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Karnak by TatteredTabi
Karnak
Photo of the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt, from a trip in 2006.  Very humbling to stand among such great works of human hand.  Pharaoh Hatshepsut (she preferred the official title instead of "queen") was instrumental in the quarrying and establishment of the many obelisks throughout Egypt during her reign.
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TatteredTabi
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"Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace."
(I have decided to take commissions for the first time ever, so bear with me.)

I have discovered a love for making prayer beads for people.  The process itself is very soothing and meditative for me, and I would love to share these works of art with you.

I can make you a traditional Japa Mala (108 beads) or a smaller Mala, like a bracelet (with a number of beads that is a multiple of 108).  I can also make traditional Catholic rosaries (complete with the holy crucifix or a simple cross) as well as Islamic/Sikh/Baha'i prayer beads (with a small tassel).


***NOTE: These images are examples from the internet and do not reflect any existing pieces.***

All my prayer beads are handmade using a single length of cord/string.  (In my opinion, it's bad luck to have to use multiple pieces of string tied together.)  Traditionally, there's a single knot between each bead, but (at your request) this could also be a smaller, granular bead of the same or a different color/stone.

In the Japa Mala, the Meru (mountain) bead is not to be counted, but serves as a pivot point from which to begin and end counting.  This can be either a traditional-looking bead, or a pendant. 

My choices for beads/stones and pendants are limited, so please be flexible with your requests.  When submitting a request, please include:

  • style (Japa Mala, Rosary, or Middle Eastern)
  • length (traditional or bracelet -- NOTE: bracelet style not available for Rosaries)
  • stone/bead color preference
  • thread color preference
  • pendant preference (if applicable)

If you really don't know where to start -- what style, stone or bead color you want, for example -- then tell me what purpose you want the prayer beads to serve.  Will you use them in a traditional manner for prayer or chanting?  Or do you hope they will empower you with some kind of attribute?  I am more than happy to discuss any ideas to create the perfect prayer beads for you.

***PLEASE NOTE:  Prayer beads from any religion are not jewelry, but sacred works of art meant to connect you to the Divine and Almighty.  They should be carried, worn and treated with respect and reverence.  I ask only that your requests be sincere.***

Prices for prayer beads start at $30+shipping.  Bracelets start at $25+shipping.  Please note that very specific requests (exotic or precious stones, multiple colors, additional beads, intricate tassel work, etc) will add to the price of the order.

Please send me a note to begin the ordering process.  Once you're satisfied with the design, I can give you a more accurate price quote, and I can then begin work on your order.  Payment is through PayPal.

Thank you in advance for your orders, patience and kindness.  Peace be upon you.

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shloono Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for faving my dna!
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TatteredTabi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is much deserved! :D
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Vega/Chun fave!
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TatteredTabi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awesome! :clap:
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mustingel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello dear, thank you SO much for adding myMike Patton picture to your favorites! Really means a lot to me! LLotta hugs to yoU!!
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TatteredTabi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an AMAZING piece. I had it favorited on my former profile, and I just HAD to track it down again. :boogie:
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding me as a friend :D
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TatteredTabi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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001-JeSter-100 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch! :la:
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TatteredTabi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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