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LEARN and CREATE – the “Stylized flower” beaded bead - part 1

As you are now familiar with the technique of crossing threads, let's go one step further with this over-sized beaded bead. You can use this "Stylized Flower" bead as a pendant or make several, and integrate them into a necklace.

Stylized flower with Pinch bead

Challenge:

Consistently alternate the working thread when crossing the threads and controlling the thread path.

Supplies for the “Stylized Flower” beaded bead:

  • 5x3 mm Czech Pinch beads
  • 11/0 Czech seed beads
  • a central bead to stabilize the shape
  • S-lon thread or polyethylene (fishing line), two needles, scissors and a bead mat

Weaving instructions for the “Stylized Flower” beaded bead:

  • take into account that you start in the middle of the thread and opt for twice the regular length

First round:

  • start creating the central daisy part in the middle of the thread: pick up 5 seed beads and form a circle by going back through the first bead you picked up
  • keep the central daisy in mind as you are circling around it

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 1, first central part

  • with the right thread pick up a Pinch bead, a seed bead, a Pinch bead, a seed bead, a Pinch bead

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 1, creating a leaf

  • and go with your left thread through the last Pinch bead to cross the threads

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 1, crossing threads to attach leaf

  • as a consequence, one thread ends at the top, while the other thread ends at the bottom of the central daisy
  • go with the left thread through the next seed bead of the central daisy part
  • with the thread at the top pick up a seed bead, a Pinch bead, a seed bead, a Pinch bead

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 1,  adding second leaf

  • pass the other thread through the last Pinch bead to cross the threads and to finish at the top of the daisy
  • pass the left thread through the next seed bead of the central daisy part
  • with the top thread pick up a seed bead, a Pinch bead, a seed bead, a Pinch bead and pass the other thread through the last Pinch bead to cross the threads

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 1, crossing threads to add leaf 2

  • pass the left thread through the next seed bead of your central daisy part

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 1, moving to next leaf

  • with the top thread pick up a seed bead, a Pinch bead, a seed bead, a Pinch bead
  • pass the other thread through the last Pinch bead to cross the threads
  • pass the left thread through the next and last seed bead of the central daisy part and go up through the first Pinch bead, this is the one you picked up at the beginning

SEE - part 2

LEARN and CREATE – the “Stylized flower” beaded bead - part 2

CONTINUATION: the "Stylized flower"

  • if you have a closer look at the petals, you will see that there are two seed beads at the top of each petal

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 1, 2 seed beads at the top between leaves

  • as a consequence and to finish the first round you need to pick up one seed bead with each thread as well as a single Pinch bead on one side

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 1, add 2 seed beads and 1 Pinch bead

  • cross the threads through the single Pinch bead to finish the first round

 Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 1, crossing threads in Pinch bead, leaf 5

Second round: in this round you create five new daisy centers

  • with the left thread pick up a seed bead, a Pinch bead, a seed bead, a Pinch bead and another seed bead

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 2, start

  • cross the threads through the last seed bead

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 2, cross thru seed bead

  • pass the right thread through the next two seed beads

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 2, pass thru next 2 seed beads

  • as a consequence you have three seed beads, one sitting after the other
  • with the left thread pick up two seed beads and cross the threads through the last seed bead to create a new central daisy of five beads

 Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 2, add 2 seed beads to center

  • to move to the next daisy center pass the right thread through the next Pinch bead
  • with the left thread pick up a Pinch bead, a seed bead, a Pinch bead, a seed bead and cross the threads through the last seed bead
  • pass the right thread through the next two seed beads
  • to complete the center of the daisy, pick up two more seed beads with your left thread and cross the threads in the last seed bead
  • to move to the next daisy center pass the right thread through the next Pinch bead
  • with your left thread (the one still coming out of the last daisy center) and to bridge the gap to your next daisy center, pick up Pinch bead, a seed bead, a Pinch bead, a seed bead and cross the threads through the last seed bead
  • pass your right thread through the next two seed beads
  • pick up two seed beads with your left thread and cross the threads once again through the last seed bead
  • to move to the next daisy center pass the right thread through the next Pinch bead
  • with your left thread pick up a Pinch bead, a seed bead, a Pinch bead, a seed bead and cross the threads through the last seed bead

