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« on: August 12, 2003 11:34:27 PM »



STEP 1

Single thread a needle with 4
feet of thread.

STEP 2

String eight green beads and
leave a 2 inch tail.



STEP 3

Bring the needle through bead #1
so that it comes out between
beads #1 and #2 and pull taut to
form ring.

STEP 4

Now bring the needle through the
rest of the beads to reinforce
the ring coming out of bead #8.
Tie a knot between the bead
thread and the tail.



STEP 5

Bring the needle through bead #1.
Then string five beads and go
through bead #3 so that the
needle is coming out between
beads #3 and #4.  Repeat this
three more times so you have
four evenly distributed
"petals."  Your needle should
be coming out of bead #1 when
done.

STEP 6

Bring the needle through beads A
and B.  String five beads and go
through bead D to form a petal.
Then string five more beads and
go through bead F.  Repeat these
two petals all the way around
until you have formed eight
petals.  You will be coming out
of bead A when done.



STEP 7

Bring the needle through beads
#1, #2 and #3.  String two
yellow beads, one blue bead and
two more yellow beads.  The go
through the point of the next
petal; bead #4.  Repeat this
seven more times; connecting
each petal point.  You will be
coming out of bead #3 when
done.

STEP 8

Bring the needle through beads
A and B.  String three yellow
beads and bring the needle
through bead C.  Then string
three red beads and bring the
needle through bead D.  Repeat
this all the way around.  You
will be coming out of bead B
when done.



STEP 9

Bring the needle through beads
#1 and #2.  String three red
beads and then go through bead
#3.  Then string three more red
beads and go through bead #4.
Repeat this all the way around.

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2003 04:09:11 AM »

omg thanks for those instructions! the graphics really help~~ Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2003 05:49:36 AM »

Wow, you are quite the beader, huh?  (I'm new here, so I'm just checking out all these posts...)  The beaded mandala is beautiful.

I have loads of extra seed beads from when I was younger (I did all sorts of craft stuff when I was in middle and high school); I really should do some cool things with them.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2004 10:39:27 PM »

Great tutorial!  After making two of these with seed beads about a year ago, I got some major inspiration while at a local craftstore today:

Voila, my glow-in-the-dark pony bead mandala, shown at about actual size (on my computer at least).  I'm not sure what to do with it though.  Any ideas?
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2004 01:04:04 PM »

Great tutorial!  After making two of these with seed beads about a year ago, I got some major inspiration while at a local craftstore today:

Voila, my glow-in-the-dark pony bead mandala, shown at about actual size (on my computer at least).  I'm not sure what to do with it though.  Any ideas?
maybe you could find backing of some sort for it and use it as a belt buckle? :/
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2004 01:23:11 PM »

friggin cool.  very kitschy.  i love the colors you used.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2004 01:33:40 PM »

I'm probably insane, but I think the hardest thing to do out of all of that is the string to go around the neck. :/
everything else is super though, thanks for the tutorial, I'm making this for my friend's bday now.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2004 07:31:15 PM »

ok. well I just finished mine, 4 attempts and about 2 hours later...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/snotgum/necklace.jpg
hope that posts as a link. I scanned it so it's kinda hard to see. :/ If I ever fix my camera I'l most certainly get a better picture up.
It was fun once I got, it's very pretty and I can't wait to give it to my friend. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2004 08:10:35 PM »

purty!
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2004 01:45:04 PM »

I got a very disturbing idea last night, the first and last of my friends who turn 16 get one of these necklaces but with 16 rows! Cheesy
and then I'll make a normal for everyone else.
What I did becuase the thread kept knotting was take embroidery floss and seperate it into 3 pieces so there was two threads to each and it seemed to work better because it's not as thin. It works lovely.
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