DIY Beaded Daisy Chain Jewelry

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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

Daisy Chain Jewelry Supplies

YOU’LL NEED:

*Item is included in our Bead Kit Bundles!

Daisy Chain Jewelry Step 1

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.

Daisy Chain Jewelry Step 2

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! ⬇️

Daisy Chain Jewelry Flower Cheat Sheet

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).

Daisy Chain Jewelry Steps 3-4

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.

Daisy Chain Jewelry Steps 5-6

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!

Daisy Chain Jewelry Step 7

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.

Daisy Chain Jewelry Step 8

Add another section of spacer beads, then repeat the daisy process (add half of the petal beads, then your center, etc).

Daisy Chain Jewelry Step 9

Continue repeating the spacer beads + daisy pattern until your desired length is achieved.

Daisy Chain Jewelry Steps 10-11

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.

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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! ✌️
Dorothy

9 Comments

  1. Laura L on August 13, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I am so in lone with everything in this tutorial!!! And my beads come tomorrow!! Woot!!

    • the neon tea party on August 17, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      YESSS!! We can’t wait to see your daisies, Laura!

  2. Hannah Dunk on August 20, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Okay now I need to make the exact bracelet in the tutorial. It’s kind of iconic. So many OPTIONS!!!

    • the neon tea party on August 23, 2021 at 4:52 pm

      You can’t really beat a smiley flower! 🌸😊

  3. Goody Beads on September 13, 2021 at 6:59 am

    Awesome blog post. Thank you so much for sharing this insightful piece. It’s been really informative and helpful.

  4. dirtyD on May 15, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    is it cool these days to have type that is hard to see?

    • the neon tea party on May 24, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      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?

  5. Lorhii Nelson on May 27, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    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!!!!

    • the neon tea party on May 31, 2022 at 9:29 am

      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

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