In the traditional way of making a mala, I personally select and hand tie knots between each of the 108 beads in the strand. These are powerful tools for well-being and mind/body/spirit health.
Rudraksha seeds are known by the ancients to be the most powerful tools on the path of self realization.
My intention with the particular use of stones is that of connection between inner vision (amethyst), feelings (moonstone) and the will of self-expression (turquoise). Rudraksha beads are the base for every mala I make because they are the most amazing material I have come across for inner strength and spiritual practice.