How to knot an adjustable wrist mala

Written by chelsea hoffman | 13/05/2017
How to knot an adjustable wrist mala
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A wrist mala is a traditional piece of Tibetan jewellery used to count Sanskrit prayers. A wrist mala is often handmade and adjustable thanks to the addition of an extra bead and knot. Adjusting the knot to tighten or loosen a mala bracelet proves simple to achieve, making it convenient for you to adorn yourself with this traditional and attractive jewellery piece.

Slide the mala over your wrist.

Loosen the knot by pulling on the looped end protruding from the underside of it. This pulls the knot completely out. Do not let the extra bead slide from the loop.

Slide the bead either up or down to tighten or loosen the bracelet as needed. Press the bead down, between your wrists, to stabilise it so it doesn't slip.

Tug on the looped end carefully with your fingers, making sure not to let the bead slip from between your wrists.

Twist the looped end one time, then create a single, simple knot by tucking the end between the twisted layers. Pull the end snugly one time to secure the bead in place.

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  • Adjustable mala bracelet

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