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Project Info:

Level: Beginner

Estimated time: 4-6 Hours

Project by: Janice Parsons

A mala is traditionally used in Buddhism for meditation and chanting. With 108 beads plus a guru bead, they are both functional and beautiful. In this project, Janice has added pattern to the classic design of all one stone, which can take the mala from just plain to special. But that’s up to you! In this project, you will learn to knot using the classic pearl knotting method. Janice also covers how to knot the closure seamlessly, what cord size to use and how to add a tassel. The handout is easy to view. Click the PDF Download button. And all the products are available for purchase. Click on the Ingredients tab above to add to your cart. Please read through the handout completely before you start. We hope you enjoy!


Chocolate- Regular C-Lon

C-Lon: Regular

$4.95 USD

Carnelian- 8mm Rounds

Gem Rounds- 8mm

$8.00 USD

Tiny Tassel- Burgundy/Gold


$1.50 USD

Ultimate Design Board

Design Boards & Storage

$36.95 USD

Square Peg- Flower Serpentine

Vintage Finds

$14.95 USD

Honey Serpentine- 7-8.5mm Rounds

Vintage Finds

$18.50 USD

Turtle Shells- Serpentine

Vintage Finds

$5.95 USD

Mother Nature- Natural Serpentine Ovals

Vintage Finds

$28.95 USD

GS Hypo Cement


$5.35 USD

Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutter


$37.95 USD

Eurotool Chain Nose Plier


$12.95 USD

Beadsmith Knotting Tweezer


$3.95 USD

Project Map

Here is everything you need to create a mala. It is 108 beads plus a guru bead and a tassel. You need tweezers, glue, cutters and chain nose pliers. Depending on the mala you choose, you will be recommended the C-Lon size right for knotting. Enjoy!