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Double Daisy Bangle - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Double Daisy Bangle - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Lindsay is big fan of Matubo™ beads, especially the Ginko! Follow her fabulous bangle tutorial which incorporates Ginko and Super Duo's alongside bicones, fire polish and seed beads to make your very own beautiful Double Daisy Bangle!

This design cries out for different colour combinations and we can't wait to see yours. Let's Stitch! 

Materials needed:
*20 6mm Bronzite beads (6B)
*20 Ginko beads colour 1 (G1)
*20 Ginko beads colour 2 (G2)
*80 Super Duo main colour (SDM)
*20 Super Duo accent colour (SDA)
*40 4mm bicones (4B)
*40 3mm bicones (3B)
*10 4mm Fire Polish beads (4FP)
*80 8/0 seed beads (8/0)
*11/0 seed beads
*Beading Thread
*Needle
*Scissors

Our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

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On 5 arm lengths of thread, leaving a 15cm tail, pick up G1, 11/0, 6B, 11/0, G1.

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Pass the needle through the other hole in the G1 then pick up 11/0, 6B, 11/0 and pass through the empty hole of the first G1

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Step 3

Pass the needle through all of the beads/holes on the right hand side of the piece again.

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Pick up G2 and three 11/0s.

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Next, pass the needle through the other hole of the G2 then pick up G1, 11/0, 6B, 11, G1.

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Repeat step 2.

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Step 7

Repeat step 4.

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Next, pass the needle through the empty hole of the G2. Then, pass the needle through all beads/holes on the left side heading towards the first G1.

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Enter the right side hole of the first G1 (where the tail is exiting). Then sew up through all of the beads/holeson the right side of the piece, including the G2 and 11/0s until the needle exits the right hole of the most recently added G1. Give the thread a gently tug so that everything sits snuggly in place.

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This repeating element forms the base of the bangle. Continue extending this piece by repeating steps 4 to 7.

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Now we need to secure this in place by sewing through the next G1, 11/0, 6B, 11/0 G1.

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Then, pass the needle into the other hole of the same G1 which you have just exited. After that, pass through all of the beads/holes on the right hand side of your piece, including the G2 and 11/0s.

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Continue lengthening the piece by repeating steps 10 to 12 until there are 10 pairs of 6Bs. The resulting bangle will have an inside measurement of approx 19.5cm. If that will be too large/small you will need to adjust it at this stage.

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Pick up a G2 and three 11/0s. Then pass through the other hole in this G2.

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We are now going to form the piece into a bangle. Pick up the other end of the piece and insert the needle into the hole in the first G1 threaded, which has the tail exiting. Then through the following 11/0, 6B, 11/0, G1 making sure not to twist your work. Pull the two ends of the bangle together.

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Enter the other hole in the same G1 and up through the 11/0, 6B, 11/0 G1. Then pick up a G2 and three 11/0s.

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Then sew through the other hole of the G2. Pass through the following G1, 11/0, 6B, 11/0, G1.

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Enter the other hole of the same G1 and pass through the 11/0, 6B, 11/0 and following G1. The bangle is now fully secured together.

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Step 19

Insert the needle into the other hole in the same G1 and 11/0. Pick up 2 SDM, 1 SDA, 2 SDM. Then pass through the next 11/0 and G1. Give the thread a gentle tug to get the Super Duos to sit nicely around the 6B.

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Pass the needle up through the G2, through the three 11/0s and down through the other hole of the G2, towards the centre of the bangle.

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Step 21

Repeat steps 19 and 20 around this side of the bangle until all of the 6Bs are surrounded by the Super Duos.

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Next, pick up an 11/0, pass through the first Super Duo then pick up an 8/0. Pass through the remaining Super Duos picking up an 8/0 in between each. After the last Super Duo pick up an 11/0.

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Pass the needle into the first hole of the next G2 from the centre, as shown, throughthe three 11/0s and down through the next G2 hole towards the centre.

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Repeat steps 22 and 23 around this side of the bangle. On the final G2 stop after threading through the three 11/0s.

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Pick up a 3B. Sew through the first 8/0 then the GD1, 8/0, GD2, 8/0, GD1, 8/0. Next pick up a 3B and pass through the three 11/0s.

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Step 26

Continue all the way around this side of the bangle. Finish after exiting the three 11/0s. Then, pass the needle through both SDAs to get to the other side of the bangle.

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Step 27

Repeat steps 19 to 26 to complete this side of the bangle.

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Step 28

We are now going to create the final layer of the bangle. Pass through the 3B, 8/0, SDM, 8/0, SDA, 8/0, SDM, 8/0 and the last SDM. Then through the nearest 11/0.

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Step 29

Pick up 4B, 4FP, 4B and insert the needle into the 11/0 which is diagonally opposite.

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Pass through SD1, 8/0, SDM, 8/0, SDA, 8/0, SDM, 8/0, SDM, 11/0 and again pick up 4B, 4FP, 4B and pass the needle into the diagonally opposite 11/0. During this step keep the tension fairly tight whilst gently squeezing the sides of the bangle inwards. This will make the "petals" raise up to resemble a flower.

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Continue zig zagging around the bangle, passing through the "petal" section and entering/exiting the 11/0s picking up 4B, 4FP, 4B in between.

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Sew through any beads at the edge of the bangle where your thread has exited until you reach a G2. Pass the needle through both G2s to get to the other edge of the bangle.

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Pass the needle through the 3B and the SDM.

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Pass through the 11/0 then pick up a 4B then sew through the 4FP.

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Step 35

Pick up a 4B then sew through the 11/0.

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Similar to step 31, continue zig zagging around the bangle passing through the "petal" section, exiting/entering the 11/0s and picking up 4B before and after passing through the 4FP. Make sure you gently squeeze the bangle slightly and keep the tension to make the "petals" raise up. Tie off the threads. Your bangle is now finished.

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Please do share with us your finished pieces in our Facebook Group. We would love to see how you did it Your Way. 

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