The 108 Malabeads are used during meditation. The practice of chanting a mantra is used as a form of meditation.The main purpose of the beads is to help recite mantras as you meditate.
The 108 Mala beads can also use as a jewelry.
As necklace, they areeasy to wear; you can wearthe malaaround your neck (like a necklace). If you have various mala beads, you can layer them together for an amazing look. You can even twist a malato shorten the length.
As bracelet, simply wrap the malaas many times as you can (usually 4 or 5 times) around your wrist.
Most traditional advise says yourright wristis thebest wristto wear your mala on.
Anyone can use these beads, they are not limited to one religion or tradition.