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Beading Bead Animals

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In bead patterns, every row of circles means a row of beads to be added. Different colours indicate different bead colours.

1. Add one bead at the center of the string (Picture 1).
2. Add two beads to the one end of the string (Picture 2).
3. Pass the other end of the string through the two beads from the opposite direction (Picture 3).
4. Tighthen up to get beads close together.
5. Add two beads to the one end of the string and pass the other end of the string through them (Picture 4).
6. Tighten up.
7. Make sure that the rows of beads are like in the picture 5 (every second up, every second down). With metal wire, you usually need to shape bead rows like in the Picture 6. to make bead animal roundish, nof flat.
8. Continue adding beads according to bead pattern.
How to bead Bead Animals

Fastening off

Leftover wires can be fastened off in two different ways. You can twirl them together, cut off and hide the remaining end in the bead animal (1). Other possibility is to fasten off each end of the wire separately (2). Thread them a couple of times through the previous row as depicted in the picture, and cut off the extra wire.
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