Jasper & Pearl Long Mala Necklace
"This is a simply strung, long Mala style necklace that you could complete in less than an hour! Rather than knotting between each bead, we have been sneaky and used size 15/0 seed beads as spacers instead. This makes this project super fun and easy to create. We have used lovely natural Green Jasper and Picture Jasper gemstone beads, as well as some large peanut shaped Freshwater pearls. But you could swap these beads out for any colors or styles that take your fancy! Finish it off with a tassel, an voila! Easy Mala!"
Project TypeMake a Project
Bead TypeGemstone, Pearl
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
Bead Technique UsedStrung
Bead Project TypeNecklace
- 5x Large (10mm wide or larger) Freshwater Pearls. We have used these Peanut pearls.
- 30x 8mm Gemstone Round Beads. We have used 8mm Green Jasper Round Beads.
- 4mm Gemstone Cube Beads. We have used Picture Jasper cubes.
- Tassel. We have used an Olive Green Tassel.
- Size 15/0 Seed Beads. Choose a colour to match – we used matte bronze.
- 30x Bronze Daisy Spacers. Anything from a 6mm to 8mm will work.
- 10x Bronze Bead Caps. Anything from a 9mm to 12mm will work, we’ve used 12mm caps.
- Clasp of your choice
- 4x Crimps (I like to double crimp for safety).
- Tiger Tail (we used 0.45mm)
This necklace is simply strung on tigertail. Each Picture Jasper cube is spaced with a 15/0 seed bead. Each 8mm Green Jasper is spaced with a 7mm Daisy Spacer. Each pearl has a bead cap either side. Take a look at the photo if you need clarification.
We have taken the tigertail down through the middle pearl to create a drop, then through the tassel and back up through the pearl before continuing on. Note: we have trimmed the loop of the tassel so that it sits closely to the pearl drop.
The pattern for this design is (from the clasp): 8x Picture Jasper Cube – 3x Green Jasper Round – Pearl – 3x Green Jasper Round – 16x Picture Jasper Cube – 3x Green Jasper Round – Pearl – 3x Green Jasper Round – 16x Picture Jasper Cube – 3x Green Jasper Round – [down through the pearl drop and tassel, and back up through the pearl drop] – 3x Green Jasper Round – 16x Picture Jasper Cube – 3x Green Jasper Round – Pearl – 3x Green Jasper Round – 16x Picture Jasper Cube – 3x Green Jasper Round – Pearl – 3x Green Jasper Round – 8x Picture Jasper Cube.
Finish off your necklace using crimps and the clasp of your choice.