To make a Friday Flower, you will need... an 8mm chaton (ss39), and seed beads in sizes 11 and 15 (just a gram or so of each), plus beading thread, needle and scissors.
Start off with about a metre of thread, thread the needle and pick up 10 size 11 seed beads (called A beads from here on in). Go through all the beads again to make a circle, and then the next 2 A beads to close the circle nicely.
Repeat this all the way around - adding 2xA onto the stacks and putting 2xB between the stacks. Pull this round quite tight, and your beadwork will begin to form a cup-shape.
Step up at the end of this round, but instead of exiting the top bead of a herringbone stack, come out of the second bead down.
Go through the pair of B beads between the stacks, and out of the second level A bead in the next stack.
Repeat the above step all the way around the beadwork, and step up with your thread coming out of the first B bead added.
I'd love to hear what you think of this little pattern, and what you make with your flowers! You're welcome to sell anything you make using this pattern, but please do not reproduce the pattern or teach it. Please credit me (Becs Dean) as the designer, or give a link to my blog.