What is a Memory Mala?

Traditionally, malas are Buddhist prayer garlands used during meditation consisting of 108 beads and 1 larger guru bead that closes the loop. Each smaller bead represents a breath, a mantra, and/or intention and is used to keep count while the guru bead represents the student-teacher relationship. You can read more about traditional malas┬áhere. I believe... Continue Reading →

Shell Shock

I bought Hematite quite awhile ago thinking it would fit easily into one of the many mala's I'm creating. Never really finding the right combination I had un-strung them in to a bowl and put them to the side. While working on another piece I had the Natural Shell out and wound up putting a... Continue Reading →

Mookite Power

There are some days when I walk in to a bead store and certain stones will just call to me. This was the case with Mookite. I had visited our local store a few times before I decided to buy them and I was oh so excited to work with them. Enamored with the different... Continue Reading →

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