Making Mala Counters

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Hazel
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Making Mala Counters

Post by Hazel » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:57 pm

Hello all,

So, while there are an adequate number of guides on making mala, something I haven't been able to find (and perhaps I just don't know the right search term) is information on mala counters. By mala counters, I mean a string where you can move a bead from one end to the other and it stays there without slipping back. How is that done? My current guess is that the beads are just fit on very very tightly so they stay. Is there more to it than that?

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Hazel.

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Re: Making Mala Counters

Post by Hazel » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:39 am

I just made a prototype with the method I described. I think friction is in fact how it works.
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What's the name for these things? What about mala with them attached?

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