Handmade necklace with lavender jasper, carefully knotted with love and intention. Besides being a beautiful mix of mauves, greys and purple tones, metaphysically lavender jasper helps with addiction, and soothes depression. The moonstone counter beads have calming moon energy that minimizes emotional stress, and black lava beads make this extra special. The lava rock is not only a strongly grounding stone, but also fantastic at absorbing essential oils!
Malas are beautiful necklaces, but can also be used as meditation beads. Each necklace has 108 beads on a mala necklace corresponds to 108 lines of energy that connect to the heart chakra? Each bead represents a thought, and each knot between the beads is the space between thoughts. People use malas as a meditation tool, counting each bead to empty the mind or repeating a mantra with each bead until it is repeated 108 times. As with this one, there are also guru beads/tassels at the end, this is not part of the 108–it represents your guide/teacher/guru/knowledge, and is not crossed when you count beads. This one also has counter beads, which allow you to meditate for a shorter period instead of the entire 108 strand.
As this is a traditional hand knotted mala from natural stones, it may damaged by water, sweat, or vigorous activity, and as with any gemstone jewelry, stones may crack with force. While philosophically a broken mala is considered part of the natural order, I have used polycord instead of silk to give this necklace longer life. All the jewelry from CrowTotemArts is handcrafted in my studio in California and created from designs drawn in my sketchbook. You can follow me on Instagram at Brandys_CrowTotem. Each item is hand made and unique. Like all artisan jewelry, please handle with care.