4th Of July Beaded Patriotic Amulet

4th Of July Beaded Patriotic Amulet

This 4th of July Patriotic craft shows you how to make a easy beaded amulet suitable for the holiday.

What you need

27 Pony beads, red, white and blue
One chenille stem (pipe cleaner)
One shoelace, or stretch cord

Instructions

Step 1: Thread the pony beads onto a chenille stem. (A black stem was used here, but for a  bit of bling, you could use a silver or gold one!)

Step 2: Begin to wind the beads into a coil.  Twist the end of the stem between two beads to hold the coil together.  See the arrow in photo 2.

Step 3: Coil the beads into a tight circle, and wind the end of the stem between two beads of the previous row.  See the arrow in photo 3.

Step 4: Your patriotic amulet is finished, fold a shoelace in half, pass it through the amulet, then pass the ends of the shoelace through the fold, and pull tightly to create a necklace.

(Stretch cord could be used in the same manner.)

By M.E. HARRINGTON

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