The beads of the mala are wound a bit too tight. There is little to no gap between the beads, therefore it is quite difficult to add counters to the mala. Other than that, the mala is okay. The beads feel a bit soft rather than the hardness I expected of a crystal material. Other than that, the mala is fine.
Hello Paul, thank you for your feedback on the Manifest Energy Crystal Mala. Overtime, the natural oils from your skin, daily use etc will soften the natural fiber cord used in this style, which will slowly create that gap mentioned and will continue to be a great piece for your daily practice! We appreciate you taking the time to write this review, and please feel free to contact us at any time with additional questions you may have. Namaste!