Once I created the mandala, it then further developed into the flower. It's a little more work to make than the mandala, but the final product works very well and makes a great statement piece.
You can make both necklaces in a very short time period, especially if you have some crocheting experience, which I recommend you have. This isn't a project for beginners. There are some spots where the work needs to be turned to work either on the back side or on the good side. Once again, there are plenty of photos to help you with the process and show you exactly how to do it.