Originally designed as my entry into the 2023 Battle of the BeadSmith Earrings Challenge – these fun components offer huge versatility. Create just the small central component and turn them into dainty earrings or pendants, or join them together for a bracelet.
OR expand the component into the full mandala design. These make excellent statement pendants, or earrings like mine! Combine multiple components for necklaces and more – see where your creativity takes you!
This pattern assumes you are comfortable with peyote stitch.
If you missed the Live beadalong with BeadingSchool where we made the Mini Mandalas, then you can watch it on YouTube. The jewels use chatons, Ginko beads and seed beads.
To help you, I’ve curated bead bundles in four magical colourways; Sundancer, Lotus, Lapis and Sahasrara – and Erika and her team have put them together. The bundles include enough beads for you to make up to two large mandala motifs and four small mandala motifs – or a combination! Enjoy experimenting!
Material packs are available still in limited quantities! Find them here.
Full quantities are listed in the pattern. You will need:
- Size 15 Japanese seed beads colour 1
- Size 15 Japanese seed beads colour 2
- Size 11 Japanese seed beads
- 8mm Chaton
- Ginko beads
- SuperDuo beads (approx. 2g)
- 4mm Bicones
- 3mm Czech glass pearls or druks
Other supplies (optional):
- Tassels (ready made or I made my own!)
- Earring posts or wires or findings to finish
While I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this tutorial, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and I kindly ask that you do not copy, teach or share my pattern.
If you choose Digital, then the PDF instructions will be emailed to you within 24 hours once payment has been received, no shipping will be charged. If you choose Printed then a printed copy of the instructions will be sent to you in the post and you will be charged the standard postage cost.
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