This 108 beaded mala was diligently and lovingly wire wrapped using sterling silver wire. The mala is made with 3mm Rudraksha beads and 4mm faceted Aquamarine beads. It is finished with a pearl enhancer, used as a clasp that is covert, so it fits into the design. I placed it there so it can be worn as a bracelet for ease of taking on and off the wrist. This mala can also be worn as a long necklace or double and triple wrapped. The beads are attached to a Sterling Silver large round chain. I have hung a fine silver thai Buddha charm, an Om charm, and a 50 year old Indian amulet of Kali Ma. There is also another Aquamarine Charm. This is a special piece of jewelry. The entire piece has been oxidized to bring out the color in the stones. The art of Aparigraha, the fifth Yama in the Eight Limb Path. The art of letting go, non-hoarding and putting things out into the world that others can cherish. Namaste.....
I do all my own wire wrapping by hand using only gold filled wire or sterling silver wire. Now days a jewelry designer can buy pre made wire wrapped semi precious stones. These chains are wire wrapped on gold plated wire and silver filled wire which is much different than gold filled or sterling. Please go to my about page to see a detailed explanation of the difference between metals. :)
Total Length of Necklace 47" (including charms)
3mm Rudraksha Beads
4mm Faceted Aquamarine Beads
Sterling Silver Chain
Thai Silver Buddha Charm
Thai Silver Om Charm
Indian Amulet Kali Ma Charm from Rajasthan
Sterling Silver Wire
Beryl is a family of many stones of rich energy such as Aquamarine (blue-green), Bixbite (red), Emerald (green), Morganite (pink), Heliodor (golden yellow), Goshenite (white). Beryl is a stone opens the throat chakra and is the stone responsible for communication and self expression. The stone also enhances courage and protection. This is the stone of "illumination" of the body and the mind. The stone opens one's awareness of knowledge, wisdom, intuition and creativity.
Rudraksha seed beads are dried seeds from the Rudraksha tree. They are used in the Hindu culture to create sacred garlands. Rudraksha trees grow on mountains and hilly regions of Nepal, Indonesia, Java, Sumatra and Burma. Rudraksha evolve from the eyes of Lord Shiva, "rudra" means Shiva and "aksha" means eyes. Rudraksha beads are considered one of the most sacred of beads used for meditation and mantra.
The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. ... A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved by man through purely human means. The term Buddha literally means enlightened one, a knower.
The Om is the most sacred sound and symbol in the universe. It is a symbol that connects us to our highest
self and connects to all life around us.
Kālī; Sanskrit: काली is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, or shakti. She is the mighty aspect of the goddess Durga. The name of Kali means black one and force of time, she is therefore called the Goddess of Time, Change, Power, Creation, Preservation, and Destruction. Her earliest appearance is that of a destroyer principally of evil forces. She is considered a benevolent mother goddess. She is often portrayed standing or dancing on her consort, the Hindu god Shiva, who lies calm and prostrate beneath her.
Since the beginning, cultures around the world have had the desire to posses a tangible and personal form of worship, and these plaque style amulets reflect that desire. This amulet come from the Indian states of Rajasthan. They were made from the late 19th to early 20th centuries and is approximately 75-100 yrs old.
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Naked Planet Jewelry is designed to balance the body using the healing properties of gemstones and crystals. For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have utilized the power of crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages, thus facilitating the free flow of prana (energy) throughout the body. On a cellular level, our bodies and gemstones are both made up of mineral silicon-dioxide. Therefore,we are naturally receptive to the vibrations of crystals as they transmit, reflect, store light and receive energy. When crystals are placed directly on your body, they have a powerful vibratory effect that surges from the crystal to you. Each gemstone energy serves as a tool to help heal, protect and reduce stress in our mind, body and spirit.
WHAT ARE MALA BEADS?
A Japa mala or mala in (Sanskrit:माला) mālā, means garland. It is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists. Malas are used for keeping count while meditating, reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name of a deity. This practice is known in Sanskrit as japa. Malas are used to support Dharana (Sanskrit: धारणा) means concentration, introspective focus and one-pointedness of mind, it is the six limb of Patanjali's 8 limb path of yoga. Dhyana (Sanskrit: ध्यान) literally means "contemplation, reflection" and "profound, abstract meditation". Dhyana is contemplating, reflecting on whatever Dharana has focussed on. Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads. My mala beads are finished with a tassel, or two hanging beads or bracelet style with the guru bead finished sideways for ease to wear as a bracelet.
I mindfully hand knotted all my mala necklaces reciting a mantra as a blessing to increase their vibration. They are cleansed with Palo Santo which is a sacred wood related to Frankincense and Myrrh. Palo Santo purifies, cleanses and banishes misfortune and evil spirits, therefore. It is considered a "holy wood" and a sacred wood of prayer.
I pride my work with attention to detail, color, design and craftsmanship. My Malas are cleansed with Palo Santo then carefully wrapped in paper and a muslin pouch. A card with the metaphysical meanings of each stone is included along with instructions on how to meditate and take proper care of your mala as well as a special mantra card.
WIRE WRAPPED JEWELRY
I do all my own wire wrapping using sterling silver, or 14K gold filled.