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Penguin Bead Pet


Use pearl colored Pony Beads to string up a fun bead pattern project in the shape of your favorite cold weather bird.

Materials


Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Cut black Braiding Cord to 60 inches in length. Stiffen both ends by rolling the cord between your fingers 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

Step 4.

 

To create Row 1, thread (3) blue Pony Beads onto the left hand string.

Step 5.

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

Step 6.

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

Step 7.

To create Row 2, thread the following through the left hand string: (1) blue, (2) white, and (1) blue bead.

Step 8.

Repeat Step 5 and thread back through the beads from the other end.

Step 9.

 

Repeat Step 6 to tighten both strands and complete Row 2.

Step 10.

To create Row 3, thread the following through the left hand string: (1) blue, (1) white, (1) orange, (1) white and (1) blue bead. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to complete row.

Step 11.

To create Row 4, thread the following through the left hand string: (2) blue, (2) white, and (2) blue beads. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to complete row.

Step 12.

To create Row 5, thread the following through the left hand string: (2) blue, (3) white, and (2) blue beads. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to complete row.

Step 13.

Repeat the pattern for Row 5 (3) more times to create Rows 6, 7 and 8.

Step 14.

 

To create Row 9, thread the following through the left hand string: (2) blue, (2) orange, and (2) blue beads. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to complete row.

Step 15.

To secure your key chain, tie a tight double knot at the end of the cord, make sure the knot is snug against the beads.

Step 16.

Repeat the knot on both sides. Cut off excess cord.

Step 17. 

Hang a clip from the key ring and you will see that you have created a Penguin Bead Pet! Clip onto your backpack or belt loop and show him off! 




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