Strung Chains: Part 4: The Daisy Chain

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Daisy Chain Materials Required: 1 spool white sewing-silk, letter A · No. 12 needles · 1 long bead needle, No. 12 · 1 bunch deep-yellow crystal beads No. 2-0 · 1 bunch white opaque beads No. 4-0 · 1 bunch olive-green crystal beads No. 4-0

Three needles, one longer than the others, are threaded with white silk well waxed. The strands are
tied together at one end and the needles passed through six green crystal beads; the longer needle also goes through one white opaque bead, one larger yellow crystal bead, and another white opaque bead.

Needle No. 3 follows in the same way, but on the left of the centre (see Fig. 1). Needle No. 2 is now brought down through the beads on the left and up through the three centre beads. Needle No. 3 comes down through the three beads on the right and up through the three centre beads, completing the daisy. The three strands are then brought through another six green beads and a second daisy is made.

The chain is continued in this way for its entire length. When completed it gives the effect of tiny daisies strung on a green stem. A charming necklace or collar may be made by stringing the daisies close together and making three or more strands, the lower ones growing gradually longer to give a festoon effect. Continued in Part 5 Golden-brown Silk and Bead Chain

Reference Used: White, Mary. How to Do Beadwork Complete with 100 Illustrations (Kindle Locations 279-281). . Kindle Edition. Copyright 1904 by Doubleday, Page and Company Published May 1904 (in public domain due to expiration of copyright)

republished by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan

Author: connielimon2014

Bead Jewelry Artisan, mother of one daughter and grandmother of two grandsons, daughter of Korean War Veteran.

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