This mala is made using Pyrite beads. I made a knot after every bead and I made a tassel from golden colored thread. It has 108 beads in the Tibetan tradition.
Pyrite is a mineral, and is said to have a protective, shielding aspect that can protect the wearer from negative energy. It helps encourage and sustain health, intellect and emotional well being.
Caring for your mala: Store your mala in a safe place when not in use. Do not wear on your wrist or ankle for extended periods of time, as this could cause it to break. Treat gemstones with care, as gems can crack with force. When the tassel shows some wear, you can wet and finger comb the strands, trim if necessary, and air dry.