Old Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Bead Bracelet Wrist Malas Bracelet. A Tibetan Buddhst Prayer Bead Bracelet Malas, namely the buddhism rosary beads bracelet is a string of prayer beads, comparable to a rosary, used when reciting mantras or counting prayer. Tibetan Wrist Malas are usually made with 27, 21 or 19 beads. However, people usually wear the small beads 108 beads malas on the wrist. They are all used to count prayers or mantras.