Custom Mala Jewelry

The birthstone for March is Aquamarine.  The name aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, which means “water of the sea.” It’s sparkling blue, ocean-like color, reminds us of the open seas. Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl family, and its colors can range from a translucent pale blue to blueish green, caused by iron oxides within the matrix. 

“In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness, and protection.” As such, Aquamarine is said to help provide protection when traveling by sea, and alleviating the fear of water.

Aquamarine resonates with the Throat Chakra, which is helpful in overcoming the fear of speaking. It promotes relaxation and allows speakers to become more fully aware of their own truth, wisdom and feelings. This helps speakers articulate without anger, and with clarity and conviction.

Aquamarine is also a Water element stone. This is useful for cleansing the emotional body and opening communication.  Aquamarine balances excessive fear and anger, and can assist in clearing past emotional, physical, or verbal abuse.


One day my favorite much-used mala broke.  I set about re-making it, and haven’t stopped knotting since!  During my early teens I had a passion for making macrame jewelry.  It was tiny, intricate work that I loved very much.  Making malas has reconnected me with that early creative drive.

Japamala (mantra recitation) is a significant part of my yoga practice, and I use my malas to recite mantra during meditation.  There are 108 beads (not counting seed beads, extra decorative elements, or the guru bead) on a mala.  Each round of 108 recitations is like sending out 108 prayers to the universe.

My little labor of love is now LIVE on ETSY!  I design and hand-knot unique one-of-a-kind japa malas.  I also offer custom made-to-order malas, along with repair or restring of an existing mala.  Each mala I create is imbued with mantra as I knot.  My intention is for these small offerings to bring peace to each wearer/user.  It would bring me great joy if you checked my little shop out.