This Dahlia Beaded Beads kit contains the instructions and materials to make the bracelet shown. The kit comes in a choice of colours. You can use these to make your flowers in one or two shades, as you can see in the gallery photo. The gallery photos also show the different colour options. So, please refer to these when you choose your kit.
The Dahlia beaded beads kit is suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge of peyote stitch. If you have never tried Peyote before, this is not a problem. The pattern with the kit does give detailed instructions. You can also download some free tutorials that cover Peyote stitch. Just visit the ‘Free Tutorials’ department in my BeadShop here.
Origins of the Dahlia Beaded Beads
I love making different beaded beads. Whether they are geometric constructions using shaped seed beads, or structures that have the appearance of another object, like my chocolates. Beaded beads are wonderful because they are quick to make and give so many jewellery design options.
I designed the Dahlia Beaded Beads pattern to teach in a one hour taster workshop at the Beads Up North beading festival. I wanted a project that would allow people to achieve something worthwhile in an hour. Of course this isn’t a long time if you are learning a new technique. So, I developed the dahlia design as the petals were simply a repetition of one another. I could focus on teaching the diamond Peyote technique in the workshop and ensure that all the students understood what they were doing. Then they could complete the actual flower on their own at home.
If you have never tried this technique, the diamond is a different way to shape Peyote stitch. It doesn’t involve any increasing or decreasing. You simple work round and round a shape, adding beads in a particular order to end up with a diamond. Once you have mastered the technique, you can start playing with colouring and pattern. The instructions for these beaded beads, include notes on how to create either a single coloured petal, or a petal with a coloured tip. You can develop this idea further to create different patterns.
The dahlia beaded beads use size 11 seed beads. The kit contains enough beads to make three flowers, plus a memory wire bracelet and 4mm pearls so you can turn your dahlias into a beautiful bracelet.