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Beads Tutorial - How to Make an Easy Dagger Beads Flower Pendant Necklace

Updated on February 26, 2015

Dagger beads are really beautiful. You may find them in every good crafts or beads store in various colors. Since it took me a long time to discover how to create a flower pendant using this kind of beads (2 hours of hard thinking and a lot of thread for experimentation!), I would like to show you how easy it is to make a beautiful and simple flower pendant necklace with them.

Material needed

In order to create your dagger beads flower pendant necklace, you will need:

  • One 16-inch long thread such as hemp thread
  • One 7-inch long illusion cord
  • Bead glue or any other instant glue
  • 7 dagger beads
  • 1 round bead (approx. 8-10 mm)
  • 1 clasp
  • Long nose pliers (not pictured)

Creating the flower shape

Firstly, put all your 7 dagger beads side by side on your illusion cord.

Then, pass your cord again in each of your 7 beads to make a loop. You may want to leave the cord longer on one side since it could be useful when you will put the round bead on.

Joining the two ends of the cord, tie them twice, glue the knot (only one drop of glue will do the thing) and cut the excess cord. Don't hesitate to use long nose pliers to facilitate your work with the illusion cord.

Fixing the center of the flower

For this next step, place the round bead you chose in the middle of the flower, take the longest cord of the two you have and pass it through this round bead and then back to the flower. Tie a knot with the other end, but try to not put it directly under the flower since its small ends could hurt the person who wears the necklace even if they have been cut really short. Glue the knot. Cut the ends if it's not already done.

Here is the result: A beautiful dagger beads flower.
Here is the result: A beautiful dagger beads flower.

Inserting the thread and clasp

Finally, the flower in front of you, pass the thread on one side of the round bead (between the round bead and the illusion cord you used to attach the 7 dagger beads), then under it and make it go out two petals away from the insert point (on the back of the flower, the thread should pass over the illusion cord you attached the round bead with).

You may want to use another kind of thread than hemp and I think it's a great idea, but don't forget that there is not a lot of space between the round bead and the illusion cord. Therefore, your thread should not be too thick.

Measure the required length of your necklace, put the clasp on and there it is: your dagger beads flower pendant necklace is done!


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      How-to-crafts 5 years ago from Ireland

      A very informative article on making this unusual necklace. Your photos and instructions are perfect for learning how to create this lovely piece of jewelry.

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      Handmade-Crafts 7 years ago

      Excellent hub. Love the pictures. Thank you.

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      Miss Crayola 8 years ago from Sainte-Marie, QC, Canada

      Well thanks a lot Eaglekiwi!

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      Eaglekiwi 8 years ago from -Oceania

      Really enjoyed your hub and Id love to get into crafts ,like jewllery etc , keep up the good work!

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      Miss Crayola 8 years ago from Sainte-Marie, QC, Canada

      More hubs of this kind are to come! I really like crafts and like to share my work.

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

      Great job on the photos and the directions. Will look forward to more shares from you. Thanks and Thumbs Up.