Custom malas & gemstone jewelry.


Liz grew up in Virginia, spending much of her childhood exploring the forest next to her home and hiking in the Blue Ridge mountains. She has had a love for gemstones, minerals and nature for as long as she can remember. 

Mala Essence

The name Mala Essence comes from part of Liz’s spiritual name, Shabad Ras.  Ras is usually translated as essence but it also means enjoyment.  Her malas are the essence of what constitutes a mala,

What is a Mala?

A mala is traditionally a tool for mantra meditation.  Typically 108 beads, malas can also be found as 54 or 27 beads, one half and one quarter of 108, respectively.  

Custom Mala

A unique mala – designed just for you.

Have a mala designed specifically for you.  Even design your own mala with the help of the artisan & designer, Liz Nichols. 

Recent Work

Our latest mala designs & jewelry

Jun 16, 2014

May 5, 2014

Apr 20, 2014

Mar 25, 2014

Mar 24, 2014

Mar 17, 2014

Feb 1, 2014

Jan 25, 2014

Aug 1, 2013

Aug 1, 2013

Aug 1, 2013

Aug 1, 2013

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Aug 1, 2013

Aug 1, 2013

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