Beaded Daisy Necklace

Beaded Daisy Necklace

Make a beaded daisy necklace and earrings set using this twist on daisy chain stitch.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

A couple of months ago the lovely Charlotte Jacklin shared a beaded daisy necklace on her Instagram feed. I recognised the pattern as being the classic daisy chain beading stitch, but with a twist. Normally, beaded daisy chain is made with a needle and thread in a continuous stitch. But this necklace had individual beaded daisies made hanging as individual drops! The shop Charlotte bought the necklace no longer sells them, and she mentioned having to get her teenage beading supplies out again!

This is a fairly simple project if you have some basic jewellery making skills. If you are new to beading and jewellery making, or just want a little refresher, sign up to my email list and you will get my Getting Started with Jewellery Making eBook to help you along!

You will need:

Size 8 seed beads. A yellow for the centre of your daisies and as many other colours as you want for the petals! Each individual daisy only needs 1x centre beads and 7x petal beads.

0.3mm/ 28 gauge soft wire. You *might* be able to get away with using a 0.4mm if it is a very soft. 0.2mm will fit through, but is very fine and tricky to work with.

Chainnose pliers, round nose pliers and jewellery cutters

-For the earrings: earring hooks

-For the necklace: chain, clasp and 5mm jump rings.

How to make Beaded Daisies

1.Cut 25cm / 10 inches of 0.3mm wire and thread on 4 x petal beads and 1 x centre bead. Slide the beads along so the petal colour beads are approximately 10cm / 4 inches from the end.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

2.Take the longer end (coming out of the centre colour bead) and thread it back through the 1st petal bead.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

3.Pull tightly to form one half of your daisy.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

4.Working with the long end again, thread on 3 x petal beads.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

5.Take that long end of wire and feed it through the petal bead on the opposite side of the daisy.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

6.Pull tightly, using a pair of plier to help pull the wire through.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

7.Your finished daisy should look like this. We now need to weave the longer piece of wire around to meet the other shorter end.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

8.Feed the wire through the next 3 petal beads, so the wires are both coming out of the same bead. This can be tricky, so I recommend using pliers to help.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

9.To make a loop in the wire, you need to treat these two separate wires as one, so make sure they are pulled together.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

10.Use a pair of round nose pliers to create a wrapped loop. Go to this blog post for more detailed instructions on how to do this is you are new to jewellery making!

11.You now have one complete beaded daisy!

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

To make Beaded Daisy Earrings

  1. Make two beaded daisies and just twist open the loop of your earring findings to add them on!
Beaded Daisy Earrings DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

To make a Beaded Daisy Necklace

1.Make as many beaded daisies as you want on your necklace. odd numbers look best, so 3, 5, 7 or 9 are good options!

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

2.Measure out your chain: for a short necklace cut 40cm/16inches, 45cm/18inches for a slightly longer style. Using jump rings, attach a clasp at one end and add single jump ring to the other.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

3.Find the middle of your necklace and attach one of your daisies to the chain with a jump ring.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

4.Then attach two more daisies either side about 2cm/1 inch apart. The best way to do this is to count the links on your chain. I’m using an extension style chain which has quite large links, so there are only 4 links in between each daisy.

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

5.Repeat this process to add as many daisies as you want!

Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable
Beaded Daisy Necklace DIY Tutorial by Make and Fable

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Beaded Christmas Wreath

Beaded Christmas Wreath

Use chunky, natural wood beads to make a unique Beaded Christmas Wreath! This DIY up-scales the simple bead weaving technique of right angle weave to make a stylish festive decoration.

Those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile may have noticed that I love the technique of right angle weave. It features a lot in my projects, and they usually have one thing common; the beads are much larger than the tiny seed beads most RAW patterns use. But this time, I have truly excelled myself, as the beads in this festive DIY are a whopping 25mm and 15mm in diameter! This makes a wreath that is approx 21cm or 8¼ inches in diameter.

Beaded Christmas Wreath DIY Tutorial

You will need:

-30 x 25mm Wooden Beads

-30 x 15mm Wooden Beads

-3 metres of Garden Wire

-wire cutters

-greenery and leaves for decoration

-twine to hang

How to make a Beaded Christmas Wreath:

1.Thread 1 x 25mm bead onto the 3m length of wire and slide to the middle, so you have two equal lengths of wire each side of the bead.

2.Add 1 x 25mm to one side of the wire and 1 x 15mm to the other

3.Take 1 x 25mm bead and thread one wire right to left and the other left to right. This is our ‘crossover’ bead.

4.Pull the wires tightly so the beads sit next to one another.

5.Repeat steps 2 – 4, making sure you put the 15mm on the same side

6.Keep following this pattern of a 15mm on one side and a 25mm on the other and a 25mm crossover– you can see that by always putting the 15mm on the same side, a natural curve is created.

7.Keep going until you have used all 30 of the 25mm beads, which should mean you are left with a 15mm on one side and a 25mm on the other

8.To complete the circle, the very first bead we added in step 1 becomes our last crossover bead

9.Pull the wire tightly and check to make sure there are no odd loops of wire and that it sits flat.

10.We need to get our wires each coming out of opposite ends of one of the outer 25mm beads. To do this just carry on following the pattern going though the first round of beads that we added in steps 1-3, just crossing over the wires in an outer 25mm bead instead of tone in the middle.

11.Thread on 1 x 15mm to one of the wires.

12.Take the wire through the next outer 25mm bead and pull tight so the 15mm sits snugly .

13.Repeat this pattern until you have added 7 of the remaining 15mm beads, by which point you will be halfway around your wreath.

14.Now swap to the other wire and do the same thing, using up the remaining 8 x 15mm beads.

15.Secure the wires by wrapping around a couple of times, but NOT cutting off the excess wire.

16.Now for the decoration! Get some evergreen foliage, lay it on the wreath and use the remaining wire to secure it on.

17.Once you are happy with the greenery, take the wire to the back of the wreath and twist them together to secure. Rather than snipping off all the excess wire, I left a short length which mean that after Christmas I can un-twist the wire, and take off the leaves leaving the wreath ready to add more on next year!

18.Tie on a length of twine to hang your wreath and you are done!

If you have a go at making your own Beaded Christmas Wreath, or have any questions feel free to comment below or message me on TwitterInstagram or Facebook! Happy Making!

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