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Start and complete one entire side of mala:add 18 beads and 18 knots then add one counter bead and one knot. Continue with 36 more beads and 36 knots, which will put you exactly at of the mala. Add one counter bead and a knot (this is the center counter bead and will be at the base of the neck).

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  • How do you make a Mala necklace?

  • Start and complete one entire side of mala: add 18 beads and 18 knots then add one counter bead and one knot. Continue with 36 more beads and 36 knots, which will put you exactly at of the mala. Add one counter bead and a knot (this is the center counter bead and will be at the base of the neck). You have completed of the mala.

  • What is a mala and how do I use it?

  • Malas have been used for centuries to help people set intentions, meditate and tap into what they truly want in life. The mala consists of 108 beads. Why 108?

  • How do you add beads to a Mala cord?

  • Each side of your cord will have 54 mala beads, plus optional counter beads if you have chosen to add them. Make a knot on top of every bead as you add them. Slide the knot as close as possible to the bead. Repeat this process: add a bead, tie a knot, add a bead, knot.

  • How do you tie a Mala knot?

  • Make a knot on top of every bead as you add them. Slide the knot as close as possible to the bead. Repeat this process: add a bead, tie a knot, add a bead, knot. Start and complete one entire side of mala: add 18 beads and 18 knots then add one counter bead and one knot.