Amazonite Tibetan Buddha Mala

PROJECT N2150
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Choose your favorite combination of gemstones and tassels to make a beautiful traditional Mala.
Instructions
A toothpick or scrap of wire is recommended to complete this project.
  1. Please watch our video: How to Make a Mala. In this video you will see the basic technique for starting, knotting and finishing a Mala as well as some variations and design tips you can use.
  2. For this Mala, begin by cutting 10 feet of cord and stringing the tassel to the center of the cord. Tie an overhand knot.
  3. Thread both cords through one wood bead and tie another overhand knot. Thread both cords through the tower bead and tie another overhand knot. Thread both cords through the buddha wood bead and tie another overhand knot. Next send the separate cords up and out through the T of the guru bead. Tie a knot on each side.
  4. Next, take one side and string on the beads and knot them as shown in the video. Move to the other side and string the beads until you come to a finishing point. Please follow the recommendations for how to finish off the Mala shown in the video.
  5. Pattern for a Tibetan Mala: 27 gemstones, 1 gold/1 wood/1 gold, 27 gemstones, 1 gold/1 wood/1 gold, 27 gemstones, 1 gold/1 wood/1 gold, 27 gemstones.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPAZ-68 - Matte Pale Aqua Green Amazonite 8mm Round Gemstone Beads (15.5 Inch Strand)
    Project uses 108 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • BMB-3221 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Hexagon Spacer Beads 3.8mm (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-1014 - Aromatic Cedar Wood Beads, Buddha Head 19mm, 1 Piece, Natural
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PTS-107 - Nylon Cord Pendant, Tassel with Gold Tone Open Jump Ring 30mm, 10 Pieces, Dark Raspberry Red
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-1002 - Smooth Aromatic Cedar Wood Beads, Round 10mm, 20 Pieces, Natural
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4248 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - White / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPQR-201 - Rose Quartz Gemstone Guru Beads, Round 11mm, 1 Set, Pink
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1059 - Eurotool Super New Glue - Heavy Duty Adhesive - 3 Gram Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-4001 - Beadsmith Bent Fine Point Tweezers For Bead And Pearl Knotting
  • XTL-3250 - Beadsmith Beading Needles Medium Flexible Twisted (50!)
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Boho
Ingredients SPAZ-68, BMB-3221, BWD-1014, PTS-107, BWD-1002, XCR-4248, SPQR-201, XTL-1059,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Hexagon Spacer Beads 3.8mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.89 / Package | SKU: BMB-3221
Aromatic Cedar Wood Beads, Buddha Head 19mm, 1 Piece, Natural
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: BWD-1014
Nylon Cord Pendant, Tassel with Gold Tone Open Jump Ring 30mm, 10 Pieces, Dark Raspberry Red
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$9.39 / Package | SKU: PTS-107
Smooth Aromatic Cedar Wood Beads, Round 10mm, 20 Pieces, Natural
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: BWD-1002
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - White / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: XCR-4248
Rose Quartz Gemstone Guru Beads, Round 11mm, 1 Set, Pink
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.45 / Package | SKU: SPQR-201
Eurotool Super New Glue - Heavy Duty Adhesive - 3 Gram Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.85 / Package | SKU: XTL-1059
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Beading Needles Medium Flexible Twisted (50!)

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