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Remember making daisy chains as a child? Revisit this fun and easy Beading Technique or learn it anew with colorful Japanese seed beads! Mix and match petal colors to create a beautiful bouquet.
Seed Beads (we used 4 colors - A, B, C, D of size 8 Japanese Round Seed Beads)
Jump Ring (optional)
FireLine Size D, 6lb.
Size 10 English Beading Needles
Beading Scissors 1-1/4 in. Blade
For this technique we used 3 stem beads. Try varying the number of beads for a different look.
For a basic daisy chain design, choose a stem color (A), a petal color (B) and a center color (C). If desired, choose more than one petal color (D)
Cut a piece of thread about 6 - 8 feet long. Thread your needle. Bring the needle to the middle of the thread.
At the end of the thread attach the clasp by tying a square knot around the loop of a clasp.
Cut the end of the thread off. Add a drop of glue to the knot for extra security. In the illustrations that follow, this doubled thread will be shown as a single thread.
String a number of stem beads (we’re using three), four petal beads, and one center bead.
Bring all the beads down to the end of thread, next to the clasp. Go down through the first petal (B) bead. Pull the thread taut. The petal beads will wrap around one side of the center bead.
String two B beads.
Go back up through the top petal bead. Pull the thread taut. This completes a stem and petal combination.
Begin another combination by stringing three stem beads, four petal beads, and a center bead. Changing the color of the petal beads allows you to mix or alternate the color of the flowers on the chain.
Go back through the first C bead and pull the thread taut. String two petal beads.
Go back up through the top petal bead and pull the thread taut. This will complete another stem and petal combination. Repeat steps 5-11 until you have reached the desired length.
At the end of the thread string a number of stem beads (we’re using three) and attach the clasp (we are using a soldered jump ring) by tying a square knot. Trim off the end of the thread, and dab some glue on the knot.
Congratulations, you have completed a Daisy Chain!