Listen to your inner voice, use this mala in meditation to help to intuitive focus. The user finds a deeper spiritual connection, clearing the mind of confusion and aid in focusing on intuitive thoughts. Many believe that onyx stones provide the wearer with strength stamina and self-control. Onyx is a strong "grounding" stone. Polished striped black onyx and grey jasper stones intricately accented with gold plated beads and finished with a red tassel.
Created for you with my hands. Order now to guarantee availability. *This is my original design and intellectual property ©2004-2018. If you see it anywhere else, it is a copy. Thank you for making your purchase from the original designer, it is a pleasure to create for you. With gratitude, Katherine
Length when worn- 20 inches not including the tassel.
Tassel length approximately 3 inches
Resting Beads- at 21
Full count 108 beads
Materials- wood, silver, gold, onyx, jasper cotton
Accents- gold plated over silver accent beads
Colors- black grey gold, red
Bead size-8mm and 10mm
This mala is often used in meditation to help with intuitive focus. The user finds a deeper spiritual connection, clearing the mind of confusion and aid in focusing on intuitive thoughts. Many believe that onyx stones provide the wearer with strength stamina, and self-control. Onyx is a strong "grounding" stone.
The grey jasper stones Jasper is one of the oldest known gemstones. Jasper is a strong securing gemstone, known as a stability gemstone. It is believed by some to have a powerful protection against emotional stresses. Jasper is also associated with courage and independence and energy balance. Jasper comes in many colors. It is believed that all colors of Jasper will help balance the vibrations of the body and promote physical energy.
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Mala beads are used for meditation, prayer and other spiritual practices. But, many of my clients wear them as spiritual jewelry for their attractive style. When wearing a personal mala it is not only a wonderful tool for meditation, and prayer, but when used regularly with a personal mantra many believe it absorbs the vibrations of the practice.
Almost all malas have a large bead at the end called the Guru Bead (also referred to as Seva Mother Bead, Summit Bead, Mount Bead or Mother Bead) it signifies the end of one round in the prayer cycle, chant, mantra, affirmation, etc. On a full sized mala the guru bead is the 109th bead. The Guru bead can also represent the bond between teacher and student.
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A Zen Spirit and Zen Spirit Malas reserves the right to decline purchases by anyone with a history of negative feedback and/or malicious behavior towards members of Etsy or other selling sites.
THE READY TO SHIP DATE ( 3-5 business days) Is not the shipping time. It is the estimated time needed from the date you place your order to my completion and ship out date.
SHIPPING DAY- all US shipments include tracking numbers. International first class mail orders only track’s your package while it is in the US unless it is shipped via 2-3 expedited rate. I use the United States Postal Service for my shipping. But I may on occasion use UPS or FedEx. Shipping delays due to unforeseen circumstances can happen on occasion. There is no way to know if this will occur.
RUSH/PRIORITY/EXPRESS-I am happy to provide rush mailing options for most of the items in my shops. A handling fee is included in the shipping cost. When you need an order shipped quickly. You are not only paying for the shipping but you are also paying to be moved to the front of the creation line.
SHIPPING ADDRESS-All items are shipped to the address on file when you place your order unless otherwise specified. Please check to make sure the correct shipping address is on your order. If your item is returned as undelivered I will happily ship it again. I ask that you please pay the cost of reshipping. I will create a shipping listing in my shop for purchase to re-ship. If you would like your order sent as a gift or to another address in your country please contact me prior to making your purchase. Or make a note at checkout with the request and address.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND once I ship your package it is out of my control- I am sorry, but I cannot be held responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Please consider your shipping options carefully and verify your shipping address is correct when you order. Expedited shipments must be placed a minimum of 48 hours prior to expected due date. Priority and Expedited shipping incur a small rush fee. You are paying for your order to be moved ahead and shipped before others.
DAMAGED PACKAGE- If you receive a damaged package, PLEASE DO NOT OPEN IT. Instead, refuse delivery, and have the package returned un-opened.
Shipping costs are based on the United States Postal Service calculations for weight and package size. All items are packed well and shipped promptly upon receipt of payment (this excludes holidays and weekends). If your country is not listed in the shipping section please contact me.
CUSTOMS FEES- International Customers please be aware ALL TAXES, DUTIES AND CUSTOMS FEES ASSOCIATED WITH INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER.
These fees cannot be included in the price of the item. First class packages shipped internationally can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 90 days. Please note that unforeseen circumstances and your countries customs department may also delay delivery. I have no control over how your international package is processed. All international packages are marked merchandise and handmade.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
REFUNDS and RETURNS
Fortunately returns are very rare.
• Refunds will be for the purchase price minus shipping.
• Please contact me immediately upon receipt.
• Any refund/return is handled on an individual basis.
• No refund for items purchased over 14 days from ship date in the US or 30 days
from your ship date for International orders .
