Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Daisy Chain Necklace or Bracelet Pattern


This is my variation of the Daisy Chain stitch. It is not an original pattern, but it is my version of the pattern. If you do a web search for Daisy Chain you will find many different versions of the same stitch. The pattern can be used several ways, by adding a variety of beads; you can get a different look. You can make bracelets or necklaces. Or as you can see in my sample, I have made an eyeglass holder. 

A = 11/0 seed bead, main color
B = 11/0 seed bead, 2nd color

Start by waxing and stretching your thread, use Nymo D or C-Lon & a #11 or #12 beading needle. Tie in a "stopper" bead, leaving about an 8" tail and begin at step #1.




1.
Pick up 5A, clasp, 3A, go with thread forward through all 8 A beads again and then through the 1st A bead just added one more time.





2.
Pick up 1B, 3A, go with thread down through the 1st and 2nd A beads, step #1.


3.
Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 1st A bead, step #2. 4. Pick up 1B, 2A, 1B, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #3, and the 1st A bead, step #2.






4. Pick up 1B, 2A, 1B, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #3, and the 1st A bead, step #2.


5.
a) Pick up 1B, 3A, go with thread down through the 2 A beads, step #4.
b) Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 1st A bead, this step at (a).

6. That’s it, continue Daisy Chain by repeating steps #2, #3 & #4 until you reach the length that you want. Add clasp on the other end in the same manner as was done in step #1.










Sandra D. Halpenny © 2007 - 2013 All rights reserved,
This pattern may not be copied in any way without the express written permission of the author.


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7 comments:

BlackKitty said...

I use the version with 6 petals in the daisy and 3-5 bead long "stems" between flowers, often with 3 bead "leaves". They are so easy to make and look beautiful stacked, I made countless of these for kids.

Pamelarose said...

All your work is so beautiful! Thank you for all your free patterns. I want you to know how much I appreciate your hard work.

Preethi said...

This is so beautiful.

Alexandra Priatna said...

Dear Sandra, this is really beautiful. I am a beginner and would like to try this project for Christmas. Could you please tell me what kind of bead you use in the blue chain? Thanks! I really appreciate your pattern.

Unknown said...

Sandra, I like the design but I don't know what type thread you are using.

faith charity said...

Sandra, I like the design but I don't know what type thread you are using.

Stephanie Butler said...

I always wanted to wear bead bracelet because it really looks fabulous.

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