What to make with beads and string?

May 10, 2018
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Bead Pet made with pony beadsStep 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Cut Braiding Cord to 48 inches. Stiffen both ends by rolling it between your finger with a dab of craft glue. Allow glue to dry. This will help when threading the beads.

Step 3.

Create a lark knot on the key ring. To learn how to create a lark knot, click here. To create Row 1, thread (1) black Pony Bead onto the left hand string. Note: this project can be made both with the Made By Me Bead Pets kit or using Pony Beads in the colors listed.

How to create a bead pet

Step 4.

Take your right hand string and lace back through the bead from the other end.

Step 5.

Pull cords tight to form the first row of the Dragonfly’s body.

Step 6.

Repeat Steps 3-5 to create a second black beaded row for the dragonfly’s body.

Step 7.

To create one wing, thread the following through the left hand string: (4) metallic green beads, (4) metallic blue beads and (4) metallic green beads.

Step 8.

Thread the end of this left hand string back through the second black bead of the dragonfly’s body completed in Step 6. Pull tight to complete the first wing.

Step 9.

Repeat Steps 7 and 8 with the right hand string to complete the mirrored dragon fly wing.

Step 10.

Repeat Steps 3-5 to add a third black each to the dragonfly’s center body. Repeat Steps 7-9 to create another set of dragonfly wings. Make sure you are threading these wings through the third black bead of the dragonfly’s body.

Step 11.

Repeat Steps 3-5 to add (5) more black beads to complete the center of the dragonfly’s body. Tie a double knot with the cords and trim excess with scissors. Congrats! You have completed a dragonfly bead pet!

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