Welcome to Shopettes. Our small artisan company of meditation practitioners are from the Lexington, Kentucky. We offer personalized, custom prayer bead designs and a vast selection of over 400 ready to ship mala necklaces and bracelets. We have been handcrafting malas since 1994, and take great care in creating each and every piece. We also have a choice selection of the best imported malas from Bali, Hong Kong, Poland, India and Nepal. We use real, semiprecious stones*, and fine authentic materials, with a free mala bag. Enjoy our site, and we’d really love to hear from you anytime with questions, comments, feedback or greetings!

Mala Prayer Beads are said to contain powerful healing energies that bring you peace and serenity while meditating. Like many other forms of prayer beads, they are traditional tools used by the practitioner to keep track when reciting their mantra(s). Chanting a deeply personal saying, reciting a prayer or even singing a song are just a few ways to focus one’s mind in preparation for channeled thought and enlightenment.

Many cultures have used Mala Beads for centuries, both for their beauty and spiritually healing properties. The sacred mala materials such as rudraksha beads and natural healing gemstones sometimes aid the wearer in their meditative practice. Adorning Mala Beads close to your chakras or near specific body energy points, they help ground you and encourage positive energy flow. Each set of beads are unique; being handcrafted for the wearer to help attach to and heal their energy centers.

For example, our Snow Lion Mala is a beautiful blend of bright blues and teal greens, which helps one connect with and tap into their mind’s eye. The turquoise magnesite unveils hidden truths about oneself, providing insights and strengthening the bond between one’s head and heart. Tiger’s eye, which is commonly known in folklore culture as a power stone, attracts to the wearer wealth and good fortune. Another powerfully grounding stone is the Smoky Quartz, a gem often used to help one center their being and to transmute negative energies.

If you are struggling to unearth certain chakras or if you’re simply looking for gemstones with specific healing energies, Shopettes is here for you! We offer custom designs and even bead repair! All of our carefully made products come from natural healing gemstones, quality wood and handpicked beads. We at Sakura Designs take great pride in being the leading American Mala company, and in sharing these Blissful Buddhist Inspired Beads with you!