Size 12 Griffin Silk Thread, various colors

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Size 12 is ideal for knotting most 10mm gemstone beads and typically works well for 6-8mm wood beads. However, wood beads show a lot of variability in hole size.

It's also important to note that the size 12 probably will not be long enough for a full 108 bead knotted mala (it might be long enough for 5-6mm wood beads). It may take 2 strands to knot a mala of that size. All strands are 2m in length, regardless of thickness, but if you are knotting, the thicker the thread, the more length each knot takes up. If you are not knotting, just stringing, then that won't be a factor.

Some beads, like amber and pearl, require a smaller thread as those are usually drilled with smaller holes. If you aren't sure, please message me and I'll do my best to help you determine the proper size.

Griffin silk beading cord is 100% silk with a twisted stainless steel needle at the end, which saves threading time. Doubling the thread is unnecessary, and the cord can be easily knotted because the thread has the correct twist. Each card contains approximately 79 inches (2 meters) of cord.



PLEASE NOTE: I've added a little more detail to the color naming, because I think they are more accurate & clear than what Griffin calls them and the package itself is not labeled. However, if you are familiar with Griffin and looking for an exact color name, here is how I've labeled them so you can cross reference:
Orange/Coral = Griffin's "coral"
Jade/Light Green = Griffin's "jade green"
Light Turquoise Blue = Griffin's "turquoise"
Cornelian Brown = Griffin's "cornelian"



SHIPPING INFO:
Default shipping is now $2.75 for all Griffin silk thread orders regardless of size. If you are ordering 4 cards or less and would prefer to have them shipped in a plain white envelope with NO tracking, please just leave me a note at checkout requesting that and I will issue you a refund. Your cost will be:
1 card : 50c ($2.25 refund)
2-4 cards: $1 ($1.75 refund)


FAQs

Absolutely. Generally , Etsy has a great default shipping calculator, but sometimes it calculates incorrectly. If you are charged over $1 more than what the shipping costs me I will issue a refund.

Hand knotting with silk or nylon cord takes 2-3 times longer than stringing beads on thread with seed beads in between. My unique way of knotting creates very tight knots, so there are no gaps between the beads, and I use the thickest size cord I can to do it to ensure the stability of each creation.

Traditionally, a mala is a tool for meditation, similar to a rosary. One will hold a mala in the hand, or over a finger and recite a mantra, intention, or prayer. With each repetition, a mala bead is pulled over the finger using the thumb. Many different traditions use meditation beads and have different names for them. Mala is the Sanskrit version of the word. Malas have also become a popular accessory for the yoga lover, as they can help remind one of the path they are on, both on and off the mat.

Yes. I design my malas to be worn as a necklace to be used in meditation. Some people have found that they like to wear them wrapped around their wrist, but not everyone's wrist is the same size. To accommodate this issue, I can design a custom wrist mala with an adjustable knot to more exactly fit your wrist measurement. Smaller gemstone malas or wooden malas can also be strung on a stretchy cord. If you are interested in having a custom wrist mala made with 27, 54, or 108 beads , send me a message and I am happy to quote you a price with no obligation or hassle to buy.

Yes. This is a common request for those who wish to wear their mala around the wrist or who prefer a pendant instead of a tassel. Contact me and I can elaborate on your options.

There are countless ways to customize your mala at no additional fee. Spacer Beads: From matte to glossy to metallic there are countless options here. Knotting color: I have a nice variety of colors in silk or nylon to choose from, and changing the color of knots can make a big difference in the look & feel. Tassel color: I prefer to use silk on my tassels and that can limit the color options but I also have a wide variety of cotton thread if you wish to have a color that doesn't come in silk, or prefer cotton for any reason. Mala Beads: Substitutions are welcome but sometimes incur an additional cost.

Yes! Always. I take a great deal of pride in my tassels and I hand-make each one. I have 2 types of silk I use depending on the mala. 1. Matte silk: This is my go-to, it's durable and easy to care for. Most malas in the shop use this silk. It does not "kink" or flair out like some silk tassels do over time. 2. "Fancy" silk: This is thicker than the matte silk and has more of a shimmer to it. It also has a beautiful bounce and flow to it. It is quite durable if taken care of correctly and won't splay out or kink up like the really thin shiny silk does. If you are interested in this silk, I'm more than happy to elaborate on the simple rules to care for this type of tassel. It's what I use on most of my personal malas.

Absolutely. Generally , Etsy has a great default shipping calculator, but sometimes it calculates incorrectly. If you are charged over $1 more than what the shipping costs me I will issue a refund.

Hand knotting with silk or nylon cord takes 2-3 times longer than stringing beads on thread with seed beads in between. My unique way of knotting creates very tight knots, so there are no gaps between the beads, and I use the thickest size cord I can to do it to ensure the stability of each creation.

Traditionally, a mala is a tool for meditation, similar to a rosary. One will hold a mala in the hand, or over a finger and recite a mantra, intention, or prayer. With each repetition, a mala bead is pulled over the finger using the thumb. Many different traditions use meditation beads and have different names for them. Mala is the Sanskrit version of the word. Malas have also become a popular accessory for the yoga lover, as they can help remind one of the path they are on, both on and off the mat.

Yes. I design my malas to be worn as a necklace to be used in meditation. Some people have found that they like to wear them wrapped around their wrist, but not everyone's wrist is the same size. To accommodate this issue, I can design a custom wrist mala with an adjustable knot to more exactly fit your wrist measurement. Smaller gemstone malas or wooden malas can also be strung on a stretchy cord. If you are interested in having a custom wrist mala made with 27, 54, or 108 beads , send me a message and I am happy to quote you a price with no obligation or hassle to buy.

Yes. This is a common request for those who wish to wear their mala around the wrist or who prefer a pendant instead of a tassel. Contact me and I can elaborate on your options.

There are countless ways to customize your mala at no additional fee. Spacer Beads: From matte to glossy to metallic there are countless options here. Knotting color: I have a nice variety of colors in silk or nylon to choose from, and changing the color of knots can make a big difference in the look & feel. Tassel color: I prefer to use silk on my tassels and that can limit the color options but I also have a wide variety of cotton thread if you wish to have a color that doesn't come in silk, or prefer cotton for any reason. Mala Beads: Substitutions are welcome but sometimes incur an additional cost.

Yes! Always. I take a great deal of pride in my tassels and I hand-make each one. I have 2 types of silk I use depending on the mala. 1. Matte silk: This is my go-to, it's durable and easy to care for. Most malas in the shop use this silk. It does not "kink" or flair out like some silk tassels do over time. 2. "Fancy" silk: This is thicker than the matte silk and has more of a shimmer to it. It also has a beautiful bounce and flow to it. It is quite durable if taken care of correctly and won't splay out or kink up like the really thin shiny silk does. If you are interested in this silk, I'm more than happy to elaborate on the simple rules to care for this type of tassel. It's what I use on most of my personal malas.


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Perfect, quick shipping, thank you!
Nov 27, 2017 by Heather

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