Tibetan mala bead earrings. Wooden. Round. Sterling silver 925. Handmade.
This is a pair of Tibetan mala bead earrings.
The beads come from a Tibetan mala or string of prayer beads. I bought them in Bodhgaya in India (Bodhgaya is the town in India where the Buddha was enlightened), from a Tibetan trader who had traveled down from Tibet for some teachings by the Dalai Lama. They are made of polished wood (I'm not sure what kind of wood). I have made them into earrings using sterling silver wire. The ear hooks are also sterling silver (925).
The beads are 1 cm across. The earrings are 3 cm long (just under 1.25") from the top of the hooks.
I have designed these earrings and put them together with my own hands. I have been making my living exclusively from designing and making jewellery for 9 years. I travel every year to seek out old and tribal silver from Asia and India along with semi-precious stones. Back at home in Brighton, England, I make these loose pieces up into beautiful and unusual jewellery.
Every item will be sent beautifully packaged in a cotton gift bag made especially for me by a women's self help group in India.