For the Mandala flower, here is a step-by-step photo gallery. To do this you start at step 1 with 7 strings attached and 6 with Einhängeschlingen on 7 folded thread. Other threads are then inserted by most of us with an ordinary shoelace knot.
This lariat is made with 5 lustrous mm cultured pearls strung on high quality vintage brown leather and knotted with a single pearl on to a 29 mm forged and soldered (by me) sterling silver ring. The total length is about 22 inches when on. Lariat c