Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

mala necklace

A mala bead necklace is traditionally a string of 108 beads plus a guru, anchor bead or tassel that is commonly used in mantra meditation. Not only does it serve as a meditative tool, it can also be used as a bohemian style fashion statement.
Step 1

Pre-stretch your silk cord and tie an overhand knot in the end, opposite the needle, about 4" [10.16 cm] from the end.

Step 2

String on your beads following this pattern: (1) seed bead (1) marker bead (1) seed bead, (5) 6mm Beads, (1) seed bead, (1) marker bead, (1) seed bead, (13) 6mm beads, (1) seed bead, (1) marker bead, (1) seed bead, (32) 6mm beads, (1) seed bead, (1) marker bead and (1) seed bead.
TIP:  Double check your counts and take a deep breath.

Step 3

String the rest of the necklace reversing the pattern: (1) seed bead, (1) marker bead, (1) seed bead, (32) 6mm beads, (1) seed bead, (1) marker bead, (1) seed bead, (13) 6mm beads, (1) seed bead, (1) marker bead, (1) seed bead, (5) 6mm beads, (1) seed bead, (1) marker bead and (1) seed bead.
TIP: Double check that both sides are even and your bead counts are correct.

Step 4

Follow the instructions included with the knotter tool to knot between all of the beads on your necklace. Treat the (1) seed bead. (1) marker bead and (1) seed bead as one unit.
TIP: Make sure you don't miss any beads or tie any double knots!

Step 5

Now, thread one more seed bead, then the pendant onto the silk cord. Use a big eye needle to thread a seed bead onto the short side of the silk.

Step 6

Use an overhand knot to tie the two ends of the silk cord together under the pendant. Use a tiny dab of glue to seal the knot. Allow to dry and trim the ends.
TIP: Hold the tube of glue in your hand and allow the glue flow, but do not squeeze.

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