When you click on a shop button you will make your purchase from my Etsy shop. Etsy is like a big mall and Zen Spirit Malas is one of the shops in the mall (smile). This website is the door to the shop, welcome.
I look forward to creating for you. I pride myself on providing 5- star customer service and high-quality customer care and reasonable priced handcrafted items. I always create my products in a smoke-free and sanitary manner. Zen Spirit Malas was previously known as Be Well Gifts.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. Customer Satisfaction is my biggest Reward and greatest Advertisement! If you are ever unsatisfied with your purchase kindly contact me prior to leaving your review. 100% 5-star customer satisfaction is always my goal.
Color Note- Some computer monitors may not show colors accurately and may vary slightly from the item’s actual color.
Most items in my shop have color options for beads and tassels. Please keep in mind that stained beads vary in shades. I do my best to have them all as close in color as possible. Sometimes when the wood is milled into beads it can have a slight variation as well. It is impossible to have them all the same. These slight differences only add to the artistry of a handmade piece.
Beads- are made from scraps of Birchwood, it is known for its cleansing and detoxifying properties. The Birch tree has been referred to as the Giving Tree. Beads may be coated with a finishing wax, to help maintain color after dying.
I use Wood, Gemstones, Semi Precious Gemstones, Swarovski Crystals, Polished Stones, Cotton, Silk, Dye, Wax, and many other beautiful elements to create items for my shop.
Special note the unwaxed ebony beads are prone to different shading per batch and can range in color from a brown to a black.
I occasionally use recycled beads, if that is the case it will be noted in the listing. Most of my beads are milled, stained and hand waxed. I have found that waxed beads are easier to use while meditating and can be shaped to be more consistent in size. The wood bead under the wax is the same as I have always used.
Cord and Tassel are a silk and cotton blend, mala necklaces in my shop meet or exceed the suggested 30 pound test.
Like snowflakes, beads and stones will vary in color and shape, no two milled beads are exactly alike, bumps and dings occur, and this only adds to the joy of owning a handmade piece.
• Malas may be a bit tight at first; they will relax with regular use.
• Other photos are meant to inspire you when ordering a custom mala.
• Instructions are included with every mala purchase
• I receive joy by creating malas to aid you in your practice in moving in rhythm with breathing, prayer, and mantra.
• A mala is a dharma item and can be treated as such by keeping it in a safe place among your spiritual books or placed in a box or bag. Unless you are wearing it as spiritual jewelry.
• To complete the 108 bead mantra can take about 45 minutes depending on the speed of your recitation.
• The 7 beads and 21 beads mantra will take less time if you do not have the 45 minutes to dedicate.
“Imagination is an artist’s most important tool” Katherine Corrigan
*please read my about and policy section for a more pleasant shopping experience
Zen Spirit Malas registers its copyrights with the United States Library of Congress- and may be listed under BobsKatie Enterprises- Zen Spirit Malas all rights reserved.
Thank You for your interest and your purchase! Namaste’
Accepted payment methods Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don’t accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can’t be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can’t accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS/EXCHANGE POLICY-All returns, refunds, exchanges, and cancellations are evaluated individually. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR all shipping and handling cost of their purchases & exchanges; (this does not apply to orders received damaged.)
Returned items MUST be returned packaged securely without wear or damage, in the same packaging as received. Insurance is recommended for all returns. Returns for orders fulfilled but customer changed their mind, or you don’t want to pay your country’s customs fee, will be charged a 50% restocking fee, this is not negotiable. SHIPPING COSTS are not refundable. BULK ORDERS are not refundable. CUSTOM ORDERS are not refundable. HOLIDAY AND SEASONAL items are not refundable. SALE AND CLEARANCE items are not refundable.
• All major credit cards accepted through Direct Checkout.
• Etsy Gift cards.
By purchasing from Zen Spirit Malas the buyer has agreed to all the listed terms and policies. PayPal is a secure site and a trusted name for buyers and sellers for many years. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to use it. I will not ship until verification of payment has been received.
Zen Spirit Malas reserves the right to decline purchases by anyone with a history of negative feedback and/or malicious behavior towards members of Etsy or other selling sites.
THE READY TO SHIP DATE ( example: 3-5 business days) Is not the shipping time. It is the estimated time needed from the date you place your order to my completion and ship out date.
SHIPPING DAY- all US shipments include tracking numbers. Free shipping for all us orders via USPS first class mail. I may on occasion use UPS or FedEx. Shipping delays due to unforeseen circumstances can happen on occasion. There is no way to know if this will occur.
RUSH/PRIORITY/EXPRESS-I am happy to provide rush mailing options for most of the items in my shops. A handling fee is included in the shipping cost. When you need an order shipped quickly. You are not only paying for the shipping but you are also paying to be moved to the front of the creation line.
SHIPPING ADDRESS-All items are shipped to the address on file when you place your order unless otherwise specified. Please check to make sure the correct shipping address is on your order. If your item is returned as undelivered I will happily ship it again. I ask that you please pay the cost of reshipping. I will create a shipping listing in my shop for purchase to re-ship. If you would like your order sent as a gift or to another address in your country please contact me prior to making your purchase. Or make a note at checkout with the request and address.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND once I ship your package it is out of my control- I am sorry, but I cannot be held responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Please consider your shipping options carefully and verify your shipping address is correct when you order. Expedited shipments must be placed a minimum of 48 hours prior to the expected due date. Priority and Expedited shipping incur a small rush fee. You are paying for your order to be moved ahead and shipped before others.
DAMAGED PACKAGE- If you receive a damaged package, PLEASE DO NOT OPEN IT. Instead, refuse delivery, and have the package returned un-opened.
