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Welcome to Sakura Designs


Sacred Mala Beads from the largest US mala making company, since 2005. Wholesale to the Public!

Welcome to Sakura Designs, LLC, and our web shop BUDDHISTMALA®. Our small artisan company of meditation practitioners are from the Rocky Mountains of Boulder, Colorado. We offer personalized, custom prayer bead designs and a vast selection of over 400 ready to ship mala necklaces and bracelets. We have been handcrafting malas since 1994, and take great care in creating each and every piece. We also have a choice selection of the best imported malas from Bali, Hong Kong, Poland, India and Nepal. We use real, semiprecious stones*, and fine authentic materials, with a free mala bag. Enjoy our site, and we’d really love to hear from you anytime with questions, comments, feedback or greetings!


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Founder Dawn founded Sakura Designs, in 2005 after studying Tibetan Meditation & Yoga, Eastern and Western Art, and Web Development.



PHOTOGRAPHY Yoga Photographer and Model Yoga and Meditation practitioner and Photographer in Boulder, CO.



BOOKKEEPING Cassie loves organization and is a Quickbooks virtuoso. She has an advanced diploma of yoga teaching and travels between Australian beaches and the mountains of Colorado.



PHOTOGRAPHY Ben and his daughters are our mala models, he’s a spiritual/ yoga photographer in Boulder CO.



ACCOUNTING Meditation practitioner and Dharma Brother, Lindsay from Boulder CO.

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DATABASE ADMIN. Web Database, Specialty Designer and Organizer, and general multitasker that has been with us for many years!


Made in the USA and Bali!

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.


Gift Boxes and Custom Designs

We offer custom designed bespoke mala necklaces and bracelets that have a free mala bag and energy card. Gift boxed and gift certificates also available!


Complimentary Mala Pouch

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.


Fast + Free US Shipping

We ship from the US, within 72 hours.

All US orders over $75 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. We also ship to over 60 countries!


buddha beads
Mala Prayer Beads are said to contain powerful healing energies that bring you peace and serenity while meditating. Like many other forms of prayer beads, they are traditional tools used by the practitioner to keep track when reciting their mantra(s). Chanting a deeply personal saying, reciting a prayer or even singing a song are just a few ways to focus one’s mind in preparation for channeled thought and enlightenment.
Many cultures have used Mala Beads for centuries, both for their beauty and spiritually healing properties. The sacred mala materials such as rudraksha beads and natural healing gemstones sometimes aid the wearer in their meditative practice. Adorning Mala Beads close to your chakras or near specific body energy points, they help ground you and encourage positive energy flow. Each set of beads are unique; being handcrafted for the wearer to help attach to and heal their energy centers.

For example, our Snow Lion Mala is a beautiful blend of bright blues and teal greens, which helps one connect with and tap into their mind’s eye. The turquoise magnesite unveils hidden truths about oneself, providing insights and strengthening the bond between one’s head and heart. Tiger’s eye, which is commonly known in folklore culture as a power stone, attracts to the wearer wealth and good fortune. Another powerfully grounding stone is the Smoky Quartz, a gem often used to help one center their being and to transmute negative energies.
If you are struggling to unearth certain chakras or if you’re simply looking for gemstones with specific healing energies, Sakura Designs is here for you! We offer custom designs and even bead repair! All of our carefully made products come from natural healing gemstones, quality wood and handpicked beads. We at Sakura Designs take great pride in being the leading American Mala company, and in sharing these Blissful Buddhist Inspired Beads with you!