Element Collection

Aware Boutique specializes in artisanal hand-knotted Malas designed and created within the traditions of ancient meditation practices to enhance Mindfulness in daily life. Each garland of Semi-precious stones, mindfully selected for its power to attract or overcome specific feelings, thoughts, or emotions, is associated with one of the classical elements. We source the finest materials, hand chosen from suppliers in New York City, thoughtfully designed and hand-knotted into powerful combinations that are both aesthetically beautiful and spiritually resonating pieces of jewelry to be worn and used during meditation or simply to aid in seeking out a mindful life. Each of our eight designs is named after a mythological deity from various ancient cultures across the globe, embodying either Air, Earth, Fire, or Water. Each of these designs is available in a full-size 108 Bead Mala, quarter-size 27 Bead Pocket Mala, and an adjustable Intention Bracelet.

108 Bead Malas

Our traditional Tibetan style Malas have 108 beads, plus 3 marker beads (not to be counted in meditation), and a guru bead and silk tassel.  Our malas are strung with contrasting color Nylon thread for its strength and durability, especially important when working with natural stones, as their hard edges can sometimes rub against and weaken other threads such as cotton or silk. All of our malas are hand-knotted between each bead, which protects the beads should the necklace ever break. It also helps alleviate potential damage caused by beads rubbing against each other.

27 Bead Pocket Mala

A Pocket Mala is a quarter the size of a traditional 108 Bead Tibetan Mala and contains 27 beads plus 2 marker beads (not to be counted in meditation), and a guru bead and silk tassel. Some people choose to use Pocket Malas as compact travel size meditation malas, while others prefer to place it on the edge of a yoga mat to enhance mindfulness, or simply wear it on their wrist to benefit from the metaphysical properties alone. Please keep in mind that because the thread is not elastic, our Pocket Malas are not adjustable, and therefore may or may not fit your wrist comfortably.

Intention Bracelets

Our bracelets follow the same designs as our Malas, but they showcase our beautiful Triratna pattern that features groupings of 3, with marker beads between each set. While this bracelet does not contain the sacred 27 beads for easily counting 108 mantras, the number three is sacred in Buddhism as well. The number 3 can be seen to represent the Three Jewels (the Triratna) that make up Buddhism. These are: The Buddha, The Dharma (The body of teachings that describe Buddhist doctrine and belief), and The Sangha (The group of people who follow the Buddha and his teachings).



  • Protection for travelers
  • Banishes negativity
  • Improves creativity
  • Calms anxiety
  • Promotes inner-strength
  • Aids in overcoming bad habits
  • Enhances concentration
  • Increases awareness
  • Purifies and cleanses
  • Stabilizing
  • Provides strength
  • Acts as a shield
  • Absorbs negative energy
  • Calms Anxiety
  • Reduces Pain & Inflammation
  • Relieves Stress
  • Inspires Imagination
  • Promotes Peace & Serenity


  • Enhances flexibility
  • Grounding energy
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Purifying
  • Increases energy
  • Promotes self-confidence
  • Subdues agression

Zeme: Goddess of the Earth

  • Purifying
  • Alleviates stress
  • Relieves depression & anxiety
  • Draws out pain
  • Attracts good luck and lasting love
  • Protects against negative energy
  • Promotes trust & inner-truth
  • Grounding energy
  • Strengthens immune system


  • Strengthening
  • Provides Courage
  • Stability in times of change
  • Promotes Integrity
  •  Inspires Creativity
  • Attracts prosperity and good luck
  • Combats anger

Ra: God of the Sun

  • Stabilizing
  • Provides strength and courage
  • Attracts prosperity and good luck
  • Absorbs negative energy
  • Helps dissipate anger
  • Protects against rage and envy
  • Promotes love and happiness


  • Nurturing
  • Provides stability
  • Promotes self-love
  • Brings inner-peace
  • Helps embrace transformation
  • Calming
  • Inspires imagination
  • Protects from negativity
  • Helps relieve aggression
  • Conjures patience
  • Promotes perseverance
  • Promotes serenity and peace
  • Provides balance and harmony
  • Promotes courage and truth
  • Alleviates worry
  • Promotes self-acceptance
  • Provides strength
  • Uplifting
  • Relieves stress