I recently purchased a flower "chain" from a farmer's market in Santa Fe. I loved it when it was fresh, but unfortunately it dried up. Don't get me wrong, it's still beautiful dry, but the fresh flowers were great. So I decided to take initiative and make one of my own. Depending on the length of the chain, it can second as a lei!
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Step 1: Step 1: Materials
Flowers I'm not sure what kind of flowers I used...Marigolds and other flowers like them work well
Beads I used these small metal beads for between flowers. You will also want another bead for the end of your chain. I used this small little turtle bead. A larger pendant or bead works even better, though.
Thread or String Not too thick because you need to thread it through the flowers and the needle. If you are making a necklace, I suggest using a thicker string than yard. Otherwise, it's alright to use thinner thread like I did.
Step 2: Step 2
Use about two feet of thread for a chain 1-1.5 feet long.
Step 3: Step 3: Thread Your Flowers and Beads
Alternate threading beads and flowers until all flowers have been threaded. To thread your string through the flower, go from the center of the bloom through and out the other end, as close to center as possible. Finish it off with another bead and then tie on your final bead, the turtle in my case.
Step 4: You're Finished!
I gave my completed chain to my mommy for mother's day. She hung it on her key rack.