Aventurine and Black Onyx
This elegant mala is made of 36 Black Onyx beads, 18 either side of the Black Onyx Guru bead, and 72 Green Aventurine beads.
The counting beads are 8mm and the Guru bead is 10mm with a 18x24 mm extension bead. It is strung on black silk thread for a smooth flow through the hands and is finished off with a black handmade cotton tassle.
This mala is made to be adjustable in the amount of space prefered between the beads as they are moved by the thumb after each mantra is recited. The tassle can be pulled away from the Guru bead to provide more cord length into the mala for a greater space between the counting bead or subsequently the tassle can be slid closer to the Guru bead by pulling on the knotted silk thread in the tassle to take in the slack.
This mala looks great as a necklace and it is a good way to keep the attunement of your practice in the forfront of your awareness as well as benefit from the vibrational qualities of the Aventurine and Onyx.
There is a matching quarter mala available here.