• Kindly refrain from posting a negative review.
• I will always rectify the situation to provide a positive outcome.
• Five star Customer satisfaction is always my goal.
• Returned items MUST be returned in the same condition received, without wear or
damage and in its original packaging.
• Customers are responsible for all shipping and handling cost of their purchases &
exchanges; these charges are non-refundable.
• Bulk Orders are not refundable.
• Custom orders and are not refundable.
• If you receive a damaged package, please do not open it. Instead, refuse delivery,
and have the package returned un-opened.
A Zen Spirit Shop and Zen Spirit Malas was previously known as Be Well Gifts
FAQ AND OTHER DETAILS–
Welcome, I look forward to creating for you. I pride myself on providing high-quality customer care & well-priced handcrafted items. I always create my products in a smoke-free and sanitary manner. A Zen Spirit shop and Zen Spirit Malas was previously known as Be Well Gifts.
WHY DO YOU HAVE TWO SHOPS? At my A Zen Spirit shop I only sell things I create. At my Zen Spirit Malas Shop, I also sell things I don’t make.
I WANT TO BUY SOMETHING FROM EACH SHOP WHAT DO I DO? Please place everything in the shopping cart. You will checkout from the same cart.
I BOUGHT SOMETHING FROM YOUR Zen Spirit Malas BUT I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM A Zen Spirit Shop 1, WHY? Yes, I must use one email for both stores. I hope that will change in the future but that is what’s available to me right now. I hope it’s not too much of an inconvenience. Please make sure my azenspiritshop1 at gmail.com is in your approved list or contacts.
I’M REALLY BUSY, HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR ME TO LEAVE A REVIEW?
Happy customers are my best advertisement. I hope you will take a moment after receiving your order to leave a positive review of your purchase. I strive for a five-star rating every time. PLEASE remember this is my livelihood and anything negative hurts not only my business but my opportunities to grow. Reviews are so important. Kindly refrain from posting a negative review. Please contact me and allow me the opportunity to correct whatever you don’t like. I will always rectify the situation to provide a positive outcome. Customer satisfaction, five-star service is always my goal. I am very easy to work with, so please, be kind and know that any issue is certainly not intentional, and I will do everything I can to make it a five-star experience from order to delivery. Customer Satisfaction is my biggest Reward and greatest Advertisement! Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. If you are ever unsatisfied with your purchase kindly contact me prior to leaving your review. 100% 5-star customer satisfaction is always my goal.
WHY CAN’T YOU INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL CUSTOM FEES IN THE PRICE? I’m sorry, customs fees are different for each country and are the responsibility of the customer. Please don’t give me a poor review because you had to pay customs fees. I’m sorry it is completely out of my hands.
I NEED THREE MALAS, BUT YOU ONLY HAVE TWO AVAILABLE, CAN I GET MORE? Yes, I can usually make more for you. Please contact me I also welcome your custom orders.
DO YOU SHIP TO EVERY COUNTRY? I can’t ship to every country, but I do ship to many of them. If you don’t see your country on the list, please contact me and I’ll see if I can do it for you.
CANCELLATIONS- will be accepted if the item has not shipped yet and it is not a custom order.
MY REFUND HASN’T ARRIVED YET. Your refund will be processed, and a credit will be applied to your credit card or original method of payment. Some banking institutions can take up to 30 days for your credit to appear. However, this is rare and most process in 7-14 business days. Late or missing refunds (if applicable)-If you haven’t received an approved refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted as noted above. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet please contact me.
MISC. GOOD TO KNOW- When the description reads "silver plated" in most cases it is silver plated over brass. Sterling silver is .925 sterling silver. Vintage beads are often silver plated over brass and heavily rubbed with blackening (a vintage compound) inside and out and may appear aged/worn/raggedy to complete the vintage effect. Some computer monitors may not show color accurately. What you see may vary slightly from the item's actual color. Please keep in mind that any slight difference or variation in a beads color, stain, or a designs creation only adds to the charm of owning a handmade piece. As with any handmade piece, no two can be made exactly alike, but each one is like the photograph. Thank You for your support and for your purchase
A Zen Spirit and Zen Spirit Malas register its copyrights under BobsKatie Enterprises with the United States Library Of Congress-all rights reserved.
SILVER and GOLD PRICES FLUCTUATE and may affect prices in the shop.
THE PHOTOS- Most of the photographs in my shop belong to me and were taken by me. A few of the photos of customers using my products are being used with written permission from my lovely customers and may, or may not, have the talented photographer’s watermark. PLEASE send me your photo I may use it in the shop! All photographs regardless of the origination (mine or a customers) may not be used, reproduced or claimed. But, you can pin it on Pinterest! ♥
CUSTOM ORDERS- are always encouraged. When you request a custom or reserved listing we will either discuss via phone or email exactly what you would like created. A Custom order listing will be placed in my shop with your name on it. Acknowledging the details discussed. Price quoted for a custom order is good for 7 days. Price is subject to change to reflect supplies, need, etc. Please make your custom order purchase within 48 hours of the listing added for you in my shop. Unless other arrangements have been made the listing will be withdrawn. A deposit may be required for a custom order. Please be respectful of my shops and my time, as well as the cost I incur for placing a custom listing and honoring your request by making your purchase promptly.
