How To Make Beaded People

How To Make Beaded People

There are so many uses for these cute little beaded people so have lots of fun making them! These are miniature figures that are made using only beads!

What you need

Assorted beads in 3 sizes
Elasticated thin thread
Craft glue
Safety pin
Pipe cleaners
Felt scraps


To make this project easier to follow we have provided you with diagrams below.

Step 1: Make a slip knot on a matchstick with your elasticated thread. Using your needle pick up bead 1 (head) 2 and 3 (body) 4,5,6 and 7 (leg) 8 (foot). Re-thread through beads 7.6.5.and 4. This makes one leg.

Step 2: Pick up beads 9,10,11,and 12 (second leg) and 13 (second foot) Re-threading through beads 12,11,10 and 9. Then re-thread through beads 3,2 and 1. Both threads should now emerge from the head.

Step 3: Pick up one small bead on one of the threads emerging from the head. Tie the 2 threads together and pick up 4 small beads on both threads and tie the ends to a safety pin.

Step 4: Β To make the arms dip the end of a pipe cleaner into some craft glue and thread on a bead for the hand. Push on a bead of the same size and then a third bead the same size of the body. Push the pipe cleaner between the two threads just under the head Add 3 more beads in sequence for the other arm gluing the last bead as before. You can add an optional felt clothing such as a skirt wool hair and paint on some facial features.

You can Leave the safety pin attached and use this as a brooch or tie off the thread and attach it to your zipper pulls on your bag or other items. Add a length of ribbon and use them as a creative bookmark.


  1. This sounds really great, I’m saving it for the next school holiday project with the grandchildren, they will love it. Good job.

  2. this is an awsome craft!!!

  3. this is an awesome craft!!!! great idea of putting them on earings!

  4. Excellentttttttttttttttttttttttttt

  5. I thought it was a cute idea. I would of scored it higher if it did not have the stuff in it that most people do not have like needles!!!

  6. you could also put then on earring just add a loop at the top. they look SUPER CUTE. πŸ™‚

  7. very creative

  8. These little people are soooo adorable!!!

  9. Awsome!

  10. it was so beatiful but i think it is so difficultto do,

  11. It looks like fun!

  12. I used your design, but I turned mine into a teddy bear by adding two beads on the top. It looks so cute!

  13. orange julius says

    These are so cute! I’m going to make them as soon as I am done writing this thingy.

  14. These look like a really clever idea, a great way to use up any beads you have left over from other projects

  15. These are very cute!

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