We have over 20 new beads in our Tibetan beads section. Our new beads range from core beads that can make up the bulk of your mala or jewelry, and we also have decorative beads that make wonderful spacer beads, and guru beads for the end of your mala. Malas can be made in a variety of different ways. Some malas simply have the beads that make up the mala and the guru bead. Some malas are knotted between each bead. Other malas have a guru bead and three spacer beads around the mala between every 27 beads. Spacer beads help you track where you are in your meditation as you move around the mala (even with your eyes closed). For this reason it is best if the beads used for spacer beads are either larger or smaller than the beads that make up the rest of the mala. Guru beads are also traditionally larger than the other beads on the mala, and there are two parts to guru beads- the top of the guru bead which is a bead with three holes, and the bottom of the mala where the tassel is pulled through. Making a mala where the main beads are made from gemstones, wood, or seed beads like lotus seeds or bodhi seeds, and then using brass or silver beads for the spacer beads and guru beads, makes a very lovely and striking mala design.
This is a set of 10 beads. Each bead has the auspicious cloud design around the outside of the bead. These beads are great for many jewelry styles, and can also be used for a mala. These beads are made from silver alloy.
There are 5 beads sold in this set. Each bead has the endless knot, also known as the eternity knot design on both sides of the bead. These beads are made from brass alloy. These beads made beautiful spacer beads for your mala.
This is a set of three guru beads. The beads are made from silver alloy. There are auspicious signs on both sides of each bead. These are beautiful guru beads that will really make your custom mala stand out.