Beaded Butterflies Craft
These beaded butterflies are the perfect craft to help Spring fly in early!
Supplies for Beaded Butterflies Craft
20 gague wire
needle nose pliers
multifaceted plastic beads 12 mm, 8 mm, 6 mm
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.
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.
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.
Shape the upper two thirds of the stand into a figure eight for the top wings.
Next shape the rest of the beaded wire into the lower wings.
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.
Published March 13, 2014. Last updated May 29, 2016.