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remember those beaded creatures ya made at camp, or wherever little kids do crafts...? this is the same thing but miniaturized!

Posted by Candice C. from Wylie, Texas, United States • Published See Candice C.'s 49 projects »
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  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather up your stuff and decide on colors to use. You'll need 24 or so seed beads of your main body color and around 20 of the foot/belly color, and 2 for the eyes. You don't hafta use 2 different colors for the body... I just didn't have enough green. You can either match your floss to the color of your beads (which I couldn't) or just use something that sorta goes... You'll definitely need two needles, though.

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 2
    Step 2

    Separate your floss strands down to 2 and thread a needle on either side and thread up one of your body beads to the center.

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 3
    Step 3

    String up 2 more of the same beads on the right needle

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 4
    Step 4

    Go back through the beads the other way with the left needle

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pull the left and right threads away from eachother until the beads sinch down to the middle bead

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 6
    Step 6

    Thread up an eye on either side of a body bead on the right needle

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 7
    Step 7

    Thread the left needle back through the beads on the right thread and sinch down like before

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 8
    Step 8

    Add 2 body beads the same way next, then 2 more.

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 9
    Step 9

    String a body bead, then 4 of the other color on the right needle

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 10
    Step 10

    With the SAME needle skip over the first 3 beads and thread back through the last two

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sinch down towards the body of the gecko. Repeat on the other side with the left needle

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 12
    Step 12

    Follow this pattern until you reach the end of the tail and tie an overhand knot at the end.

  • How to make a beaded animal. Beaded Gecko - Step 13
    Step 13

    You can either leave the strings on and make a necklace or trim them off

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Vermin Jerky
Vermin Jerky · San Diego, California, US · 22 projects
Having the same problem as Katie and Krystyl. I tried it several times and with different kinds of threads. Same scrunched-together result each time. I'm hoping beating wire will work better. It's so cute!
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manabunga
manabunga · Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, LA · 7 projects
it's beautiful. thank you for sharing <3
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Chuckee
Chuckee · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 14 projects
But... it's too short...
It needs three line of four beads...
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Bead Crumbs
Bead Crumbs · United States, US · 24 projects
love the colors!
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Katie's Crafts
Katie's Crafts · Dracut, Massachusetts, US · 16 projects
I agree with Krystyl O.'s comment...I guess it just takes practice.
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leila deli
leila deli · Madrid, Community of Madrid, ES · 18 projects
i make those with wire instead of string
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Krystyl O.
Krystyl O. · Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA · 11 projects
Hmm, I never learned how to make these as a kid, so I'm having some difficulty, when I try to putt the string tight, the beads roll under each other, making a big mess, ... I guess I'll keep trying, but it's soo frustrating >.<
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Kira L.
Kira L. · 2 projects
Whar are Seed Beads?
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Alice Paddock
Alice Paddock · 6 projects
Oh this is like the one in the book I have(But mines bigger)Hmm I've got to find that thing again
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queenfairypants
queenfairypants · Manchester, England, GB · 75 projects
Sooooo tiny! I'm so grateful for the how-to because I didn't know how to do this sort of thing before, thanks!

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