Get to Know
I'm a Canadian that moved to China with my husband about 7 years ago. I have always had a passion for jewelry. But, after living and travelling in Asia for so long the Chinese colors, beads, tassels and styles have really influenced me. When I was in Canada I didn't really know much about mala bracelets or necklaces. Now, I don't leave the house without putting one on and I spend a lot of my day designing and creating my own malas. I love malas- traditional and modern, every style and design.
Each time I look at a strand of beads I think -that would make an amazing mala!
Shangrila Craft focuses on making mala bracelets and necklaces that are influenced by Tibetan and Nepalese traditional prayer beads. We incorporate Tibetan dzi beads into many of our designs and also create our own dzi bead bracelets and necklaces.
Our malas are made with semi-precious gemstones, rosewood beads, sandalwood beads, rudraksha beads, bodhi wood and yak bone. All malas are made in the 108 or 216 bead necklace or a traditional bracelet design.
Our dzi beads come from Tibet and Shang-ri la and we always carry our favorites- all number of the eyes, tigers tooth, lotus, longevity, medicine beads and the colorful goats eye.
Wearing malas and dzi beads every day brings good luck, focus and a quiet mind. And I think we could all use a little more of that!
We also try and keep Shangrila Craft as Green and eco friendly as possible. We use recycled packages or re-use packing that we already have here and our envelopes are made from 100% recycled materials. And the part we enjoy the most is- we WALK to the post office, leaving no carbon footprint at all!
For questions about our malas and dzi beads please email - ShangrilaCraft@gmail.com
Malas and Dzis made with love,
My modern take on a mala necklace. Amethyst beads, crystal spacer beads with gold dragons etched into them, and an amazing pendant!
White turquoise and red cinnabar Buddha's. So simple but, so perfect!
A traditional mala necklace. turquoise beads and coral spacers with an extra long red silk tassel. Simply stunning!
This one may look slightly familiar to some...these are the same colours that the Dali Lama wears! tiger eye and red coral, beautiful!