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Seed bead animals

Seed bead animals To create a seed bead animal; you first have to learn how to weave. Once you've understood how the technique works, it's easy to put into practice. This activity is suitable for either kids or teenagers.

Your first seed bead animal : the alligator
seed bead animal You'll need 40 inches of thread for this small gator. Fold the thread in two and hook it through a ring.
Start off with the tail.Thread the first bead along the thread right up to the ring. Pass the other end of the thread through the bead. You've just woven your first bead!

Keep on with the other beads in the same way. See the enlarged photos for more details How to weave the feet and legs, which is the hard bit with this type of animal.

you can change the color of your seed beads for your gator's body, and especially the eyes.
To finish your seed bead animal, make a knot and hide it under a bead.

Tips and hints

Here's a dolphin , made from a design drawn on graph paper. Keep it symmetrical! (Although you can of course add non-symmetrical elements like the dolphin's fin).
dolphin in seed beads
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