Daisy Chain Stitch
by Katie Hacker
Sponsored by: Beadalon®
The daisy chain is a fun little beading stitch thatís easy to do.
Since most daisy chains are made with a single thread, be sure to use a heavy-duty beading thread such as Dandyline. The needle choice is primarily personal preference. If youíre creating a necklace or other jewelry design, a hard beading needle or a flexible beading needle will work. For embellishing clothing, choose a hard beading needle.
To get started, pass the needle through eight beads. Form the beads into a circle by passing again through the first bead. Pass the needle through another bead and back through the bead on the opposite side of the circle. This forms the daisy shape.
To make a simple chain, just add a few beads and then make another daisy.
To make a connected daisy chain, pass the needle through another bead and through a bead on the first daisy. Complete another daisy. Continue in this manner until the chain is the desired length.
You can use the same technique to add whimsical daisies to fabric.