Tuesday, 12 February 2013

How to make a Daisy pendant

I'm back with another tiger tail make today. It's very straight forward butt a little fiddly in places. It introduces another technique, the wire wrapped loop. On this piece the loop isn't visible so it is a good make to practise on.

You will need

9 x 22mm dagger beads
2 x 6mm cushion beads
20 seed beads, green
2 x crimp beads
1 x head pin
15" tiger tail

Round nosed pliers, flat nosed pliers.

1. Thread all nine of your dagger beads onto the middle of the tiger tail. If they are coated on one side, make sure they are all the same way up.

2. Bring one end round and thread through all the beads again, forming a circle.

3. Thread through all the beads again. This is a little fiddly, but if you press the tip of the bead either side of the one you want to thread down a little and raise the tip of the one you are working on up, you get a little more room to see what you are doing. If the end of the wire gets frayed, snip it off and carry on. Pull the whole thing as tight as you can.

4. Cut the tails off level at about 3" long. Thread on the seed beads and the 2 crimp beads. Close the crimps and trim the the tiger tail as close to the crimps as you can.

5.Thread a cushion bead onto a head pin. Thread the pin through the centre of the flower, followed by the second cushion bead.

6. From the back, bend the head pin at right angles over your round nosed pliers.

7. Make a loop right around your pliers, bringing the tail of the head pin back to where it started.

8. Hold the loop in flat nosed pliers.
Wrap the tail of the head pin round the stem of the loop about 3 times.

My third wrap here is around an inner wrap to give extra push behind the bead.

9. Cut the remaining head pin as short as you can and press in to the wrap with flat nosed pliers. Bend the whole loop up towards the top of the daisy so it is parallel with the petals. Add a drop of glue or nail varnish to the end of the tiger tail wires on the daisy stem.

To make in to a pendant, add a 7mm jump ring to the loop and thread on a chain.

It would also make a great brooch or button hole.

Hope you like this and if you do have a go, I'd love to see what you make.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting :)


  1. I have never worked with beads and am not a crafter but with such straight forward simple directions I feel I could make this and how cute! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial! I've always wanted to try this...maybe I will. Thanks for sharing!

  3. WOW I love all 3 ideas, Love your directions, I will be having a go at doing one of these x

  4. Great tutorial... They look amazing Px

  5. Love the daisy Janice and what a fabulous tutorial hun.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  6. Hello, Great tutorial. I love the pendant. Lisa :)

  7. Great tutorial. It looks like a straight forward project. Thank you.

  8. Wow these are so cute! It's a well explained tutorial!

  9. Well I will have to get some dagger beads to try this one!!

  10. They are so Gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial I love the blue flower.

  11. Thank you so much for the tutorial, like Eleanor, love the blue one x

  12. This looks easy and sounds easy to make, but I am Ms. Fumble Fingers. I'm not sure I could actually do this, though it looks like fun!

  13. thank you for such a fab tutorial - I dabble with beading / jewellery and will have to give this a try x

  14. Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments - makes it all worth doing :)


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