Bunny Bead Pet

Thread and weave Pony Beads following a pattern to create a fun Bunny Bead Pet for Easter!

Materials

Instructions

Step 1. Gather your supplies.

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Bunny Bead Pet

Step 2.

Cut white Braiding Cord to 60 inches in length. 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.

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Step 3.

Create a lark knot on the key ring. To learn how to create a lark knot, click here.

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Step 4.

To create Row 1, thread (3) pink Pony Beads onto the left hand string. Note: this project can be made both with the Made By Me Bead Pets kit or by buying individual Pony Beads in the colors listed.

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Step 5.

Take your right hand string and thread back through beads from the other end, from right to left.

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Step 6.

Pull cords tight to form this row of your Bunny Bead Pet.

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Step 7.

To create the ears, thread (5) pink beads through the left hand string as shown.

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Step 8.

Take the end of the same left hand string and thread it back through the 2nd pink bead from the right, as shown, going from right to left.

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Step 9.

Thread (2) pink beads on this same left hand string.

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Step 10.

Thread this same left hand string back through the very 1st pink bead that was threaded as part of step 7.

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Step 11.

Pull the cords tight to form the bunny ear that is shown.

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Step 12.

Repeat steps 7-11 with the same bead pattern and technique for the right hand string. You should now have 2 bunny ears.

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Step 13.

To create Row 2, thread the following through the left hand string: (1) pink, (2) black and (1) pink bead. The black beads shown here are the Bunny’s eyes. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to create Row 2.

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Step 14.

To create Row 3, thread the following through the left hand string: (1) pink, (1) white, (1) orange, (1) white, and (1) pink bead. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to complete row. This row creates the bunny’s cheeks and nose.

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Step 15.

To create Row 4, thread the following through the left hand string: (4) pink beads and repeat steps 5 and 6 to complete row.

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Step 16.

You will now need to create the Bunny’s arms. Thread the following through the left hand string: (2) pink and (3) white beads. Take the end of the same left hand string and thread it back through the first (2) pink beads.

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Step 17.

Pull the cord tight to the bunny’s body. Repeat step 16 with the same bead pattern and technique for the right hand string. You should now have 2 arms on your Bunny Bead Pet.

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Step 18.

To create Row 5, thread the following through the left hand string: (2) pink, (1) white and (2) pink beads and repeat steps 5 and 6 to complete row.

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Step 19.

To create Row 6, thread the following through the left hand string: (2) pink, (2) white and (2) pink beads and repeat steps 5 and 6 to complete row. Repeat this pattern to also create Row 7.

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Step 20.

To create Row 8, thread the following through the left hand string: (2) pink, (1) white, (2) pink beads and repeat steps 5 and 6 to complete row.

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Step 21.

To create Row 9, thread the following through the left hand string (4) pink beads and repeat steps 5 and 6 to complete the row.

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Step 22.

To create the bunny’s legs, first string (7) pink pony beads through the left hand string.

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Step 23.

Take the same left hand string and thread it through the first (2) beads threaded from the right to the left as shown.

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Step 24.

Thread this thread through Row 9 from left to right, to use for tying at a later step.

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Step 25.

Repeat steps 22-23 to create the other bunny’s legs, making through to thread the remaining thread through row 9 going from right to left.

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Step 26.

Tie the end of the cord to the ends of Row 9. Tie a double knot then trim excess cord.