Like it’s cousin the Manisha Earring, the Manisha Pendnat was inspired by classic Indian jewelry. At least that is what I was going for when I stitched it. You can dress it up or wear it with a simple T-shirt and feel like a queen.
I begin with the top diamond shape using a combination of silver shaded Japanese glass seed beads. I finish the last corner with an classic Swarovski crystal. Then I start on the bottom 3/4 circle, again in seed beads, this time 24K gold seed beads toned with a matte clear gold lined bead in the center. I attach it to the diamond and finish with contrasting Swarovski light grey pearl beads around the bottom for a rich look.
VERY light weight for the size, after all it’s mostly glass and a lot of thread. 2.5 inches from the top of the top to the bottom and 2 across at the widest point.
The chain is sold separating or you can slip in on your favorite.