I love 3D beading, like all of those adorable cell phone charms and things but they look so hard to make! I made a milkshake one but that was with instructions so when I sat down with my beads the other day I was really worried that I would bugger it up!
But I am actually quite proud of the little bunny I ended up with! Apologies in advance for grainy photos, I started this on a whim in the middle of the night so I didn’t think to set everything up!
What you need:
First I made the head. I used 2 black beads for the eyes and a pink one for the nose.
I threaded the needle then tied it to the large bead.
Then I threaded 6 clear beads and ran the needle through the large bead again so it was secure:
I continued doing this around the whole head and strategically placed the face beads amongst the clear:
Once the whole thing was covered I pulled my thread to the top. I added around 14 beads and doubled the strand back down and through the middle hole again to for an ear.
Add a second one and you’ve got a head!
I added a small ring of 4 more seed beads to the bottom of the head to form a neck. Then I threaded the large bead on to form the body. I only had a red one this size but I would suggest using something of a similar colour to your beads haha!
Using the same technique as the head I put row upon row of purple beads from top to bottom until it was all covered.
Using a string of purple with one clear at the end I added the arms:
The I added a skirt to the bottom by threading a triangle of 3 more beads between each of the strands…
Then I joined those triangles of beads into a frill by adding a crystal bead between each. So running the needle around the edge went: bead bead crystal bead bead crystal bead bead crystal etc
Lastly I added the legs using clear beads and one purple one on the end to be shoes.
After knotting all of the loose threads and hiding them inside the beads I was finished!
Pretty damn cute for a first try if I do say so myself ^_^
I want to try making lots more of these little things but I’m not sure what to make! What do you guys think, any suggestions?