I am loving mala beads right now. Not just because they are a trend (though that certainly is the case) but because as someone who practices meditation and yoga as well as going to a Buddhist meditation center regularly, they are part of my lifestyle and aesthetic. Another thing I love about Buddhism is that they are completely inclusive and any religion is welcome. It is more than religion, and the jewelry is beautiful.
The company I partnered with is Great Eastern Imports, out of Thailand. I was originally going to go to Thailand with Francisco in September but with the Thai King's passing the dance festival Francisco was going to be performing at was cancelled and we weren't able to go, since his schedule was filled up quickly with rehearsal instead and then the rest of their Asia tour (and my own shedule and travels proved difficult to rearrange). So in the end we still partnered with this great company but by mail instead.
The pieces above are all described in more detail in the captions so you can see what pieces specifically I, my friend Samantha, or Francisco are wearing if you want to purchase those items. I should mention they typically sell wholesale out of their website to other retailers but for individual purchases they have an Etsy shop too! They also have an array of other beautiful pieces so I encourage you to visit their site and look through.
With the holidays approaching, these make great gifts! I can't wait to wear some of these pieces with my party outfits either. They are not only beautiful but a great reminder to slow down and take time for yourself during this hectic holiday season.