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This is an easy to make ensemble that will compliment many outfits.
Well, there wasn't much blue sky to be had this Summer, so we decided to make our own little rays of sunshine! These mandalas are addictive to make. Once you start it's very hard to stop.

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  • How to make a beaded necklace. Mini Mandala Jewellery Set - Step 1
    Step 1

    NECKLACE
    To make a mandala, pass 100cm of thread through a 4mm AB bead. Leave a tail of 15cm. Take the thread twice round each side of the bead.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Mini Mandala Jewellery Set - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pick up a gold rocaille.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Mini Mandala Jewellery Set - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pass your needle under the threads on one side of the 4mm AB bead.
    Going in where you came out, thread back through the rocaille. Pull taught. The rocaille should now be sitting on it’s end. Continue adding rocailles in this way until you are back at the beginning. They should fit comfortably around
    without being crowded. Finish off the row by passing the needle down through the first rocaille and up through the last one you added.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Mini Mandala Jewellery Set - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use the same method to make the
    second row with ruby rocailles, catching the thread between the beads on the row below to hold. When the second row is complete, weave the needle down through the rocailles and through the central AB bead. Tie your 2 ends together several times. Weave 1 end and then the other through a few rocailles. Trim off any excess.
    Make 4 more mandalas in exactly the same way. Then make 5 more but use black rocailles for the central row and ruby rocailles for the outer row.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Mini Mandala Jewellery Set - Step 5
    Step 5

    BRACELET
    Make 2 mandalas, in the same way as you did for the necklace, with gold as the central colour and ruby as the outer colour. Then make 2 more with black as the central colour and ruby as the outer colour. The bracelet is assembled in a similar way to the necklace with sections of gold rocailles separating the mandalas and the black rocaille, AB bead and black rocaille sequence. This time use only 10 gold rocailles instead of 20. As before, start with a stop bead. When you have added the last mandala or bead sequence, add just 1 more gold rocaille and make it into a stop bead at the end.
    Add a calotte to each end over the stop beads. To do this, simply place the stop bead in the centre of the calotte and, using pliers, press shut.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Mini Mandala Jewellery Set - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add the trigger clasp to 1 calotte by placing the clasp loop onto the calotte hook and pressing it flat. Add a jump ring to the other calotte.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Mini Mandala Jewellery Set - Step 7
    Step 7

    EARRINGS
    Make 2 mandalas as before, with gold as the central colour and ruby as the outer colour. Place a dab of superglue onto a flat stud and press a mandala on top. Repeat with the other stud.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Mini Mandala Jewellery Set - Step 8
    Step 8

    This is how your finished items should look!

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
nice one too, i love it
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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, England, GB · 97 projects
Aha! It seems to have come back. Happy beading everyone.
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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, England, GB · 97 projects
I don't know where fig.5 has dissappeared to! Hope to get it sorted soon!
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