Retired - Howlite Zen Mala

PROJECT N2152
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Choose your favorite combination of gemstones and tassels to make a beautiful traditional Mala.
Instructions
For some helpful instruction please watch our video: How to Make a Mala.
  1. Begin by replacing the gold jump ring on the tassel for a silver jump ring. Simply open the gold jump ring and slide it out. Open a silver jump ring and string it through the open hole of the tassel and close the jump ring.
  2. Cut off about 6 feet of beading wire. String the tassel on to the center of the beading wire. Take both wires through a crimp tube. Sit it just above the jump ring of the tassel and crimp the crimp tube. Add a crimp cover.
  3. String the wire through the tower bead. And repeat the above process of adding a crimp tube and crimp cover.
  4. Next string the wires in opposite directions through the guru bead.
  5. On to the right wire, string 7 howlite beads. Then one crimp tube (crimp the tube) and crimp cover; one onyx bead, followed by one crimp tube (crimp the tube) and crimp cover.
  6. Then string on 14 howlite beads. Then one crimp tube (do not crimp the tube), one onyx bead, followed by one crimp tube (do not crimp the tube).
  7. Then string on 66 howlite beads.
  8. Move to the second wire and string 7 howlite beads. Then one crimp tube (crimp the tube) and crimp cover; one onyx bead, followed by one crimp tube (crimp the tube) and crimp cover.
  9. Then string on 14 howlite beads. Then one crimp tube (do not crimp the tube), one onyx bead, followed by one crimp tube (do not crimp the tube).
  10. Take this wire and cross it so that it is going through the 66 howlite beads strung on the first wire.
  11. String the wires through the crimp tubes that are un-crimped. Crimp the remaining crimp tubes. Add crimp covers over all four of them.
  12. Trim any excess wire.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FJR-5170 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPHO-50 - Howlite Gemstone Guru Beads, Barrel 18mm, 1 Set, White and Black
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPHO-100 - Howlite Gemstone Beads, Round 10mm, 1 Strand, White and Black
    Project uses 108 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • SPAG-1102 - Agate Gemstone Beads, Round 10mm, 1 Strand, Black
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1236 - BeadSmith Flex-Rite Beading Wire, 49 Strand .018 Thick, 10 Foot Spool, Pearl Silver
    Project uses 6 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1215 - Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1053 - Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PTS-109 - Nylon Cord Pendant, Tassel with Gold Tone Open Jump Ring 30mm, 10 Pieces, Red
    Project uses 1 piece. 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-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Yoga
Ingredients FJR-5170, SPHO-50, SPHO-100, SPAG-1102, XCR-1236, FCR-1215, FCR-1053, PTS-109, XTL-1059,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5170
Howlite Gemstone Guru Beads, Barrel 18mm, 1 Set, White and Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: SPHO-50
Howlite Gemstone Beads, Round 10mm, 14.75 Inch Strand, White and Black
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$6.49 / Package | SKU: SPHO-100
Agate Gemstone Beads, Round 10mm, 14.5 Inch Strand, Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.69 / Package | SKU: SPAG-1102
BeadSmith Flex-Rite Beading Wire, 49 Strand .018
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-1236
Beadalon Silver Plated Crimp Tubes 2x1.8mm 1.3mm ID (75 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 75 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FCR-1215
Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: FCR-1053
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

Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece

Related Video [VIEW ALL VIDEOS]

You recently viewed

Clear recently viewed