New York jewelry designer, Chandrika Shrobe, turns her talents to creating this stretchy mala using semi-precious matte black onyx beads and ornamental sterling silver guru beads. Strung with durable elastic, the stretchy mala fits the wrist snugly like a bracelet. Wear one as a beautiful reminder to recite your mantra throughout the day.
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, black onyx is associated with protection and the dispelling of obstacles and negative energy.
18, 10mm beads plus guru bead. Made in the USA.
Behind The "Mala"
Mala means “garland” in Sanskrit. Stretchy wrist malas are often worn as a reminder to practice mantra at all times. Stretchy wrist malas may vary in the number of beads but may still be used for mantra practice. Wearing a stretchy mala is especially convenient for a person who is ill and would like to recite mantra in bed; the stretchy wrist mala is always right there on their wrist. Many people wear stretchy malas as a reminder to be mindful.