Mala beads have been used in Buddhism and Hinduism for centuries. Mala beads,Mala’s or Prayer beads are a string of beads traditionally used in prayer and meditation. They are also a beautiful reminder of our intentions.
Malas can be made from gemstones that match the intention of your practice.
I wear my Mala’s almost daily, or keep them close to me as a reminder of practice, and my intentions. I’m selective and careful about the Mala’s I own. When I came across the beautiful Jai Mala Rose beads as I was browsing at ABC home, I was in awe at how beautiful these Mala’s crafted from Roses were.
The story behind Jai Mala Rose fascinated me , so I am so happy to share Celeste Onorati,the founder of Jai Mala’s story.
What inspired you to create Jai Mala Rose?
Four years ago I injured my hip, with no health insurance. It was a long 2 years of immobility and in a meditation, the thought came “Go buy roses, you will make beads” From pain came this beautiful pleasure of working with natures beauty.
I never worked with jewelry prior to this.
What is your technique with creating the Mala’s? (also with creating with intention)
Haha…Everyone wants to know this. A clay is created using petals and water. Each bead is handrolled by me during a quiet time focusing on the moment.
Can you tell me a little about your own personal spiritual practice?
There is no start or stop practice. No concepts or perceptions. Awareness in life is my spiritual practice. My heart is full.
Can you tell me alittle about your Astrology profession?
I was fascinated with astrology since i was a young girl. I have been studying astrology for 40 years. It is an art form for me that allows information to flow through this material body that is temporary.
It can become a contradiction…prior to this consciousness, what is astrology?
My philosophy in life has been through the vedantic approach. This is first and foremost important to share with my clients.
What types of materials are the mala’s crafted with?
I use natural stones, gemstones, cotton and faux silk thread
and fresh roses.
Designing Custom Mala’s .. How did that come about?
Each design that is created always finds its home. They are all one-of-a-kind. I also specialize in memory pieces from funerals, weddings, love bouquets and other occassions.
How are the Mala’s functional for spiritual practice besides how beautiful they are to wear?
People use them during meditation. While meditating
or wearing them, the scent of the rosebead when handled releases its scent connecting them back to the present and to their souls inner beauty. The scent of the rose is its soul.