use I will send you an invoice for the balance.
Here's an idea of what my fees include:
Meditation time: I take time to sit with your questions, your energy, and our conversation and go into meditation to begin my creative process with what stones or crystals to use and where I might find them.
Design Time: I take the time to design and create the rite work of art for your body and spirit based on the messages and guidance I received in my meditation time. This can include writing, drawing, singing, and dancing. It has it’s own time and I deeply listen to my own body, and work with the natural cycles of seasons within me and without.
Foraging Time: I do the work of finding the best stones, crystals, and suppliers, as well as clearing, cleaning, activating and loving them so they are shiny and ready for your use.
Crafting Time: I handmake your mala, placing the design, stringing the design, knotting the design, preparing it for shipping, and shipping it off to you lovingly.
What is NOT Included
Mala Bead supplies ( stones, crystals, wood etc) : 99+ beads for your mala can range from $25-$100+ depending on what stones I choose and your budget. The average cost for a project is around $50-$75. Stones like ruby and sapphire can be $100 per 50 bead strand, and other proejcts that would require custom work could be anywhere from $10-$50 per bead (Breastmilk beads, wood work, wild foraged stones etc) We work with your budget and I communicate with you closely.
Shipping: I ship priority 2-3 day mail ($7.35) in the US and Priority International Shipping (about $25) ( 6-10 days, and cost varies depending on the destination) unless discussed otherwise.
Questions about ordering email firstname.lastname@example.org
My Commitments in my Crafting
I use real stones and the best quality I can find.
I work with local sellers and designers as much as I can.
I honor the rhythms of my body, and the earth seasons in my creative process.
I do not neglect my children, family, or body in order to create your piece.
I create high quality and intentional jewelry that brings healing, beauty, joy, and meaning to your life.
Make it Personal :
All My Malas come with Handwritten notes, instructions for use, care and cleaning. I want you to know the story of your mala and what went into creating it.