Learn how to make flower bead bracelets, also known as daisy chain bracelets. It’s one of the most unique beaded bracelet patterns, and I hope you’ll like it.
Hello, my crafty fellows! Sharing a very cute and trendy craft project today, a flower bead bracelet or daisy chain bracelet. I’ve been seeing these cute seed bead flower bracelets on social media and had to give them a try.
My little sister has been requesting me to make some flower bead jewelry pieces for her. Since I had to learn flower bead pattern making, I’ve been putting it off my to-do list for a while now. I’m glad I finally got handy with the flower bead bracelet pattern and fulfilled my sister’s wish of having these cute daisy chain bracelets!
If you’re to beading and creating patterns using seed beads, you’ll need to learn the basics of beading first. But nonetheless, the tutorial is pretty easy and you can learn it in no time with the help of our tutorial.
A bundle (31 meters) of memory wire would cost around $9 and a packet of seed beads would cost more or less $6. You will need some basic jewelry findings, they won’t cost more than $1 for a pair of bracelets. On average, you can make 2 or 3 flower bead bracelets for less than $5.
Things You’ll Need
- Basic jewelry pliers – cutting, flat-nose
Instructions to Make Flower Bead Bracelet (Daisy Chain Bracelet)
Part 1: How to Make a Flower with Beads
Step 1: Insert Starter Beads
Since we’re creating daisy patterns for the flower bead bracelet, we’ve selected orange beads for the base, white for the petals, and yellow for the center. You will need to secure the open end of the string or wire first, we’ll show how to do that in the next section of this tutorial.
Insert 5 to 6 base beads, then insert 4 white beads (petal beads), and then insert 1 yellow bead (center of the flower).
Step 2: Beading the 1st Petal Bead
Take the other open end of the string or wire and insert it into the 1st petal bed, from the front side.
Step 3: Pull the String All the Way Through
After inserting the string into the 1st petal bead, pull it all the way through and bring the petal beads adjacent to one another. The petal beads should be arranged nicely covering the center bead halfway around.
Step 4: Bead the Rest of the Petal Beads
Insert 3 more white beads (petal beads) through the open end of the wire.
Step 5: Bead the 4th Petal Bead
Take the open end of the wire and insert it through the 4th bead of the 1st 4 petal beads. To be clear, insert the open end of the wire into the bead at the open end of the current pattern, adjacent to the center bead.
Step 6: Form the Flower Pattern
Pull the wire all the way through and carefully form a round shape with the petal beads. The petal beads should form into a round shape, around the center bead.
Beading to form the daisy pattern might seem a bit confusing at first but after making a couple of them you’ll get handy.
Part 2: How to Make a Daisy Chain
Step 1: Chain Making
Have you formed the first beaded flower? Let’s make a chain of flowers now. Insert 5 or 6 base beads (use different colored beads than the petal beads).
Step 2: Chain Making
Follow the flower-making steps and then add base beads again.
It’s really simple, make a beaded flower and then add a few base beads. Continue this process to make a flower bead chain pattern.
Part 3: How to Make Flower Bead Bracelet (Daisy Chain Bracelet)
Step 1: Preparing the String
Measure and cut out a long piece of beading string or wire. Insert a crimp bead into the string and keep the loop (or hole) of the crimp bead facing outside.
Make a couple of knots (one over another) on the open end of the string.
Step 2: Securing the Crimp Bead
Close the crimp bead with the knot between its round space.
There, one end of the string is now secured.
Step 3: Start Beading
Now, simply start beading through the other open end and make sure to push the beads all the way adjacent to the attached crimp.
Step 4: Make Daisy Chain Pattern
Follow our previous tutorials (flower bead making) in sections one and two to make the flower bead chain.
Once the beading reaches the required length, bead the last bead through both ends and tighten the string.
Step 5: Attach the 2nd Crimp Bead
Insert a crimp bead through the open end of the string and push it near the last bead. The loop of the crimp should be facing outwards.
Secure the crimp bead by inserting (circling) the string through its holes 2 times. Tie a knot and secure the knot inside the crimp and then cut off the extra string.
Step 6: Attach Closure
Attach jump rings on both crimp beads and attach a lobster claw on any one of the crimp beads to complete the bracelet.
How to Make a Daisy Chain
Step 7:And Done!
You can add an extra chain if the bracelet is too short. Attach the lobster claw with the jump ring on the opposite end to close the bracelet.
Tips for Beginners: How to Make Flower Bead Chain
- Use a waxed cord or any kind of smooth cord for a neat finishing and smooth slide.
- When measuring the cord, it’s better to keep an extra length as you can always cut off extra lengths but you won’t be able to add length if it’s too short.
- You will need to select beads that have big holes so that you can thread them into the cord nicely.
- Tie knots at the open ends after completing the bracelets, this will keep the open end strands of the cord secured from wearing off.
- To make it extra secure, you can apply a drop of glue inside the crimp bead before closing it.
We hope you like this tutorial and enjoy the craft if you give it a try. Here are some of our other jewelry-making tutorials you may like:
Don’t forget to share your feedback in the comments below. Share pictures of your version of the flower bead bracelet with us if you do give them a try. You can share your picture with the hashtag #craftaholicwitch on Instagram or Facebook or just DM your picture to us on Instagram or Facebook page.