Beaded Frog Charm

SUPPLIES:

30 8 lb. Nylon Monofilament (suji)
11 - 6mm green facet beads
2 - 6mm black facet beads
2 - 4mm red facet beads
1 - 4mm green facet bead
12 - 14 gold seed beads
Lanyard clip or keyring


1. String on 4 of the 6mm green beads. Take one side of the suji and cross it through the last bead on the opposite end. Pull both ends of the suji, so that the beads form a circle. 
2. On each side of the suji, string on a red 4mm bead, then a 6mm green bead.
3. On either side of the suji, string on a green 6mm bead. Take the opposite side of the suji and cross it through the 6mm green bead that was just strung on. Pull both ends of the suji so that the beads form another circle.
4. Take both ends of the suji and cross them opposite of each other through the green 6mm bead that is on the opposite end of the green 6mm bead that the suji is coming out of. By doing this, you will be "sandwiching" the two circles of beads together.
5. On one side of the sandwich, there is a large gap in the middle of the beads. On the other side of the sandwich there is a smaller gap in the middle of the beads. Keep the side that has the large gap facing up towards you, since you will be working with this side.
6. On each side of the suji, string on a green 6mm bead, a black 6mm bead and then a green 6mm bead. 
* dotted bead is under the top bead (suji ends should be coming out of this bead.
7. Take the right side of the suji and string it through the right cheek of the frog, stringing it toward the red bead (eye). Do the same for the left side of the suji.
8. On either side of the suji, string on a green 4mm bead, then take the opposite side of the suji and cross it through the green 4mm bead. Pull both ends of the suji and your frog will come together.
9. Take the right side of the suji and string it through the eye. Do the same for the left side.
10. Take both ends of the suji and cross them opposite of each other through the green 6mm bead that is between the eyes (mouth).
11. String on 12 - 14 gold seed beads on either side of the suji. Take the opposite side of the suji and cross through all the seed beads.
12. Take both ends of the suji and cross them opposite of each other through the mouth. Pull both ends so that you form the coin coming from its mouth.

13. Take both sides of the suji and string them through all the beads randomly throughout the frog. This will secure all the beads together and stiffen the frog. When it is stiff enough, finish with both ends of the suji meeting in any area under the frog and tie a square knot. Take each end and string through a couple more beads on the frog's body and cut off the excess suji.

14. Attach to lanyard clip or keyring through the coin.

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