This cute little sheep beaded bead is just over 1″ long. He is a great way to use up some leftover seed beads too!
The sheep beaded bead needs the following materials
- size 8 seed beads in white
- 4mm firepolish beads in black
- size 11 seed beads in cream or white and black
- Your choice of beading thread
You only need a few beads in each type. So, the chances are, you already have the materials for this project in your stash. If not, you can check my beading supplies department to get what you need.
This will work with any brand of seed beads.
Experience and Techniques
Anyone can try making the sheep beaded bead. You will be using basic tubular netting. I have explained this with photos and diagrams.
The sheep’s features are simple, but a little freeform. So, this means you can’t really go wrong. And you can create a little personality of your own!
If you are new to netting, it is a lovely technique to learn. And it is a great technique for beginner beaders. So, find out a little more about it here>>
About the sheep beaded bead pattern
This is pattern number three in my 2019 beaded bead challenge. I set myself the task of designing and making one new beaded bead every week in 2019. If you’re wondering why I did that, then you can find out here>>
I also invited other people to suggest ideas for beaded beads. So, this little sheep is actually a request from Monica. She works with wool, so her first thought was for a little sheep. I hope she’s going to like the results!
This little sheep beaded bead works well on its own. Or, you can make several and string a flock of sheep on a necklace! They will need some spacer beads between them. You could also include a black sheep or two. So, have fun with this project and let me know how you get on.