Every piece in my store is handmade, and handmade objects must be handled with extra care. Your mala should be treated like a sacred item. Mala necklaces and bracelets are made of natural stones, wood beads, and seed beads. They are threaded on a durable nylon or silk string that which need to be treated properly if you wish to use them and enjoy carrying them for a long time. However, we at Gemjewlry: Atousas Art offer a mala repair service for rethreading your rosary. The thread we use comes in a variety of colors, it is strong and specifically designed for prayer beads.
- Use your mala necklace / bracelet for both meditation and as a beautiful accessory.
- Do not carry your mala in water.
- Do not carry your mala/necklace in bed.
- Do not carry your mala when physical activity of a very high intensity, including yoga. Place your mala on top of your yoga mat so that it can remind you of your intention while you exercise.
- Skin lotions and oils (and excessive sweat) can break down natural materials. Please do not subject your grind to these conditions.
- Components in sterling silver may need to be polished from time to time to keep them shiny. A dry polishing cloth works to gently polish your silver.
- Silk thread tassels should be stored hanging or carefully placed on top of your pile of mala beads. If your silk gets a bit ruffled, you can simply wet your fingers and gently run them through the threads. This should remove wrinkles and refresh your tassel.
- Bracelets should be gently rolled on and off the wrist. Avoid pulling on the elastic, as it may weaken over time.
You can clean or charge your mala beads. To clean them, Light a sage stick or palo santo and blow out the flame, let the smoke wash over your mala taking away any negative energy as it goes.To charge your gemstones, place them under the full moon once a month. (aso read Learn More section in our website).