ORDER CONFIRMATION-You will receive a confirmation email from Etsy and a Zen Spirit Shop (reminder, same email is used for both shops) If I have any questions I will include them with your order confirmation email. Please take a moment to add azenspirit1 at gmail.com to your contacts address list. To keep confirmations, questions etc. from going into your bulk mail.
TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS-In the event that an item in my shop is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price or description, I reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order placed for the product listed incorrectly. I reserve the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether the order has been confirmed and payment has been received. I will issue a refund or in the case of an incorrect price listing I will request an additional payment for the difference before shipping.
CARING FOR YOUR SILVER PURCHASE-Help prevent tarnishing by storing your silver lockets and jewelry in a cool, dry place. Moisture in the air causes silver to tarnish. If necessary, you may want to invest in a silver polishing cloth.
MY MALA HAS A DIFFERENT COLOR THAN YOUR PHOTO- Unfortunately some computer monitors may not show colors accurately and may vary slightly from the item's actual color. Please keep in mind stained beads vary in shades. I do my best to have them all as close in color as possible. Sometimes when the wood is milled into beads it can have a slight variation as well. It is impossible to have them all the same. This slight difference only adds to the artistry of a handmade piece. Special note the ebony beads are prone to different shading per batch and can range in color from a brown to a black.
WHAT IF MY MALA BREAKS- Mala necklaces in my shop meet or exceed the suggested 30 lb test. If your mala breaks or you need it to be remade. Please contact me for pricing.
WHY ARE SOME OF YOUR BEADS WAXED? Some of the beads I use have been hand-waxed and are non-toxic. Using waxed beads allows for a smoother finish and richer color. Sizes, shapes and colors may vary with handcrafted items. I still use unwaxed beads for a few of my designs. Unwaxed beads are noted in the description.
WHAT KIND OF WOOD ARE YOUR BEADS MADE FROM? All my wood beads are Birch. Birch is known for its cleansing and detoxifying properties. The Birch tree has been referred to as the Giving Tree. Some beads have also been wax coated for a smooth finish, as mentioned previously. Bead shape and stain may vary when they are in the stain pots or when the wood is milled and shaped. Please keep in mind that any slight difference or variation in beads and stones color, stain, shape, or design only adds to the charm of owning a handmade piece. As with any handmade piece no two can be made exactly alike, but each one is like the photograph or as requested.
I WANT TO GIVE MY NEPHEW A MALA WHAT AGE IS BEST TO START MEDITATION? I started meditating without a mala when I was a little girl probably about age 8. Malas are not intended for children under the age of 13. As they can pose a choking hazard. If you feel your nephew is the appropriate age for this tool, give him a gift of tranquility and mindfulness.
WHY DO YOU SELL TWO DIFFERENT MALA STYLES? You will find that most of my traditional 108 bead style malas are approximately 22 inches in length (not including the tassel) with resting beads at 7 and 21. The T bar mala style came from a customer request and other customers liked it too. The body of the mala is the traditional 108 bead, but it has a long (t bar) piece that is 9 beads long. You can use the 9 bead section for your meditation practice consider it as part of the guru bead.
DO TASSEL COLORS HAVE A MEANING? Yes, some believe the tassel color is important. Each color is represented in the chart below
• Red—power and life force
• Orange—energy and understanding of life.
• Amber-understanding and knowledge
• Sage-compassion and love
• Light Blue-peace and wisdom
• Dark Blue-knowledge of the higher self, wisdom and spirituality
• Purple—transformation and divine energy
HOW DO I KNOW HOW TO USE A MALA? Instructions are included with every mala purchase.
Like snowflakes, beads and stones will vary in color and shape, no two milled beads are exactly alike, bumps and dings occur, and this only adds to the joy of owning a handmade piece.
Malas may be a bit tight at first; they will relax with regular use.
I receive joy by creating malas to aid you in your practice in moving in rhythm with breathing, prayer, and mantra. A non-denotational prayer is recited during the creation of every
A mala is a dharma item and can be treated as such by keeping it in a safe place among your spiritual books or placed in a box or bag.
To complete the 108-bead mantra can take about 45 minutes depending on the speed of your recitation.
The 7 bead and 21 bead mantra take less time if you do not have the 45 minutes to dedicate.
A Zen Spirit registers its copyrights with the United States Library of Congress- under BobsKatie Enterprises all rights reserved.
"Imagination is an artist's most important tool" Katherine Corrigan
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Thank You for your interest and your purchase! Namaste'
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