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Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

The arrival of Spring means there's a whole host of bright colours blooming around us! Nature is a great starting point for any new jewellery design or accessory. This gorgeous daisy inspired hairband is the perfect accessory for a Spring or Summer wedding!

Follow Poppy's detailed instructions here on the blog and learn how to make a delicate beaded hairband with Swarovski crystals and matching daisy tone seed beads.

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Tutorial

Step 1

Start by printing out your daisy template onto a4 paper. Your daisies should measure approx. 8.5" long (22cm).

Print your template

Step 2

Firstly you need to cut your foundation in half and pin together.

Once you have printed of the template, you will need to cut it out and pin to your beading foundation and draw around the template. Then fill in the Daisy details as a rough guide

Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

Step 3

Then you need to cut around the daisy shape which will give you your final shape for the headband.

Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

Step 4

Where you pinned the two parts of foundation, your going to join them with a small piece of foundation

over the joint, glue it down to hold them together once you have started beading you won’t see the joint at

all. When you do this you will need to Leave it to dry for a 24 hours for the.

Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

Step 5

Where you pinned the two parts of foundation, your going to join them with a small piece of foundation over the joint, glue it down to hold them together once you have started beading you won’t see the joint at all. When you do this you will need to Leave it to dry for a 24 hours for the.

Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

Step 6

Leave this to one side for a few minutes while the glue dries.

Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

Step 7

Once the chatons are dried you will seed bead around each of them in the Ceylon lemon seed-beads.

Now using all seed-beads you are going to work a petal at a time. Using 2 of the Ceylon lemon seed-beads, then 2 of the milky light jonquil seed-beads and the rest in the crystal snow lined until back round the other side moving back to 2 milky light jonquil then 2 Ceylon lemon. This is the pattern you will use throughout the edging of the petals on all daisies.

Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

Step 8

Then you are going to fill the daisy petals in starting from the bottom using 2 Ceylon lemon seed-beads then merging into the milky, the jonquil using 1 or 2 then you will be going into freestyle beading using a random combination of the size 15 cream, size 15 transparent, size 11 milky white and size 11 crystal snow lined until the area is full neatly. This will be done for all the petals on every daisy.

Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

Step 9

Continue doing this until you completed all five of the Daisy’s

Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

Step 10

Now we are going to attach it to your head band, firstly I recommend you tack each daisy round the headband to keep it in place and to prevent it moving. Don’t worry if your work looks messy at the back you won’t see it when completed.

Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

Step 11

Now you need to get your backing, which can be anything you like you can even use the beading foundation if you don’t have anything else to hand and cut a strip long enough and wide enough to cover the Daisy’s. Then you are going to get your glue and spread it all over and place your backing on top, keep rubbing the whole area down until tacky. Leave over night before trimming. Tip: I always use pegs to hold the backing in place while drying overnight.

Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

Step 12

Now it’s dried you need to trim around all the Daisy’s as neatly as possible and that is your daisy chain headband complete.

Daisy Chain Headband - by Poppy Byford

Step 13

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and have found it easy and understandable throughout, remember I would love to see you finished versions so send me a picture at perfectlyuniquecreation@outlook.com or find me on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/perfectlyuniqueuk and drop me a message.

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