Shipping costs are based on the United States Postal Service calculations for weight and package size. All items are packed well and shipped promptly upon receipt of payment (this excludes holidays and weekends).
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ and MISC. GOOD TO KNOW-
When the description reads “silver plated” in most cases it is silver plated over brass. Sterling silver is .925 sterling silver.
Some computer monitors may not show color accurately. What you see may vary slightly from the item’s actual color. Please keep in mind that any slight difference or variation in bead color, stain, or design only adds to the charm of owning a handmade piece.
As with any handmade piece, no two can be made exactly alike, but each one is like the photograph.
Zen Spirit Malas may register its copyrights under BobsKatie Enterprises with the United States Library of Congress-all rights reserved.
SILVER and GOLD PRICES FLUCTUATE and may affect prices in the shop.
THE PHOTOS- Most of the photographs in my shop belong to me and were taken by me. A few of the photos of customers using my products are being used with written permission from my lovely customers and may, or may not, have the talented photographer’s watermark.
PLEASE send me your photo! All photographs regardless of the origination (mine or a customer) may not be used, reproduced, or claimed. But you can pin it on Pinterest! ♥
CUSTOM ORDERS- are always encouraged. When you request a custom or reserved listing we will either discuss via phone or email exactly what you would like created. A Custom order listing will be placed in my shop with your name on it. Acknowledging the details discussed. The price quoted for a custom order is good for 7 days. Price is subject to change to reflect supplies, need, etc. Please make your custom order purchase within 48 hours of the listing added for you in my shop. Unless other arrangements have been made the listing will be withdrawn. Pre-payment is needed for any custom order. Please be respectful of my shops and my time, as well as the cost I incur for placing a custom listing and honoring your request by making your purchase promptly.
You will receive a purchase confirmation email from Etsy and from my Zen Spirit Malas ( Gmail). If I have any questions I will include them with your emailed order confirmation from me ( Etsy sends one too). Please take a moment to add azenspiritshop1 at gmail.com to your contacts address list. To keep confirmations, questions, etc. from going into your bulk mail. I do 99% of my communications via email.
If an item in my shop is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price or description, I reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order placed for the product listed incorrectly. I reserve the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether the order has been confirmed and payment has been received. I will issue a refund or in the case of an incorrect price listing, I will request additional payment for the difference before shipping.
CARING FOR YOUR SILVER PURCHASE-
Help prevent tarnishing by storing your silver jewelry in a cool, dry place. Moisture in the air causes silver to tarnish. If necessary, you may want to purchase a silver polishing cloth.
MY MALA HAS A DIFFERENT COLOR THAN YOUR PHOTO-
Unfortunately, some computer monitors may not show colors accurately and may vary slightly from the item’s actual color. Please keep in mind that stained beads vary in shades. I do my best to have them all as close in color as possible. Sometimes when the wood is milled into beads it can have a slight variation as well. It is impossible to have them all the same. This slight difference only adds to the artistry of a handmade piece.
The recycled ebony beads are prone to different shading per batch and can range in color from brown to black.
WHAT IF MY MALA BREAKS-?
I created your mala with 30lb. cord, which is the standard for meditation beads. If your mala breaks it will be bittersweet. Many consider it to be good luck, and believe it symbolizes fulfillment of its intention. Place the beads in the pouch your mala came in and keep them in a safe place for reflection and reminder of your intention.
*If you prefer to have your beads restrung, please contact me. If it’s within the 90 day happiness guarantee time frame and your mala has been used as intended. Ship them back to me and I will remake your mala. If your mala breaks after 90 days and your mala has been used as intended. I will remake your mala for 50% of the original cost of the mala I do ask you to please pay the postage.
WHY ARE SOME OF YOUR BEADS WAXED?
Most of the beads I use now have been dipped and hand-waxed polished and are non-toxic. Using waxed beads allows for a more comfortable feel, a smoother finish, and richer color. Sizes, shapes, and colors may vary with handcrafted items. I may still use unwaxed beads for a few of my designs until I have depleted my inventory.
WHAT KIND OF WOOD ARE YOUR BEADS MADE FROM?
All my wood beads are Birch. Birch is known for its cleansing and detoxifying properties. The Birch tree has been referred to as the Giving Tree. As noted above some beads have also been wax coated. Bead shape and stain may vary when they are in the stain pots or when the wood is milled and shaped. Please keep in mind that any slight difference or variation in beads and stones color, stain, shape, or design only adds to the charm of owning a handmade piece. As with any handmade piece, no two can be made exactly alike, but each one is like the photograph or as requested.
I WANT TO GIVE MY NEPHEW A MALA WHAT AGE IS BEST TO START MEDITATION?
I started meditating without a mala when I was a little girl probably about age 8. Malas are not intended for children under the age of 8. As they can pose a choking hazard. If you feel your nephew is the appropriate age for this tool, give him a gift of tranquility and mindfulness.
WHY CAN I SEE SOME OF THE CORD?
It is perfectly normal to see a bit of the cord, this allows for ease in manipulation of the beads and for draping them comfortably around your neck.
DO ALL MALAS HAVE 108 BEADS?
Malas can also be 54 or 27 beads. These malas are used for shorter meditation practices and are excellent for on the go or for travel. My custom mala beads are strung to fit your need, count, or style request.
HOW DO I USE A MALA?
Instructions are included with every mala purchase.
CARING FOR YOUR SILVER PURCHASE
Help prevent tarnishing by storing your silver jewelry in a cool, dry place. Moisture in the air causes silver to tarnish. If necessary you may want to invest in a silver polishing cloth.
Thank you for your purchase, Namaste’