Year of the Rat Phone Charm

Supplies

34 qty. 4mm bicones (color of choice)

14 qty. 3mm bicones

3 qty. 3mm black facet (eyes, nose)

1 yd. 0.010 illusion cord monofilament

1 qty. 6mm bell (color of choice)

1 qty. phone strap

Black Sharpie

Red Sharpie

 

Directions

To follow the diagrams, color one end of the monofilament red and the other end black. When it is time to cross, take the opposite line and insert it through the last bead added on the opposite line making sure the lines are going in opposite directions of each other

1) Black: add 5 of the 4mm bicones. Cross.

2) Red: add 4 of the 4mm bicones. Cross.

3) Red: go in through 1 (adjacent) 4mm bicone. Black: add 3 of the 4mm bicones. Cross.

4) Black: go in through 1 (adjacent) 4mm bicone. Red: add 3 of the 4mm bicones. Cross.

5) Red: go in through 1 (adjacent) 4mm bicone. Black: add 3 of the 4mm bicones. Cross.

6) Black: go in through 2 (adjacent) 4mm bicones. Red: add 2 of the 4mm bicones. Cross.

7) Red: go in through 1 (adjacent) 4mm bicone. Black: add 3 of the 4mm bicones. Cross.

8) Black: go in through 2 (adjacent) 4mm bicones. Red: add 2 of the 4mm bicones. Cross.

9) Red: go in through 2 (adjacent) 4mm bicones. Black: add 2 of the 4mm bicones. Cross.

10) Black: go in through 2 (adjacent) 4mm bicones. Red: add 2 of the 4mm bicones. Cross.

11) Red: go in through 3 (adjacent) 4mm bicones then add 1 of the 4mm bicones. Cross.

 

Before you proceed to the next step, if you are putting a phone strap on, attach the bell to the phone strap, then insert the bell inside of the body making sure the phone strap comes out through the top of the body (see Fig. A)

Add nose/eyes/ears (see Fig. B)

Add tail (see Fig. C)

Add feet (see Fig. D) .  

 

2007 Ben Franklin Crafts, Inc.

 

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