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Om Mala

About this design:

The combination of fossil jasper and beryl morganite blends so nicely together. They provide a soft earthiness reminiscent of the sea. The use of the lotus and the Om coin emphasizes the calmness of this piece

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut 3.5 meters of cord, placing an overhand knot in the middle. Begin stringing on your beads on one side. Knot in between each bead.
TIP - If you pull your next bead against the knot, it will secure the knot in place.
27 Fossil Jasper, 12 Beryl Morganite, 3 Fossil Jasper, 3 Beryl Morganite, 1 Fossil Jasper, 7 Beryl Morganite, 1 Fossil Jasper = 54 beads
  Step 2:
Repeat the pattern from Step 1 on the other side = 108 beads
Step 3:
String your Om coin as the guru bead.
Step 4:
Make a tassel using sari yarn and the antique gold C-Lon. Attach to the necklace using the tails of cord remaining after you have strung your guru bead. Make sure to dab all end knots with adhesive and use the thread burned to finish off all ends.

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Ali, this is gorgeous with the Beryl Morganite and fossil jasper! Somehow I got it in my head that this was an Hindu prayer bead. I’m glad that you made the Mala page explaining the meanings behind the components.

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    Deb Harding says:

    Love the colors in this one. Beryl Morganite is such a gorveous stone and looks lovely with that Tibetan ‘Om’ coin.

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    The selection of beads is simple gorgeous :D

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    Deb Harding says:


  5. kye
    kye says:

    Beautiful blend of beads and components.

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    Anona F says:

    I absolutely love this OM MALA necklace and plan to make it for myself! I see that is uses two kinds of beads – can you tell me how many of each are used and are they in one of the pattern styles of the other Mala Necklaces?
    Thanks so much!!!

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    Anona F says:

    Please excuse my post – I went back and looked up the directions and it states exactly the answer to my question. Now I have to get ready and order my supplies to make this gorgeous necklace, Thank you!!!

  8. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks everyone!

  9. Sistercat
    Sistercat says:


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    o0 -- Courtney says:

    If you didn’t have every size thread at your beck-and-call and had to order online, how would you pick a size? I’m using the “cheater’s” way with 2 overhand knots between beads. Figure 2 strands would be more secure for use as well. But I either can’t get the 2 strands through all the beads, or I double-knot and the bead catches…..hold breath…….and then slides right over the knot to hit the bead behind it. :’(

    I have beads for a couple malas but my version of String Theory is just an illusion apparently ;)

    Ideas on how to size it?

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    Maribeth B says:

    How do you connect the tassel to the bottom of your pendant?


  12. Vivian
    Vivian says:

    You are SO creative, idea-filled and a great designer. That is a given.

    Do you sell your creations?

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