DIY Beaded Daisy Chain Jewelry
We weren’t kidding last week when we said that we couldn’t get enough of the FLOWER POWER this summer. Can you blame us?! We’re bringing it back this week, but now with BEADS!
These beaded daisy chain flowers are incredibly versatile and so satisfying to make. You can go the traditional route with white and yellow daisies, or ALL IN on neon (clearly our preference) — the possibilities are truly endless!
Once you get the hang of this pattern, you’ll be making daisy chain bracelets, necklaces, anklets, rings, or ALL OF THE ABOVE for everyone you know. Flower Power on, my friends! 🌼
HOW TO MAKE DAISY CHAIN JEWELRY
- Assorted seed beads*
- A lobster clasp*
- A jump ring*
- Crimp beads*
- Crimp bead covers*
- A bead board*
- Beading string*
- A beading needle*
- Sharp scissors
- Flat nose pliers*
- Tape Measure
*Item is included in our Bead Kit Bundles!
No matter if you’re making a bracelet, necklace, or anklet, you’ll want to start your jewelry by attaching a clasp closure. You can begin by following steps 1-8 of our clasp closure tutorial here.
Two important notes:
- Be sure to use non-stretch beading string, as you’ll need the ability to pull the string taut for the daisy shape to stay in place.
- For this project, you’ll want to add an additional 9 inches to your final measurement rather than the 6 inches as described in the clasp closure tutorial. This is to account for the additional string needed to weave the bead petals around your daisies.
Once your clasp is attached to your string, the next step is to lay out your jewelry pattern. This is where a bead board truly comes in handy. As much as we love to go-with-the-flow when it comes to crafting, we recommend planning out your jewelry pattern ahead of time to ensure you have enough “petal” beads to go around the circumference of each of your flower centers.
In this tutorial, we’re using a 7mm Smiley Face bead for the center of our daisy, which will require 17 size 11/0 seed beads for the petals.
Working with different size beads? No sweat! We’ve created a breakdown below! ⬇️
If you’re using a size 8/0 bead for the center of your daisy, you’ll need 9 size 11/0 seed beads for the petals (Example 1).
If you’re using a 7mm bead for the center, but want larger petals, you’ll need 13 size 8/0 beads for the petals (Example 2).
If you’re using all size 8/0 beads, you’ll need one for the center, and 7 for the petals (Example 3).
Now that your pattern is squared away, it’s time to start building your daisies!
Using a beading needle, start by adding spacer beads, half of the petal beads (for one daisy), then the daisy center bead.
Next, thread your needle back through the very first petal bead, and pull tightly so that the beads wrap around half of your daisy center. Then add your remaining petal beads.
Look at that daisy starting to take shape!
To finish your flower, thread the needle through the petal bead on the opposite side of your center bead and pull tightly so that the beads wrap around all the way around the center bead.
Add another section of spacer beads, then repeat the daisy process (add half of the petal beads, then your center, etc).
Continue repeating the spacer beads + daisy pattern until your desired length is achieved.
Finish your bracelet by following steps 9-10 of the clasp closure tutorial. You’re done!!
Now put your petal (😉) to the metal and make a million more! The color and bead combo possibilities are truly endless.
Caught the bead bug and looking for additional beading inspo? Check out our Pinterest board!
Be sure to leave any questions in the comments below & tag us on Instagram @theneonteaparty with your finished daisy chains! We can’t wait to see what you make!
Peace, love, and neon! ✌️
I am so in lone with everything in this tutorial!!! And my beads come tomorrow!! Woot!!
YESSS!! We can’t wait to see your daisies, Laura!
Okay now I need to make the exact bracelet in the tutorial. It’s kind of iconic. So many OPTIONS!!!
You can’t really beat a smiley flower! 🌸😊
Awesome blog post. Thank you so much for sharing this insightful piece. It’s been really informative and helpful.
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Thanks for the feedback, Dana! We’re actually working on updating our site in the upcoming months. Is there a particular type (ex. Titles, body text, etc) or color you’re having trouble reading?
hiiiiiiii i love this post and how much detail you went into but i make bracelets and ive been having a really hard time w/ daisy bracelets and necklaces but i use 2mm beads and i think 0.6 size string but the string doesnt fot through the bead the second time u have to put is through so was i wondering if you could tell me what size string u use so i can make daisy jewelry as well as the other things i sell. thank you!!!!
Hi Lorhii! I’m so glad that this tutorial has been helpful for you! I see how a thick string could be difficult when working with tiny beads. Here is a link to the string that we recommend for making beaded daisy chains: https://shop.theneonteaparty.com/collections/beading-jewelry-tools/products/nymo-thread — it’s very thin and sturdy, so it works great for even super tiny beads. I hope that helps! xx, Marisa
Just stumbled upon this cute tutorial! So I did it but I think maybe I’ve pulled the thread too tightly? I can’t get the seed beads that are around the smiley face bead to stay around the smiley bead. They kind of keep flipping and the center bead goes sideways lol