My name is Tammy and I’m the creator and founder here at Malas In Bloom. I’ve been handcrafting small-batch, spirited mala beads from my home in California since 2014. I thank my lucky stars every day that I get to wake up in the morning and do what I love.
When I started my business, I was teaching yoga full-time and absolutely loving it. One of my teachers gifted me a Black Onyx Mala and I fell in love with its magic. In fact, everything seemed magical at that time. Our community was thriving and healthy and blooming.
I decided that I wanted to make a Mala myself, so I learned how to knot a set of traditional mala prayer beads by hand. After I made my first Mala, I would wear it while teaching my classes. Students and friends would ask where I got it. When I told them that I made it myself, many of them asked if I could teach them how to make a Mala. I was already teaching yoga workshops at the studio, so I asked the studio owner if I could host a Mala making workshop in her space. And that's how Malas In Bloom was born.
I never really intended to make and sell Mala Beads, but after teaching several Mala workshops in San Diego, word got around that I was a heartfelt maker. My first collection was a total of 10 Malas, and I made a website on Squarespace. From the very beginning, I have designed, created and photographed every piece myself. I write my website content and put my whole heart into this intentional work.
I went full-time with MIB and stopped teaching yoga in 2017. To be honest, it feels more like the path found me. I was just doing what I was passionate about and what I love. I've always loved meaningful jewelry. I also love helping people find meaning in their own life.
I strive to create one-of-a-kind pieces that inspire healing, embody your divinity, and serve as a daily reminder for you to carry your intentions boldly out into the world. My beads are the highest quality you will find, intuitively chosen, and strung with love + care. If you should ever need help choosing the perfect Mala, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for being here. For supporting my brand, my dream.
From California with love,