by Holly Louen.
(Green Valley, Arizona)
This hand knotted, 108 gemstone mala necklace is truly a statement piece.
The number 108 is significant for a number of reasons and it is open to interpretation. Mala beads were traditionally created to be used as a tool in meditation.
However — I believe mala beads are also beautiful mediums to set intentions, manifest, and generally feel good.
My malas are handknotted between each gemstone, allowing one to chant their mantra — a sound or string of words — and keep track of where they are.
Each necklace has one of my handmade sari silk tassels as a pendant.
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