Sunflower Beaded Beads Pattern
This pattern teaches you how to make sunflower beaded beads. You can string them into a necklace, or use them for any kind of ornamentation.
Start by using circular and tubular Peyote stitch to cover a wooden bead. Then add a layer of brick stitch to provide a foundation for two layers of sunflower petals.
The pattern includes 3 pages of instructions with diagrams. However, it assumes a good working knowledge of circular and tubular Peyote with increasing and decreasing. If you need a reminder, then you can find a free tutorial covering these techniques here.
About the Design
The sunflower beaded bead is one of my oldest designs. It was originally published in the Beadworker’s Guild journal and I had made the beads into a necklace. In fact, it made the front cover of that issue of the journal, much to my surprise!
I love making beaded beads and flowers seem to really lend themselves to this idea. So, if you enjoy making the sunflower beaded beads, then I have a couple of other patterns that I can recommend. You might like to try my daisy beaded bead bracelet which uses the beaded beads to create the clasp.
Or, if you want something a little simpler, then how about a daisy key ring? For another simple flower, I used dagger beads to create petals in this beaded bead design. I’ve got a couple more suggestions at the bottom of this post. Now, I haven’t had a lot of luck in growing real sunflowers, but I do love the way they are just a bit of sunshine. So, with my sunflower beaded beads jewellery, I can take that sunshine with me wherever I go, all year round!