Year of the Mouse Pin

Supplies

16 qty. 4mm Facet Beads – Crystal #30006134

1 qty. 12mm Facet Bead – Crystal #30006202

2 qty. 12mm Starflake Beads – Crystal #30006223

2 qty. 18mm Starflake Beads – Crystal #30006231

1 qty. Chenille stem – your color choice

1 qty. Pinback #77403337 or #77126987

 

NOTE: You can use any color facet and starflake beads that you want. Using the crystal allows the color of the chenille stem to show through the beads.

Directions

 

On one end of the chenille stem, slide on eight of the 4mm facet beads, leaving at least ” of stem on the end. Curl the beads into a circle and twist the ends of the stems together to keep the shape. Slide on the remaining eight 4mm facet beads from the other end of the chenille. Slide them all the way down until they meet the other beads. Shape into a circle and twist chenille stem to hold the shape. These are the mouse’s ears.

 

With the chenille stem in the middle of the ears, slide on the 12mm facet bead for the head. Next slide on a 12mm starflake bead.

 

Take the chenille stem and bend it to the side about ” outward, fold the stem then bring it back to the middle and twist once. Bend the stem to the other side about ” outward, fold the stem and bring it back to the middle and twist it once to hold the shape. These are the arms.

 

Slide on two 18mm starflake beads and then one 12mm starflake bead to complete the body.

 

Take the chenille stem and bend it to the side about ” outwards, fold the stem then bring it back to the middle and twist. . Bend the stem to the other side about ” outward, fold the stem and bring it back to the middle and twist it a cou0ple of times to hold the shape. These are the feet.

 

Curl the remaining chenille stem into a tail.

 

Carefully glue a pin back behind the body and head to wear as a pin. Optional: You can also tie a small bow and glue to the front below the head.  

 

2007 Ben Franklin Crafts, Inc.

 

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