How do I store my sacred jewelry? Sacred Beads should not be kept too long inside a pouch or dark cupboard and require to mingle in the elements, especially indirect sunlight and flow of air will make your mala stay vibrant. As sacred beads are made of natural seeds and wood, they can turn moldy or attract bugs if they are kept inside a bag too long and not worn or used. This is especially the case in places with high humidity. Silica gel packs can help but it is by far best to use and wear your sacred beads often and keep them on your altar draped over your favorite idol like a Ganesh statue or whatever holy items grace your sacred space at home. When you travel, it is best to store your jewelry in a soft pouch.