Ladybug Bead Pet

Create your own bit of luck with this Ladybug Bead Pet craft made with pony beads.

Materials

Instructions

Step 1. Gather your supplies.

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Step 2.

Before staring this craft, you may want to watch our video How to Make Bead Pets here.

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.

Bead Pet Instructions

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 (2) 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.

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Step 4.

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

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Step 5.

Pull cords tight to form this row of the ladybug.

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Step 6.

To create Row 2, thread (3) black pony beads through the left hand string. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to complete the row.

Ladybug Bead Pet

Step 7.

To create Row 3, thread the following through the left hand string: (2) red beads, (1) black bead, and (2) red beads. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to complete the row.

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Step 8.

To create Row 4, thread the following through the left hand string: (1) red bead, (1) black bead, (1) red bead, (1) black bead, (1) red bead, (1) black bead, and (1) red bead. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to complete the row.

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Step 9.

To create row 5, thread the following through the left hand string: (3) red beads, (1) black bead and (3) red beads. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to complete the row.

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Step 10.

Repeat Step 8 to create Row 6.

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Step 11.

Repeat Step 7 to complete Row 7.

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Step 12.

Tie a double knot with each cord and trim excess with scissors. Congrats! You have completed a lucky ladybug bead pet!