Handcrafted Mala Beads & gemstone jewelry

What are Mala Beads?

Sacred Buddhist mala beads have been used for centuries by many spiritual traditions as a tool to help to calm the mind, center oneself and connect to the best that is within us. The word “Mala” means necklace or garland of flowers in Sanskrit, and refers to a strand or beads used for prayer. Modern beads are now used to repeat affirmations, or just to wear, healing art from the earth!

Who are We?

Sakura Designs is an artisan company of inspired, mala bead makers, who practice mantra, meditation and yoga. We are based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, USA. We have over 500 different Buddhist Malas, Mala Necklaces, Tibetan Malas and Yoga Prayer Beads, as well as imported and hand made mala bracelets, crafted from a rainbow of natural gemstones.

Design your Own!

We also offer creative custom designs if you have a special creation in mind and mala repairs when your beads breaks. Our mala prayer beads are crafted with love, using select, natural healing gemstones and quality mala woods, bodhi malas and rudraksha beads, and even genuine Swarovski Crystal. Get Creative, design one and we’ll bring your inspired idea to life!

Our promise !

We have an A+ Rating from the BBB, and have been crafting bead designs since 2005, making us the largest and longest standing mala company in the USA. Complimentary mala bags are offered, with purchase of one of our full mala necklaces, as well as a 30 day craftsmanship guarantee. Warmest thanks to all for your many years of support, and welcome new friends!

Made in the USA!

Buddhist Prayer Beads: All full sized gemstone malas are crafted by designers and yoginis, in Boulder Colorado, USA, and some are imported as noted. Many of our select  Yoga Mala Beads are made in Bali or India.

Next Day Shipping

We offer Next Day Shipping and Second Day Express Mail for US orders. We ship to over 60 countries via fast, USPS Priority Mail and now also offer economical, International First Class Mail by request!

Free Mala Bags!

All full sized malas, made by us are offered a glossy energy card and free assorted colored brocaded mala bag, a $6.00 value, complimentary! Store and protect your sacred mala prayer beads when not in use.

Free shipping

All US orders over $75 (cart min. variable) are offered a free ground shipping option as well as slightly faster, Priority Mail. The free shipping option will appear when you reach the cart minimum. US Orders Only.

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Our testimonials

quoteRed Tiger’s Eye Mala

This is the second mala I have personally purchased from your store. First: I love it! My initial one broke and I took it as a sign to bring in new and fresh energy. This one is exactly what I need to help balance my professional, spiritual and personal lives. Second: The shipping was crazy fast! I am 3 states over and it arrived in 3 days. Compared to products I purchased online a few cities down which took 2 weeks to deliver. Third: The site is easy to navigate to find exactly what I needed. I will be purchasing all my future mala from this site and this site alone.

quoteWell made and beautiful!

This was my second mala bead purchase from this site, and I am quite pleased with both. The stone quality is at least appropriate for the price, and the stringing seems very strong. Plus, they’re pretty. :)


Loved my new Black Onyx Mala beads!

quoteJade Mala

I just love it. I Carry It With Me always as we get attuned to each other and they bring me a great calm which was missing in my life. I will make future purchases. Your items are top quality!

quoteWrist Chakra Mala

Great quality and lots of compliments! Wear it daily!


Quality work and great communication. Exactly what I needed! Thanks.

quoteBoho Stack Bracelet Review

This is a beautiful bracelet. I was happy with the price and as always, Dawn has great work in her jewelry, awesome quality compared to others. Thank you!

quoteGreen Opal, Cracked Quartz and Onyx Mala

It is so beautiful and it feels good to hold it while I’m meditating. I don’t wear mine as jewelry but one easily could. Thank you.

quoteLove it!

This mala is as beautiful as the picture! This is great for furthering your practice or simply for daily attire. The adjustable knot allows the beads to hang loosely or tight, whichever you prefer. I would definitely order from buddhistmala.com again