i see i always found fonts difficult to get just right. you seem to have it down to a fine art. i particularly like the elven-looking english script one. do you make the fonts up yourself? if not, still great stuff- your work shows deep thought and a lot of research and deep soul searching.
i recently read that you can chant a mantra into a mandala or mala beads for around 40 days then place them on a loved one to feel the power of the mantra. Im sure it would be great for sick people or people in hospitals. Or even OM MANI PADME HUM for people who have a hard time being compassionate. But mantras truly are powerful i just wish that people knew the real meaning and power behind these beads instead of a fashion statement.
I have an original Tibetan Japa Mala (praying bead) but I am afraid to use it so I am gathering beads to make my own Japa Mala so that I can use that. Also yes, it has power and if you use a mantra along with the beads, it boosts the energy.