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