It's amazing what one can do with little coloured thread, a crochet hook and a bit of ingenuity. The inspiration for these necklaces was originally the creation of a mandala. For those who are unfamiliar with mandalas, the idea is to create a balance of visual elements and this in turn symbolizes unity and harmony. With the creation of a mandala, it will help to pull these concepts from intention to manifestation in a person's life. And to be honest, who couldn't use a little more harmony and balance?!
Once I created the mandala, it then further developed into the flower. It's a little more work to make than the mandala, but the final product works very well and makes a great statement piece.
You can make both necklaces in a very short time period, especially if you have some crocheting experience, which I recommend you have. This isn't a project for beginners. There are some spots where the work needs to be turned to work either on the back side or on the good side. Once again, there are plenty of photos to help you with the process and show you exactly how to do it.
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About the Author
Originally, I started selling finished beaded jewelry on Etsy and was overjoyed when folks started buying it. It further developed into finished slippers, more jewelry and a variety of unique collectibles and antiques.
Time and life went on and I created a number of unique slippers, texting mitts and jewelry items that no one else was producing. I became a little bored making the same things over and over and finally decided to create my first tutorial on how to make seed bead bracelets. That led me down the road of self publishing. Once bitten by the pattern writing and publishing bug I never looked back.
I now have a number of patterns, and more in development published with all the major online retailers including Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Indigo/Chapters, and more.
Amazing what a chick from the prairies can accomplish with a computer, an Internet connection, a little creativity and dare I say, chutzpa ;-)