Sunday, June 13, 2010

Malas, Made with Love (and Peace & Love)

Long strands of pearls draped around one’s neck are simply beautiful. So Chanel, sooo Coco.


The idea of hand-knotted, faux pearl malas surfaced when I imagined this blog. After weeks of experimenting with glass pearls and hand-knotting tools and techniques, I’ve made several beautiful strands in white, ivory and the palest pink. The guru and marker beads are multi-faceted oval crystals with a soft iridescent sheen.


Thus far, I’ve strung prayer beads and gifted them to

    • The dearest yoga teacher from whom I have learned much about myself
    • A beloved colleague who inspires me
    • A joyful friend, originally from India, who shares her world of the love for words, yoga and fellow sentient beings
    • A kind Mongolian Buddhist who celebrates at a temple near Belmar, N.J., where I coincidentally spent childhood summers

While knotting the thread I am reminded of my mother, who was a skilled and prolific knitter. I have gained a greater appreciation for the rhythm of the craft and the connection with the person for whom the object is being created. I feel mom lovingly knit one, purl two, for ME. I hope each recipient can feel the love in every pearl I slip down the thread, loop and knot.


May all beings benefit.

4 comments:

  1. that is simply gorgeous! you have done a fabulous job. you should seriously consider selling them :) hugs!!

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  2. I agree, these are absolutely beautiful. Would you ever consider selling them? PS Love your blog!

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  3. I would definitely buy a pair of pearl malas from you my darling. Love, kisses, and Namaste.

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  4. You are beautiful, like that you create. You are what you believe and you believe truth and beauty!

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