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Daisy chain

Daisy chain figure 1
Figure 1
Start with a ring

1. Pick up six color A 11/0 seed beads. To create a ring, sew through the first A picked up (Figure 1, a–b).

2. Pick up a color B 11/0 seed bead, and sew through the A opposite the A your thread exited at the start of this step (b–c).

3. Pick up four As, and sew through the A adjacent to the A your thread exited at the start of this step (c–d).

4. Pick up a B, and sew through the A opposite the A your thread exited at the start of this step (d–e).

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make the chain the desired length.

Daisy chain figure 2
Figure 2
Start with half of a ring

1. Pick up four color A 11/0 seed beads and a color B 11/0 seed bead, and sew back through the first A (Figure 2, a–b).

2. Pick up two As, and sew through the last A picked up before the B in step 1 (b–c).

3. Pick up two As and a B, and sew through the last A picked up in the previous stitch (c–d).

4. Pick up two As, and sew through the last A picked up in the previous stitch (d–e).

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make the chain the desired length.

Variations

Daisy chain figure 3
Figure 3
Separating flowers

1. Work the first stitch as in steps 1 and 2 of your preferred method.

2. Pick up two 11/0s, and sew through the two corresponding 11/0s in the previous stitch and the two 11/0s just picked up (Figure 3, a–b).

3. Work the next stitch as in steps 3 and 4 of your preferred method (b–c).

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make the chain the desired length.

Daisy chain figure 4
Figure 4
Making rows

Choose the method you prefer. The instructions below are written using the “Start with half of a ring” method.

1. Work a row of daisy chain to the desired length using eight 11/0 seed beads for the rings and a 3 mm fringe drop in each center (Figure 4, a–b).

2. To step up, sew through the next two 11/0s. Pick up six 11/0s, and sew through the last two 11/0s from the previous stitch and the first 11/0 picked up in this step (b–c).

3. Pick up a 3 mm, and sew through the opposite 11/0 in the ring and the next four 11/0s (c–d).

4. Sew through the top pair of 11/0s in the next stitch of the previous row, pick up an 11/0 and a 3 mm, and sew through the adjacent 11/0 to the 11/0 your thread exited at the start of this step (d–e).

5. Pick up three 11/0s, and sew through the first 11/0 picked up in step 4 (e–f).

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the length of the row.

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