Silk Mala Cord – size 10 Griffin silk thread, 0.9mm with needle

(35 customer reviews)


This is the perfect silk knotting cord for almost any 6-8mm gemstone beads and often works well with 4mm & 10mm size beads as well. It comes with a needle attached so will fit through a normal bead hole twice (ideal for the mala guru bead) or gemstones with smaller holes (common with pearls, amber and sometimes lapis and other stones).


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This silk knotting cord is ideal for most 6-8mm gemstone beads and often works well with 4mm & 10mm size beads as well. This cord is soft, without any wax or coating and since it comes with a needle attached, it squeezes through smaller holes better than some other common mala knotting cords of the same size.

Griffin silk beading cord is 100% silk with a twisted stainless steel needle at the end, which saves threading time & frustration. Doubling the thread is unnecessary, and the cord can be easily knotted because the thread has the correct twist. (please note, doubling the thread also makes it too short to knot a 108 bead mala)

Each card contains approximately 79 inches (2 meters) of cord.

Some tips and notes:
– I use size 10 for nearly all of my malas & knotted jewelry. Malas typically use 6-8mm size beads.
– you can squish the needle hole flat if the needle doesn’t fit through a bead with a small hole
– silk thread has a natural stretch to it, that can be a good thing since it will stretch before breaking, but you can pre-stretch the thread before using it to reduce the natural stretching over time. It’s also best to knot between each bead or few beads with silk. That way the natural stretching will be more evenly distributed and not very noticeable.
– the white thread can be dyed any color you want! Just use proper dye for silk and you’ll get great results.

Color Guide:
Some of the naming of colors is a bit off in my opinion, so here’s a little more explanation on some that aren’t quite what I would name them:
Jade is light green
Green is a darker emerald green
Turquoise is a light blue
Coral is orange
Cornelian is an orangish brown or a burnt orange
Amber is dark yellow


35 reviews for Silk Mala Cord - size 10 Griffin silk thread, 0.9mm with needle

  1. Kasey Armstrong

    Love it thank you so much!

  2. Yadira Wilkinson

    Item arrived quickly and was exactly what I was expecting. Thank you!

  3. Deonte Ledner

    Really nice quality strings! The color is exactly as pictured. The strength is great. The items I bought came nicely packaged, which was a nice personalized touch. Very happy with my purchase!

  4. Dayne Skiles

    Arrived on time.

  5. Petra Murazik

    The cord is perfect, thank you!

  6. Petra Murazik

    The cord is perfect, thank you!

  7. Petra Murazik

    The cord is perfect. Thank you!

  8. Kiana Bosco

    good silk thread- it was pretty easy to work with since it came with a needle.

  9. Skyla Hilpert

    Shipped really fast & well packaged. Thanks so much!

  10. Mavis Hilpert

    Love this shop! So glad I came across it and will be a regular customer! Great quality!

  11. Mavis Hilpert

    Great quality and love this shop!

  12. Jeffery Abshire

    Perfect for malas, shipped fast

  13. Jeffery Abshire

    Thank you, shipped fast just what I ordered

  14. Jeffery Abshire

    Using for malas works great

  15. Jeffery Abshire

    Great cord thank you, shipped fast

  16. Jeffery Abshire

    Just what I ordered, thank you

  17. Anabelle Mann

    I added some aqua aura beads to my mala. Love it!

  18. Kailee Botsford

    Fast shipping and excellent product

  19. Piper Wolf

    Easy order. Item came on time and as described

  20. Katrine Crona

    Just what I needed ,Great quality and quick shipping!

  21. Nola Raynor

    Thank you! Prompt fast accurate

  22. Nola Raynor

    Thank you! Prompt fast accurate

  23. Hudson Larson

    Beautiful thread for my first mala! Liz was helpful and gave great tips. Shipping was fast. Looking forward to making another!

  24. Wellington Wilderman

    Pretty color and quick shipping.

  25. Alexane Aufderhar

    Great product

  26. Alexane Aufderhar

    Great product very helpful seller. Helped me very much! Would recommend.

  27. Anissa Heller

    Great transaction. Quick shipment.

  28. Anissa Heller

    Great transaction! Quick shipping!

  29. Ahmad Murazik

    Turn around was very fast. This is the PERFECT type of cord the make malas with. I have made 9 so far with 6mm beads and it is absolutely beautiful. I WILL be buying again 🙂 Thank you

  30. Anya Shields

    Finished my black onyx mala last night with this perfect needle and thread! 🖤

  31. Jaylen Ebert

    This cord worked lovely =) I highly recommend

  32. Jackeline Okuneva

    Beautiful cord, helpful description, lightning fast shipping!

  33. Hector Lindgren

    Such nice silk cord– and the color Beige I received will match great with sandalwood beads. (knotted on a mala etc) Super fast shipping and packaged with care!

  34. Hector Lindgren

    Nice silk cord.. It does come wrapped around the cardboard, so there are dents in the cord. Going to try to smooth those out, because the necklace I'm making exposes quite a bit of the silk cord. Fast delivery, and she sent me a pkg of adorable charms for free– I love them!! Will use this shop again in the future.

  35. Ashlynn Koepp

    Arrived fast; very happy with my order!

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