Revival of Tradition

Liuli is an ancient Chinese craft of crystal art. Mastering the technique, which evolved over 5000 years ago, has been both technical and spiritual challenge. 

Liuli crystal is crystal clear with different colours. It is lustrous and gemlike; stiffer and heavier than glass.

At Liuli Buddha we dedicate ourselves to this age-old method of crystal art and honor our work to it’s tradition which includes a labor intensive 12-step process in the creation of each art piece. 

Our work is inspired by many different Buddhist groups and we work under the guidance of Master Lama, Rinpoche. Under their guidance, we craft Liuli crystal bracelets and statues to be more solemn and perfect.

Focus Your Awareness and Concentration During Spiritual Practice

yellow prayer bracelet
amber prayer bracelet
coral prayer bracelet

Luili Crystal Prayer Beads are also known as Buddhist Beads. In the Ancient century, Liuli represented wisdom and was also a valued collectable. More importantly, it’s one of the seven treasures of Buddhism.

The Liuli crystal prayer beads help us to visualize with the Buddha, chanting and counting. Chanting is one of the basic methods of practicing Buddhism. We can dedicate the merits of chanting, while we chant the name of Buddha.

Through the above practice, we can enhance our mindfulness, maintain our internal peace and joy.

blue-violet liuli crystal beads

People also wear prayer beads because they believe the beads can maintain the presence of peace at all times.

the craft of liuli crystal

Step 1 – Design Buddha Sculpture 

  • Draw and Design the original form of a buddha statue on a piece of paper. 

Step 2 – Craft Clay Buddha Sculpture 

  • Hand craft a clay sculpture.

  • The original form is being consulted by Rinpoches and Lamas.

Step 3 – Create Draft Mold

  • Cover the clay sculpture with layers of silicon resin to form a soft silicon mold.

  • Cover the silicon mold with plaster to form a plaster mold. 

  • Once the plaster has dried up and firm, take out the clay sculpture. 

Step 4 – Craft Wax Sculpture

  • Fill up the draft mold by hot liquid form wax. 

  • Once the wax has dried up and firm, take out the solid wax.

  • Remove any attached silicon on the solid wax.

Step 5 – Refine Wax Sculpture

  • Refine the solid wax to be a wax sculpture.

Step 6 – Create Final Plaster Mold

  • Put the wax sculpture in a metal container and fill the box with plaster.

  • Place the metal container in a vacuum machine to remove bubbles.

  • Take the fire-resistant plaster mold out of the steam machine.

Step 7 – Prepare Liuli Ingredient

  • Prepare Liuli ingredient to match the required color.

  • Place Liuli ingredient in the fire-resistant plaster mold and put the mold into a kiln.

Step 8 – Cast Liuli Buddha Statue

  • Heat up the mold to a certain temperature to allow the ingredient to fill up the mold. 

  • Take the mold out of the kiln and cool down. 

  • Remove the plaster mold and take out the Liuli Buddha Statue. Need to be gentle because Liuli Crystal is fragile. 

Step 9 – Refine Liuli Buddha Statue

  • Refine the Liuli Buddha Statue

  • Go through quality control. 

  • Liuli Crystal Buddha Statue created.