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 2, move to next daisy center

SEE - part 3

LEARN and CREATE – the “Stylized flower” beaded bead - part 3

CONTINUATION: the "Stylized flower"

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 2, needs 2 more seed beads

  • pass your right thread through the next two seed beads
  • pick up two seed beads with your left thread and cross the threads once again through the last seed bead

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 2, complete daisy center

  • to move to the next daisy you pass your right thread through the next Pinch bead

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 2, pass thru Pinch bead

  • note: of the set of five daisy centers of the second round, the last central part has already three seed beads in place instead of two seed beads
  • with your left thread pick up a Pinch bead, a seed bead, a Pinch bead, a seed bead and cross the threads through the last seed bead
  • pass your right thread through the next three seed beads
  • note: to complete the daisy center you are missing only one seed bead
  • with the left thread pick up one seed beads and cross the threads once again through this last seed bead
  • to finalize the second round you need a step-up: pass each thread through its respective Pinch bead

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 2, up thru both Pinch beads

  • with the left thread pick up a seed bead, a Pinch bead, a seed bead and cross the threads through the last seed bead

Stylized flower, beaded bead - round 2, finish

Third round:

  • pass your right thread through the next seed bead 

Stylized flower beaded bead - round 3, start

  • pick up three seed beads with your left thread and cross the threads through the last seed bead to create a new daisy center 
  • at this point we slowly start to close up the bead
  • to move to the next daisy center pass your right thread down through the next Pinch bead, the next seed bead and up through the next Pinch bead 
  • with the left thread – the one on the side of your last daisy center - pick up a Pinch bead, a seed bead and cross the threads in the seed bead 
  • pass your right thread through the adjoining seed bead
  • pick up three seed beads with your left thread and cross the threads in the last seed bead 
  • to move to the next daisy center you pass your right thread down through the next Pinch bead and the next seed bead and up through the next Pinch bead 
  • pick up a Pinch bead and a seed bead with the left thread and cross the threads in the last seed bead 
  • pass the right thread through the next seed bead
  • to complete the next daisy center pick up three seed beads with your left thread and cross the threads in the last seed bead 
  • to move to the next daisy center you pass your right thread down through the next Pinch bead and the next seed bead and up through the next Pinch bead 
  • pick up a Pinch bead and a seed bead with your left thread and cross the threads in the last seed bead 

 SEE - part 4

LEARN and CREATE – the “Stylized Flower” beaded bead - part 4

CONTINUATION: the "Stylized Flower"

  • pass the right thread through the next seed bead
  • pick up three seed beads with the left thread and cross the threads in the last seed bead 
  • pass your right thread down through the next Pinch bead and the next seed bead and up through the next Pinch bead 
  • pick up a Pinch bead and a seed bead with your left thread and cross the threads in the last seed bead 
  • pass the right thread through the next two seed beads
  • complete the five petals of the last daisy center with two seed beads and cross the threads in the last seed bead 

fourth and final round: complete the five petals of each daisy center

  • pass the thread through the next Pinch bead and the next seed bead
  • pick up a Pinch bead, a seed bead, a Pinch bead with the left thread and cross the threads in the last Pinch bead
  • pass your right thread through the next seed bead, the next Pinch bead, the next seed bead
  • pick up a seed bead and a Pinch bead with your left thread and cross the threads in the Pinch bead
  • once again pass your right thread through the next seed bead, the next Pinch bead and the next seed bead
  • pick up a seed bead and a Pinch bead with your left thread and cross the threads in the Pinch bead
  • pass your right thread through the next seed bead, the next Pinch bead, the next seed bead
  • pick up a seed bead and a Pinch bead with your left thread and cross the threads in the Pinch bead
  • pass your right thread through the next seed bead, the next Pinch bead, the next seed bead, the next Pinch bead
  • before closing up the beaded bead insert a glass bead of about 12 mm to give the form more stability
  • to finish you will find out that the last daisy center has only 4 seed beads
  • therefore, pick up one last seed bead and cross the threads once again to finish the daisy center
  • make several passes through the thread path to reinforce the bead, make a few knots and cut off the thread
  • enjoy your creation !

Stylized flower, beaded bead - mini

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