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Acetate & Pearl Mandala Necklace

About this design:

For this design, I made bead links with rice pearls & attached them to an acetate mandala focal to create this long-length necklace. I love the look of the pearl links, but mixing together different colors of tiny Czech glass or seed beads would look great too!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Acetate Openwork Mandala Focal
  • Rice Pearls
  • 24 or 26 Gauge Gold Wire
  • Gold Chain
  • Gold 6mm Jump Rings
  • Gold Headpins

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin by making bead links with the rice pearls. Connect the links directly to one another- I made 7 strands, each with 3 bead links and a bead charm on the ends. Attach the strands of bead links to the bottom of the acetate focal with jump rings. Use jump rings to attach chain to the top of the focal. I used a 29" piece of chain so it would be long enough to fit overhead.

Buy Products from this Design

Satin Hamilton Gold (plated) Figaro Chain 2mm
per foot
30 yd. spool

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  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    The tiny rice pearls are a perfect choice for the acetate focal component. :)

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Very pretty. Nice design.

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