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Daisy chain necklace

Create a centerpiece using offset rows of daisy chain

SUPPLIES

Necklace 17 in. (43 cm)

  • 48 4 mm round glass 
  • beads
  • 10 g size 9/0 three-cut 
  • seed beads
  • 1⁄2 in. (1.3 cm) button
  • nylon beading thread
  • beading needles, #12

Editor’s note: Few seed beads have the dramatic sparkle of three-cuts. The manufacturing process gives each bead a slightly different size and shape. Choose beads that are similar in size when working this necklace so the chain doesn’t get distorted.

INSTRUCTIONS

Daisy chain necklace 1
Figure 1

1. On 3 yd. (2.7 m) of thread, pick up four three-cut seed beads. Leaving a 12-in. (30 cm) tail, sew back through all four three-cuts (FIGURE 1, a–b).

2. Pick up five three-cuts and a 4 mm round bead. Sew back through the second three-cut in the previous row (b–c). 

3. Pick up five three-cuts, and sew through the fifth three-cut added in the previous step (c–d). This completes a 4 mm unit.

4. Pick up nine three-cuts, and sew through the fifth three-cut added in the previous step (d-–e).

5. Pick up five three-cuts, and sew through the fifth three-cut added in the previous step (e–f). This completes a three-cut unit.

6. Repeat steps 2–5 until you have 18 4 mm units, or continue beading to the desired length.

Daisy chain necklace 2
Figure 2

7. Following the thread path, weave through the beadwork to exit the third three-cut unit from the end (FIGURE 2, point a).

8. Pick up 10 three-cuts and sew back through the two three-cuts the thread is exiting in the previous step (a–b). Sew through the first two three-cuts added in this step (b–c).

9. Pick up a 4 mm and sew through the opposite three-cut from the three-cut your thread is exiting (c–d).

10. Pick up nine three-cuts and sew through the bead adjacent to the one your thread is exiting, sewing in the opposite direction (d–e). 

11. Pick up one three-cut, and sew through the two side three-cuts of the next 4 mm unit in the previous row (e-–f). Pick up two three-cuts, and sew through the fifth three-cut added in the previous step (f–g).

12. Pick up five three-cuts and a 4 mm, and sew through the bead adjacent to the one your thread is exiting, sewing in the opposite direction (g–h).

13. Pick up one three-cut, sew through the two side three-cuts of the next three-cut unit in the previous row (h–i). Pick up two three-cuts and sew through the fifth three-cut added in the previous step (i–j).

14. Repeat steps 10–13, steps 10 and 11, and then work one 4 mm unit that is not connected to the previous row (j–k).

15. Repeat steps 7–14 to work the center row. Flip your beadwork over lengthwise and repeat steps 7–14 twice to work two more rows off the center row. Finally, extend the last row to mirror the length of the first. Don’t trim the tails.

 
Daisy chain necklace 3
Figure 3

Clasp

1. Using the working thread, pick up two three-cuts. Sew back through the two three-cuts from the last step and the two new three-cuts to match the other end (FIGURE 3, a–b).

2. Pick up two three-cuts, a button, and two three-cuts. Sew back through the previous row (b–c), and retrace the thread path to reinforce the beads and button just added. Secure the tail in the beadwork with half-hitch knots, and trim.

 
Daisy chain necklace 4
Figure 4
3. Thread a needle on the tail, pick up enough three-cuts to accommodate the button, and sew back through the last two three-cuts (FIGURE 4, a–b). Retrace the thread path, secure the tail, and trim.
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