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Aquamarine and Pearl Beaded Mandala

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Funky, Whimsical, Casual, Cute
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What was your source for this jewelry project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Beaded Netting from Beading Daily

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Who is this project for? Other

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What materials did you use? I used size 11 matte aqua blue seeds, some dark aqua size 8 seeds, and some 4mm and 6 mm glass pearls for accent.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Mandalas can be kind of floppy if you don't reinforce the stitching a bit. They're deceptively simple, to make, tho...this one was made using beaded netting. Check out the link above to give you an idea of what netting is all about.

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This is very pretty. How do you wear it? Can earring clips be attached to the back and be worn as earrings?? Nancy

10/02/2011 Flag

Thank you! Well, I've used them a few different ways...I've glued them to a small circle of felt and attached a pin bar to them...I've also put jump rings through the edge and used them as pendants...I've actually not tried attaching earring clips, but I bet that'd work on a smaller one! This one is about the size of a Ritz cracker, or perhaps even a bit larger.

10/03/2011 Flag

During this cold time of year, this makes me think of the beach and the ocean!!!!!!!

01/14/2012 Flag

Yes, we need some beachy inspiration, 'cause it's going to be a long winter! :D

01/16/2012 Flag