Jessica Riley-Norton designs and crafts her malas with energetic stones and scared seeds, along with recycled saris, silk, and strong thread to last a lifetime. Malas are prayer beads that can be meditated upon, or worn.
My work is inspired by my grandparents, who prayed over rosary beads several times a day, and also by my buddhist mediation teachers and yoga teachers, and art.
Along with making malas, I am a yoga teacher and a mom, a runner, and a music lover. I have an art education, and am a creator by nature. I am obsessed with colors and textures. Making malas satisfies my soul, and I am honored to craft these necklaces that aid as a tool in meditation and manifestations.