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Beaded Butterflies Craft

Mar13

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These beaded butterflies are the perfect craft to help Spring fly in early!

Supplies for Beaded Butterflies Craft

20 gague wire
tape measure
wire cutters
needle nose pliers
multifaceted plastic beads 12 mm, 8 mm, 6 mm

Beaded Butterflies craft by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

Bend an 18 inch piece of wire in half. Use the pliers to curl up about a 1/2 inch of the folded end of the wire.

Beaded Butterflies craft by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

Slide on nine 6 mm beads, then three 8 mm beads and then one 12 mm bead on the folded wire to make the body.

Beaded Butterflies craft by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

For the wings cut a 20 inch piece of wire. Thread eighty 6 mm beads onto the wire. Bend the ends to keep the beads from sliding off.

Beaded Butterflies craft by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

Shape the upper two thirds of the stand into a figure eight for the top wings.

Beaded Butterflies craft by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

Next shape the rest of the beaded wire into the lower wings.

Beaded Butterflies craft by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

Place the wings on top of the body and use the extra wire from the wings to attach the wings to the body.  Place a bead on each antenna, and spiral the wire around the bead.

Beaded Butterflies craft by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

Hot glue a clothes pin to the back and clip them all over your home for a springy decoration. They would also make beautiful napkin rings and table decorations!Beaded Butterflies craft by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

 

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Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy's family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy's personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.


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