Make your own Prayer Bead Necklace or 'Mala'

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Design and create your very own meaningful mala (or prayer bead) necklace with natural materials from around Indonesia.

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  • Create your very own custom Mala necklace
  • Customize the head bead with letter and shape stamps
  • Learn the basics of beaded jewelry making
  • Interact with experienced silversmiths from Bali and Java
  • Create your very own Mala necklace or make one as a gift

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At our studio in Canggu (address will be provided after booking)

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What you need to bring

Any special beads you would like to include in your Mala
Your imaginative and creative spirit
Your camera

Meet your host :
House of Alaia
  • English (Fluent)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Intermediate)

We believe in encouraging healing and connectedness in life, and in inspiring and awakening each person’s true self, and we use jewelry as our medium. We believe that through our jewelry we can speak to others in a positive, life affirming way, energizing, and elevating people’s vibrations. We bring sacredness, meaning, and beauty into each design so that when people wear our jewelry they feel connected to this greater healing vision and story of spreading joy and peace.

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Reviews (2)

  • Sabrina Sabrina

    Mixed feelings

    I had wanted to learn to make traditional Mala bead necklaces for awhile. This experience is very private and small. There are about 5 working stations. The teacher is very helpful. Although they had limited supplies to make jewelry with. I wish they had a better selection of beads. They hardly had anything. It is more of a store as opposed to a place for a class. The teacher explained that she had a baby 2 weeks ago. So I just thought she had been too busy to get products. We chose from the limited amount of beads. Then you are supposed to choose a pendant to put on. Everyone we picked was gone. I had brought things from home luckily but I felt bad for my friends because they basically had to just pick whatever was left. Which had little meaning to them. I had imagined a wall full of beads to choose from. Nice music in the background, a meditative experience and a cool product to take home. If this is your vision too, this is not really it. The staff was nice but other than that it wasn't really the experience I was looking for. I hired a driver from Ubud (about an hour with traffic) and paid for 3 of us to take the class. I have mixed feelings because the teacher was nice but without her I feel the rest of it was not really worth it. I would make sure they have a better selection of materials before you sign up.

  • Lucy Lucy

    the younger ones has less patience, Ayu is very helpful and patient.. Its nice meeting Ayu at the studio, she shared her knowledge of beadworks and bali to us and we had a good time.