A custom mala can be a wonderful and memorable gift for oneself or a dear loved one. It can be a wonderful tool to help through a difficult time, or as an aid in spiritual and contemplation practices. I love using mala to work with my sankalpa (heart's way of being). I work directly and intuitively with clients to create custom malas. This process begins by having an in depth discussion with the person who wants the mala (or, in the case of a gift, the purchaser), in order to find out what sorts of qualities the client is feeling that they want support with at this time. It is also possible at this time to aid the client in discovering his/her sankalpa.
After the initial interview, I will choose several different stones and pendants that I feel may suit the needs, and take pictures and send them to the client along with information about the qualities of each stone.
the client then selects which stones they would like to see and up to 2 different designs are presented for the client to have input on.
The client has full input during each stage of the process and the final mala will not be knotted until the client signs off on the final design.
After each mala is complete, it will spend time in my singing bowl as a way of initiating it to its new physical state of being as a partner in practice for the new owner.
The investment for this process begins at $140. The final cost depends on the price of the stones final stones selected. If you are working within a certain budget, please let me know in advance and I will do my best to make offerings that reflect that.