To get the best results from healing crystals and stones, they should be worn on the skin - or as close to it as possible. This is because the body is able to absorb the stones vibration better when it is in direct contact with our skin. Jewelry is the best way to absorb healing crystal energy. The healing vibrations and energies given off by the stones are magnified through use of Mala Necklaces and mantra repetition in meditation practice.
A mala necklace is a style of necklace that uses the sacred number 108: These necklaces traditionally were and are used as meditation tools. While in meditation, many find that to chant a mantra 108 times helps to make that mantra more true - helps to reprogram your brain and reality somewhat to attain a certain goal. The mala is used to help keep count so that instead of focusing on counting the number of times you've chanted your mantra you can keep your mind clear or focused on the goal your trying to attain.
Hold the mala using your right thumb and middle finger to "count" the beads, moving to the next bead after each chant of your mantra.
Creating malas has been my greatest passion in jewelry making since i laid out my first one years ago. I love to experiment with different stone pairings and embellishments, patterns or lack thereof. Each one is unique and one of a kind - never replicated exactly unless specially requested to do so, however some of them are not able to be copied due to the beads or embellishments I've used.
My signiature embellishment is the double lobster claw clasps on certain malas - this allows for ultimate versatility of wear -these malas can be worn alone without a pendant as a lariat, a long chain or as a double stranded or bib necklace. You can wear them with single and with double bailed pendants. You can also wrap them around your wrist and clasp where it fits to make it a wrap bracelet. A mala necklace from Stone&Hide will surely be one of the most luxurious, treasured and versatile pieces of jewelry you will ever own.
Each mala comes with a card listing and detailing every stone used in the piece as well as a small mala pouch to keep it in. I have also been known to include a sample mantra to go with your new necklace.