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How to Use Guru Beads

Threading Cord Through Guru Beads
designed byArtbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
Time1-3 hours
A guru bead is traditionally used in Mala jewelry. It signifies the end of one round in the prayer circle.
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Guru beads feature three stringing holes and includes a smaller tower bead, which holds the ends of your stringing material together, as seen in this Lapis and Lace Necklace. These beads are traditionally used in Mala jewelry. Malas are used with a prayer, or mantra, to meditate. Many malas feature a guru bead at the center of the design. This focal bead signifies the end of one round in the prayer circle. Learn how to add this meaningful bead to your jewelry designs.

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Griffin Fine Beading Needles (25 Pack)
Code NEED-01
Brand Griffin Place Of Origin Germany
1 $6.49
3 $5.87
Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 6 (0.70mm) Dark Blue
Code GSILK6DB
Material Silk Brand Griffin Thickness No. 6 Place Of Origin Germany
1 $1.59
4 $1.49
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1 $7.49
Beadalon Stainless Steel Big Eye Needles 4.5 Inch (Length 4 Pack)
Code SUP-0058
Brand Beadalon
1 $3.29
Dakota Stones Green Aventurine 12mm Guru Bead
Code BEAD-4082
Material Aventurine Brand Dakota Stones Hole Size 1.6mm
1 $3.99
Dakota Stones Denim Lapis Lazuli 12mm Guru Bead
Code BEAD-4085
Material Lapis Lazuli Brand Dakota Stones Hole Size 1.6mm
1 $9.99
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