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DESIGN YOUR MASTERPIECE

Designing your perfect mala necklace is a creative and personal process that allows you to express your unique style and intentions.
Malas are not only beautiful pieces of jewelry but also have spiritual and meditative significance.
Here's a step-by-step guide to help ignite your creative energy and get you started:

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SET YOUR INTENTION

Get clear on your mala's mission! What's the vibe you're after? Will it be a tool for meditation, healing, spiritual evolution, or a daily affirmation? Get crystal clear on your purpose, and your mala will work it's magic.
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SELECT YOUR GEMSTONES

Sparkling gemstones are the heart and soul of a magical mala necklace. These little gems are packed with healing powers and specific energies. The trick is to select stones that match your intention. If you're after clarity, go for amethyst. If you're after love, call on rose quartz. And to stay grounded, onyx is your go-to buddy. For more gemstone inspiration, click here and flip through our dazzling gemstone scrapbook.

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CHOOSE A FOCAL BEAD

Did you know that some of these bead beauties have a special feature? Yep, there's a bigger bead or a rare gemstone sprinkled in the mix that catches the eye. It's like the star of the show! What's the point, you say? Well, this little gem represents the main focus of your intention, a reminder to keep your mind on the prize.
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PICK A MALA GURU BEAD

Let's decode the hidden meaning behind Guru beads and tassels in a Mala. The Guru bead, sitting tall at number 109, is the star of the show. Its size and design set it apart, symbolizing the unique bond between a teacher and pupil. It's also a gentle nudge to stay on course and true to your path.

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SELECT THE SPACER BEADS

If you're a meditation or prayer enthusiast, you'll know that keeping track of those precious beads can get pretty tricky. But, thanks to spacer beads, you can give your fingers a little more breathing room while you count away. These clever beads sit between each main bead and not only make it easier to move along but also add a touch of pizzazz to your mala. You'll be tickled pink to know that the color you choose for your spacers can carry a deeper meaning or intention. So, whether you want to match your main beads or mix things up, your spacers are there to help you shine!
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PLAN THE LAYOUT

When it comes to planning your design, the possibilities are virtually limitless. You have the option to go for a more traditional style with a straightforward arrangement of 108 mala beads. Alternatively, you can infuse a bit of innovation by incorporating focus beads into the 108-bead structure, like our basic design featuring 11 mala beads interspersed with 1 focus bead.
For a more contemporary twist, consider placing the focus beads intermittently in addition to the 108 mala beads. The Mala Shala Chic design, for instance, cleverly positions 27 mala beads between 3 focal beads and 1 guru bead. This design is particularly appealing because it allows for shorter meditation sessions, sending gentle reminders after every 27, 54, and 81 beads. This option works wonders in our family, as it makes it easier to persuade the young minds to take some time to mediate when the time commitment to do so is reduced.
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CREATE THE DESIGN

Unleash your inner artist and sketch out your dream mala with our design sheets! Pick up some pencil crayons and play around with different patterns and color combos to find the perfect match for your vision and intention. Don't forget to give special attention to accent beads and the placement of focal gems.
Pro Tip: get creative with spacer beads and choose colors that complement your chosen gemstone. 

 

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SEND A REQUEST

Fill out our Design Request Form to receive a quote based on your selections and our assembly fees and emailing us a picture of your vision board.

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commit

Approve quote by sending payment.

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approve production

Receive an image of the bead layout, pre-assembly, so that you have an opportunity to review and alter as required before your masterpiece is hand strung with love!
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receive

Our goal is to bring you mala to life and into your hands within 14 days!  

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bless your mala

Give your mala some love! Pour your intention into it by taking a moment to meditate, pray, or do any ritual that resonates with you.
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use & care

Rock your mala necklace to keep your intention in check. Remember to treat it with TLC and watch out for any water, sweat, or other sneaky elements that could damage the beads. Show some love to your mala by giving it a gentle cleanse and upkeep to make it last a lifetime.

schedule a consult

Still not sure where to start?  Send us an email and we can schedule a call!  We will do our best to spark your creative juices to make sure you choose the perfect gemstones for your masterpiece!

 

We are here to help and answer all your questions!  

Tel: 905.401.2220

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