Do you love dogs and want to show off your creativity? Why not make your very own dog bead pet? This cute accessory can be added to your backpack, making it a fun and colorful companion wherever you go. With just a few materials and some easy steps, you’ll have a unique and adorable dog bead pet to call your own.
Gather Your Supplies
Before you start, make sure you have all the necessary materials. You’ll need Made by Me™ Bead Pets, craft glue, and scissors. These items can be easily found at your local craft store or online. Once you have everything ready, it’s time to get started!
Step 1: Prepare Your Cord
To make threading the beads easier, cut your Braiding Cord to a length of 48 inches. Stiffen both ends by rolling them between your fingers with a small dab of craft glue. Allow the glue to dry. This will ensure that the cord remains stiff and easy to work with.
Step 2: Start with a Lark Knot
Create a lark knot on the key ring. If you’re not sure how to do this, don’t worry! You can find a detailed tutorial on our website. Once you have the knot in place, you’re ready to begin threading the beads.
Step 3: Create the First Row
To create Row 1 of your dog bead pet, thread one black bead followed by three tan beads onto the left-hand string. Then, take your right-hand string and thread it back through the beads from the other end. Make sure to pull the cords tight to form the first row of your dog bead pet.
Step 4: Adding the Ears
Your dog bead pet needs ears! Thread four black beads onto the left-hand string to create the left ear. Take the end of the left-hand string and thread it back through the last three black beads. This will form the left ear. Repeat this step using four tan beads instead of black to create the right ear.
Step 5: Creating the Eyes
To create Row 2, thread the following beads onto the left-hand string: one black, one metallic blue, one tan, one metallic blue, and one tan bead. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to create Row 2. The metallic blue beads will represent the eyes of your dog bead pet.
Step 6: Crafting the Nose
In Row 3, thread two tan beads, one black bead, and two tan beads onto the left-hand string. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to create Row 3. The black bead will serve as the nose of your dog bead pet.
Step 7: Forming the Body
Continue by creating Row 4 using four tan beads. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to complete Row 4. This will form the body of your dog bead pet.
Step 8: Adding the Details
For Row 5, thread two tan beads, one metallic silver bead, and two black beads onto the left-hand string. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to complete Row 5. These beads will add some extra details to your dog bead pet.
Step 9: Completing the Design
To finish the design, create Row 6. Thread two tan beads, two metallic silver beads, and two black beads onto the left-hand string. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to complete Row 6. This will give your dog bead pet a complete and polished look.
Step 10: Finishing Touches
For the final row, Row 7, thread three tan beads, one metallic silver bead, and three tan beads onto the left-hand string. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to complete Row 7. This will add the finishing touches to your dog bead pet.
Step 11: Creating the Legs
Your dog bead pet needs legs! Thread three tan beads onto the left-hand string for each leg. Take the end of the string and pass it back through the three tan beads from Row 7, threading from right to left. This will form the legs of your dog bead pet. Secure the shape in place by tying a double knot at the leftmost edge of Row 7.
Step 12: Adding the Tail
The final step is to create the tail. Thread two tan beads onto the right-hand string. Take the end and thread it back through the first tan bead. Continue threading this string through the three tan beads from the right leg, from right to left. Pull tight to form the tail of your dog bead pet.
Step 13: Finish and Show Off!
To secure your key chain, tie a tight double knot at the end of the cord, making sure the knot is snug against the beads. Trim any excess thread with scissors. Your dog bead pet is now complete! Clip it onto your backpack and show off your creativity.
For extra help and a step-by-step video tutorial, visit our website 1mquotes. Get ready to have a delightful companion by your side with your very own dog bead pet!
Remember, crafting is all about having fun and expressing yourself. So let your creativity flow and enjoy this fun and rewarding project!