14mm Mílos Mala
14mm Mílos Mala
The Mílos Mala are an AO2 take on the classic mala beads, a wearable worry bead set used around the world to focus the mind and steady the nerves. Our mala beads have a satisfying weight and a satisfying clack when they hit together during bead counting.
The Mílos Edition of these bracelets are uniquely strung on our custom made 2mm high density Kevlar cord. Each set consists of 17 of our 14mm titanium Mílos beads, with a matching 11.8mm micro boss bead, and a 10mm and 12mm Mílo bead at the end of each tassel. These mala sets are wearable, and come strung with a triple overhand knot to help lock in the size adjustment below the Boss bead, but it should be noted that the size and weight of these beads gives them a substantial feel on the wrist, which may not be to everyone's taste.
While the smaller and lighter sets have their place, there is something really unique about having a set of large beads like this, hefty in the hand, and designed specifically for breath work, bead counting, and meditation. It's a little bit hard to articulate, but the fact that these sets are decidedly NOT for flipping, somehow moves them into a different category of thing, and encourages us to slow down and work more on the things they are designed for. It's a bit like having fewer apps on your phone, or fewer papers on your desk.. it structures your mindset for what you want the thing for.
Details of the Mílos edition:
- 17 x 14mm Mílos + 1x 11.8mm Lil' Boss + 2 x 12mm Mílos + 2 x 10mm Mílos
- All beads feature a smooth polish and a 3mm bore
- Weight: ~120g all in
- Strung on AO2's new custom 12-strand, high density, 2mm Kevlar cord