Chick Bead Pet

The Easter season is full of pink bunnies and yellow chicks! Why not make a chick craft using Pony Beads, like this Chick Bead Pet! Simple thread and weave beads on a cord to create this egg-cellent craft!

Materials

Instructions

Step 1. Gather your supplies.

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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.

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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) yellow Pony Beads 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.


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Step 5.

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

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Step 6.

Pull cords tight to form the first row of your Chick Bead Pet.

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Step 7.

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

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Step 8.

To create Row 3, thread the following through the left hand string: (1) yellow, (1) orange, and (1) yellow bead. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to complete row. The orange bead is the chick’s nose.

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Step 9.

To create Row 4, thread the following through the left hand string: (4) yellow beads. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to complete row. This is the top of the body of the chick.

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Step 10.

You will now create the chick’s wing using only the left hand string. To create the chick’s wing, thread (3) yellow beads.

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Step 11.

Thread the end of the string back through the middle yellow bead just strung.

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Step 12.

Thread another yellow bead on this same left hand string.

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Step 13.

Tighten these beads close to the chick’s body. Take the end of this left hand string and thread through the (4) yellow beads from Row 4, as shown. You have now created the chick’s wing!

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Step 14.

Repeat Steps 10-13, with the right hand string in order to create a right wing for the Chick.

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Step 15.

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

Bead Pet Chick

Step 16.

To create Row 6, thread the following through the left hand string: (3) yellow beads. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to complete row.

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Step 17.

Now you will create the feet to your chick. Thread (1) orange bead on the left hand string. Thread this same left hand string through the left most bead of Row 6.

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Step 18.

Repeat step 17 to create the right foot for your Chick. make sure to thread (1) orange bead on the right hand string, then thread the string from left to right, through the right most bead of Row 6. Tie the end of each string in a double  knot then trim excess cord. Congrats! You have completed a chick bead pet!