Daisies on the double bracelet

Stitch two dainty daisy chains and join them with a row of Pellet beads for an easy bracelet with everyday style.

SUPPLIES

Bracelet 7 1⁄4 in. (43.8 cm)

  • 24 3 x 4 mm faceted rondelles (teal AB, www.drygulch.com)
  • 22 4 mm crystal pearls (Swarovski, platinum)
  • 22 4 x 6 mm Pellet beads (crystal full chrome)
  • 3 g 15/0 seed beads (Miyuki 4201, galvanized silver)
  • 1 14 x 9 mm filigree 2-strand box clasp (www.firemountaingems.com)
  • 4 4 mm jump rings (if needed)
  • beading needles, #12
  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • 2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or bentnose pliers (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Daisies on the double bracelet Figure 1
Figure 1
1. On 2 yd. (1.8 m) of thread and leaving an 8-in. (20 cm) tail, pick up four 15/0 seed beads, and sew through them all again to create two parallel pairs (FIGURE 1).
Daisies on the double bracelet Figure 2
Figure 2

2. Pick up six 15/0s and a 3 x 4 mm rondelle, and sew through the 15/0 next to the one your thread exited at the start of this step (FIGURE 2, a–b).

3. Pick up six 15/0s, and sew through the last 15/0 picked up before the rondelle in the previous step (b–c).

Daisies on the double bracelet Figure 3
Figure 3
4. Pick up two 15/0s, sew through the last two 15/0s your thread exited in the previous step, and then sew through the two new 15/0s (FIGURE 3).
Daisies on the double bracelet Figure 4
Figure 4
5. Pick up six 15/0s and a 4 mm pearl, and sew through the 15/0 next to the one your thread exited at the start of this step (FIGURE 4, a–b). 

6. Pick up six 15/0s, and sew through the last 15/0 picked up before the pearl in the previous step (b–c). 

7. Repeat steps 4–6 for the desired length, alternating between a rondelle and a pearl in the center of each stitch. End the chain with a pair of 15/0s, as in step 4. Do not end the thread.

8. Repeat steps 1–7 to make a second daisy chain.

Assembly

Daisies on the double bracelet Figure 5
Figure 5
1. Add a new 18-in. (46 cm) thread at one end of a daisy chain, and exit the fourth 15/0 from the end pair of 15/0s. Pick up a Pellet bead, and sew through the middle three 15/0s on this edge of the next pearl (FIGURE 5). Repeat this stitch for the length of the chain. End the working thread and tail.
 
Daisies on the double bracelet Figure 6
Figure 6
2. Add a new thread at one end of the other daisy chain, and work as in step 1, but sew through the Pellet beads attached to the other chain instead of adding new ones (FIGURE 6). End the thread.
Daisies on the double bracelet Figure 7
Figure 7
3. With a thread remaining at one end of a chain, pick up six 15/0s and a jump ring attached to the clasp. Sew through the end pair of 15/0s again (FIGURE 7). Retrace the thread path a few times, and end the thread.

NOTE: The clasp I used came with jump rings, but they were too small to accommodate the 15/0s so I removed them and replaced them with larger (4 mm) jump rings.

4. Repeat step 3 to attach each end of both chains to the clasp.
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