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Blooming Bracelet

About this design:

I love making these seed bead daisy chains! In the past when I've made them I always made the daisies the same color, but after seeing all of the new seed bead colors together, I thought it would look great if the daisy colors were all different. Daisy chains are surprisingly easy and quick to make- I think a stack of daisy chain bracelets would look awesome! For this bracelet I used beading wire, but thread & a flexible needle can be used as well.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

This design requires the following products. The seed beads used in this design are listed below the step-by-step. If you would like to shop all colors click the 11/0 and 6/0 links listed below.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with a piece of nylon cord that's six times the length you want your bracelet. Thread the needle and pull it to the middle so you have a doubled cord, making sure the ends are even. Thread the ends through the loop of your lobster clasp and tie a double knot, leaving a 5" tail.
If you're using beading wire, I just attached the end of the wire to a lobster clasp with a crimp tube.
Step 2:
String on 10 white seed beads (or whichever color you choose for the vine). I used 11/0 seed beads for the vine- but any size will work. Next, string on 7 seed beads in whichever color you'd like for the petals.
Note- If you're using 11/0 seed beads, use 7 beads to make up a petal, but if you use a larger seed bead you would only use 6 beads for the petals.
Step 3:
To make the daisy, bring the needle up to the first petal bead and poke it through- coming from the top- in the direction pointing away from the clasp.
Step 4:
Pull the cord through slowly and snug and it will form a circle.
Step 5:
To make the center, string on one seed bead in the color you've chosen and pass the needle through petal bead number 4- coming in from the top in the direction pointing away from the clasp.
Step 6:
Pull gently until snug, making sure there's no space between the petals & the vine.
Repeat steps 2-5 until it's the length you'd like.
  Step 7:
To finish, send the needle through the soldered jump ring twice, and then back down through three of the seed beads. Pull gently to make sure there's no slack. Tie a double knot around the cord between the third and fourth seed bead from the clasp. Cut the cord to remove the needle, but don't trim the cord yet.
Step 8:
Thread both strands of the tail you left at the beginning onto the needle. Send the needle down through three seed beads. repeat step 7. Put a tiny drop of glue on the knots. Once dried, cut the excess cord.
  Step 9:
To finish the bracelet using beading wire, I just made a loop at the end and secured with a crimp tube. You'll then want to attach a jump ring to the loop.

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78 yd. bobbin

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Measurements: 78 yard bobbin

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  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    Such a cute, lightweight bracelet!

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Cute bracelets that will be great for summer and stacking year round. Again, I know both young girls next door will love them.

  3. kye
    kye says:

    I love making daisy chains too. These are especially cute and delicate.

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