Aquamarine and Pearl Beaded Mandala

Project Description

What was your source for this jewelry project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Beaded Netting from Beading Daily Link to website or photo www.beadingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2011/09/08/bead-along-with-beading-daily-tips-for-learning-tubular-netting.aspx Who is this project for? Other 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.

What you will need

  • I used size 11 matte aqua blue seeds
  • some dark aqua size 8 seeds
  • and some 4mm and 6 mm glass pearls for accent.

Q&A with vanillasquare

californialady asked:
This is very pretty. How do you wear it? Can earring clips be attached to the back and be worn as earrings?? Nancy
vanillasquare answered:
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.
pwcrftr asked:
During this cold time of year, this makes me think of the beach and the ocean!!!!!!!
vanillasquare answered:
Yes, we need some beachy inspiration, 'cause it's going to be a long winter! :D