Free Beaded Daisy Chain Bracelet Pattern
Learn how to make this daisy chain beaded bracelet. This is my interpretation of the popular daisy chain bracelet. I made it with the two-hole Es-O Mini beads, Czech fire polished beads and seed beads. I think this bracelet is extremely versatile and would make a great DIY gift. It looks great on its own or worn as a group. That is why I provided you with two additional variations.
Daisy Chain Bracelet — #1
This is the first daisy chain bracelet I made. I wanted it to reflect the easy carefree nature of summer. So, I chose to use only green seed beads.
Daisy Chain Bracelet — Version #2
I substituted most of the green seed bead with gold seed beads. This version is a little bit dressy looking. However, the daisies keep it from being too fussy looking.
Daisy Chain Bracelet — #3
I changed three design elements for the third version. The first design element I changed was the color of the daisies. The second design element is working 3mm gold seed beads before and after each flower. The third design element I changed was the number of stitches worked between the flowers.
Materials to Make a Daisy Chain Bracelet—Version #1
Size (including clasp): 7″
- 3g 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Olive Jade Luster
- 49 4mm Es-O Mini 2-hole Beads White Airy Pearl (If you make and embellish a toggle bar than you’ll need 51 Es-O Mini beads)
- 7 4mm Czech Fire Polished Beads Round Yellow
- Beadalon® WildFire™ beading thread diameter 00.20mm (.008”)–Frost
- Big Eye Needle
- Beading Thread
Daisy Flower Materials & Construction
- The Es-O Mini beads will function as the petals.
- Each flower has seven petals.
- The first petal picked up will be referred to as A and the second one as B.
- Design Movement—the sense of movement is created by alternating the number of petals used to frame the center bead.
- For example, if the first flower has three petals on the right and two on the left, then second flower will have two on the right and three on the left.
- As you add more flowers, alternate which side has 2 and which side has 3.
- Flower Center (4mm fire polished yellow bead)—make sure the flower center is on the same side for each flower.
How to Make the Daisy Chain Bracelet
Each end of the bracelet will have strip of herringbone stitches that will act as the clasp connector. You may need to adjust the number of stitches in the clasp connector depending upon the clasp you choose to use. For example, when I use a toggle clasp (or a clasp with a bar), I tend to work two to three more stitches on the end that the bar will be attached than the other half. In the all green seed bead version, the bar end has 13 herringbone stitches, and the loop end has 11 herringbone stitches.
Create the Clasp Connector for the Bar End
Start the herringbone clasp connector. Thread a needle on 6 ½ feet of beading thread. Pick up four seed beads, leaving a 6″ tail. Pass through all four beads again to create a two-by-two square, and then pass back up through the bottom of the first two beads picked up.
Work in herringbone stitch. Pick up two seed beads. Pass down through the next bead and back up through the starter bead (the bead the thread was exiting at the start of the step) and the first bead picked up. Work another 10 stitches in this manner.
Create the Bracelet
- Start a daisy. Pick up one seed bead, one Es-O Mini bead (A), and one seed bead. Pass down the next seed bead. Now, pass up through the seed bead that your needle was exiting at the start of this step and the first one you picked up.
- Frame petal A. Pick up two seed beads. Pass through the second hole of the Es-O Mini bead. Pick up two seed beads. Pass through the Es-O Mini bead, the first two seed beads, and the next hole of the Es-O Mini.
- Add center and second petal. Pick up one fire polished bead and one Es-O Mini bead (B). Pass through the fire polished bead again and the first Es-O Mini bead (A) you pick up.
- Add side petals. Pick up three Es-O Mini beads. Pass through B. Pick up two Es-O Mini beads. Pass through A.
- Reinforce the 7 petals. Pass through all seven Es-O Mini beads. Repeat thread path until center bead rests on top. Ending up with the needle exiting B.
- Frame petal B. Pick up two seed beads and pass through the second hole. Pick up two seed beads. Pass through B, the first two seed beads picked up.
- Herringbone daisy connector. Work four herringbone stitches. (Tip: to make the thread less noticeable for the first stitch, pass through the Es-O Mini bead prior to passing up through the starter bead.
- Repeat steps one through seven until you have achieved your desired length.
Complete the Second Clasp Connector
Work an additional 6 herringbone stitches.
If you would like to make your own beaded clasp, like version one , then click here for the tutorial. After you complete the peyote bar, you can choose to embellish it. The thread should be exiting an end of the tube. Pick up one Es-O Mini bead and three seed beads. Pass the needle through the second hole and down through a seed bead that is approximately opposite the starter bead. Repeat thread path to make secure. Embellish the other end.
Reminder: depending upon the type of clasp you selected, you may need to adjust the number of stitches worked for the clasp connectors. For a box clasp (pink daisy version#3), I would make the number of stitches worked the same for both clasp connectors.
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