Thursday, April 21, 2011
Making the mala
I made this mala for someone I love very much. I saved beads for months to have 108 that fit perfectly. First I started with 7 glow-in-the-dark beads. After a spacer, 21 beads were added. Another spacer came before the main body of beads (mostly in earth tones). More glow-in-the-dark beads were interspersed to represent that there is light ahead when things seem bleak. Some of the beads are rough-textured just as some days are rough. Some are smooth and shiny. There is a ball of yarn bead to stand for the times when our words get tangled. Other beads stand for memories I cherish that even the recipient doesn't remember.