DIY | Daisy chain stitch – jewellery with seed bead flowers

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How to make your own earrings and bracelets with seed bead flowers

daisy chain blomster armbånd og øreringe

Daisy chain stitch is a beading technique for creating rows of cute little flowers.
Here you find inspiration and DIY guides for making bracelets and earrings with seed beads. Smyks offers a vast variety of seed beads in different colours which can be combined with other kinds of beads like crystals, for example Swarovski crystals with a diameter of 3mm.
Summer is on the way and invites you to make earrings and bracelets which match your new summer outfit.

 

DIY Daisy chain bracelet with seed beads

Daisy chain armbånd med seedbeads

Daisy chain armbånd med seedbeads

seedbeads armbånd

We used the following materials to make this daisy chain bracelet:

For this bracelet we have used 8 red beads per flower, but you can make do with 6 beads per flower as shown below in the example with the earrings (see the instructions further down).

DIY daisy chain armbånd med røde blomster

First you thread 11 green seed beads, then 5 red ones and 1 pink one.
Here we use the yellow bead as a stopper which prevents the other beads from falling off.

DIY daisy chain armbånd med røde blomster

Sew back through the first red bead.

DIY daisy chain armbånd med røde blomster

Tighten the thread.

DIY daisy chain armbånd med røde blomster

Now you thread 3 more red beads and sew through the last of the five red beads.

DIY daisy chain armbånd med røde blomster

Tighten the thread. The flower is not yet in the middle, but it will be once you have sewn back through the bracelet.

DIY daisy chain armbånd med røde blomster

String the appropriate number of beads again like for the first flower.

DIY daisy chain armbånd med røde blomster

The next flower is made exactly like the first by sewing back through the first red bead.

DIY daisy chain armbånd med røde blomster

Tighten the thread and string the next three of the red beads.

DIY daisy chain armbånd med røde blomster

Then you sew back again through the last of the five red beads.

DIY daisy chain armbånd med røde blomster

Tighten the thread again. Now the second flower is done.

DIY daisy chain armbånd med røde blomster

Continue like this until the bracelet has reached the desired length.
Once this is done, you string a crimp bead, sew through the closed ring and back through the crimp bead and some of the green beads.

afslutning af daisy chain armbånd med seedbeads

Tighten the thread. Take a pair of chain-nose pliers and press the crimp bead flat.
Now you sew back through the green beads.

afslutning af daisy chain armbånd med seedbeads

In order to centre the flower, sew back through the two beads opposite the ones where the thread comes out.

afslutning af daisy chain armbånd med seedbeads

Now you sew through the pink bead in the middle.

afslutning af daisy chain armbånd med seedbeads

After that, you sew through the 3 red beads on the other side of the flower.

afslutning af daisy chain armbånd med seedbeads

And then you continue through the next row of green beads.

daisy chain armbånd i grønt med røde blomster

Continue sewing through the bracelet in the same way, so the flowers finally come to sit in the middle of the bracelet.

daisy chain armbånd i grønt med røde blomster

Now you remove the bead used as a stopper.

daisy chain armbånd i grønt med røde blomster

String a crimp bead and pull the two threads through a closed ring.

daisy chain armbånd i grønt med røde blomster

Then you pull the threads back through the crimp bead.

daisy chain armbånd i grønt med røde blomster

Tighten the threads and press the crimp bead flat with chain-nose pliers.

Now you pull both threads through a few of the green beads, before you cut them.

daisy chain armbånd i grønt med røde blomster

ake a 4mm jumpring and fasten a lobster claw clasp on the one end. In our blog post on mens’ necklaces we explain how to open and close a jumpring correctly.

daisy chain armbånd i grønt med røde blomster

At the other end you attach the chain extender with the other 4mm jumpring.
(The chain extender is not essential and can be left out.)

 

DIY Daisy chain earrings with seed beads

daisy chain øreringe med små røde blomster i seedbeads

For these daisy chain earrings we used the following materials:

 

diy daisy chain øreringe med små røde blomster i seedbeads

ou proceed with the earrings in the same way as with the bracelet. Here we use 6 red beads for making one flower.
Finish the first strand in the desired length.

diy daisy chain øreringe med små røde blomster i seedbeads

Then you go on making the second strand. Once the second strand has the desired length and you have sewn all the way back through the strand, you remove the stopper bead.

 

diy daisy chain øreringe med små røde blomster i seedbeads

Then you pull the two threads through the crimp bead and the closed ring.

diy daisy chain øreringe med små røde blomster i seedbeads

Pull both threads back through the crimp bead and some of the green beads.
Pull one thread on each side, so the crimp bead is centred.

diy daisy chain øreringe med små røde blomster i seedbeads

Now you tighten the threads, press the crimp bead flat with chain-nose pliers and cut the threads closely at the beads.
Finally, you pull the earwires through the closed ring.

 

DIY Daisy chain earrings in golden and salmon-pink

diy daisy chain øreringe i forgyldte seedbeads med koralfarvede blomster

For these earrings we used seed beads in the following colours:

Furthermore: Fireline thread 8lb in white.
All the other materials are the same as listed above.

Have fun making your own daisy chain jewellery!

 

For more jewellery with seed beads and beading instructions click here:

Tassel earrings with seed beads

Peyote stitch jewellery


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