Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wisdom Mandala Pendant Blue Lapis Cream Pearl

This pendant is a two-sided Wisdom Mandala, woven from hundreds of tiny seed beads and sparkling Swarovski crystals. I started with a big blue lapis bead and some pearls, and the rest of the beads just picked themselves. The palate is warm bronze and blues on one side, and silver and blue on the other. The very symmetric mandala hangs from a beaded tube that is large enough to accommodate a thick cord or chain.
Wisdom Mandala Pendant
The mandala is 43 mm point to point (1 3/4 inches). The complete pendant is 64 mm tall (2 1/2 inches).
Wisdom Mandala Pendant
The design is named for the Five Wisdoms in Buddhism. These include the bare non-conceptualizing awareness, mirror-like awareness, awareness of sameness, investigative awareness that perceives the specificity, and the awareness that spontaneously carries out all that has to be done for the welfare of beings, manifesting itself in all directions.
This Wisdom Mandala pendant is for sale in my Etsy shop.  If you would like to learn to make a pendant like this yourself, visit http://www.beadinfinitum.com/Kits/index.html#Wisdom_Mandala.

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