A sweet ladybug made of beads can play the role of decoration for a keyring or for a pretty pendant.
The technique of weaving an insect is so simple that even a child can make it.
To work on the ladybug you will need:
- Red seed beads - 60 pieces;
- Black beads - 70-80 pieces (for the head, legs and specks);
The process of weaving ladybug from beads
The work on the ladybird is remarkable becauseIn the process you can master a wide variety of weaving patterns. As for the technique of weaving, experienced masters advise to adhere to volumetric parallel weaving.
On the wire string 3 large black beads and 2 small similar shades;
Take the end of the wire close to the small beads and from the opposite side insert it into the hole of the big beads;
Tighten the wire into the ring. You got two rows of large and small beads;
String on the wire five beads (black), and by extending the free end through all the elements towards the first end, gently tighten. The third row is located under the 1st row.
Working out the head The scheme, which is recommended to adhere to all novice craftsmen, advises starting to weave with the head of an insect. You should do this:
As the scheme of weaving shows, at this stage you will need to make an insect a pair of legs. You will need to do the following manipulations:
- String five beads of black color;
- Pull the actual end of the wire through their holes in the opposite direction;
- In order for the insect leg to fit tightly to the calf, hold the beads;
- The second leg of the insect is padded on the opposite end of the wire.
Working out the trunk After the head and the first pair of paws of the insect are ready, start working on the upper and lower parts of the trunk. To do this you need the following:
Work out the top row of five beads of black color;
The next lower row is a shawl of 9 beads of black color, and the upper one is made up of 4 beads of red color, one black and 4 red (as in the photo);
We weave one more paws in the same way as the previous ones;
We make the lower tier of 8 beads of blackColor, and the top one in the following sequence: 1 red bead-1 black-1 red-1 black-3 red-1 black-1 red-1-black-1-red;
Next, we weave a row of the lower tier of 8 beads of black color, and the row of the upper one - from 9 beads of red color;
The next lower tier consists of 8 red beads, the top one in this order: 2 beads of red color-1 black-1 red-1 black-2 red;
We weave the lower tier of 4 black beads;
Form the last pair of paws from 4 beads of black color;
Create the top row of 5 beads of red color and proceed to weaving the final rows;
For the bottom row we string 2 black beads, for the top row - 1 red-1 black-1 red;
We fasten our wires, letting one end through the beads of the past row, twisting it with the second. Unnecessary ends need to be cut, twisted and hidden inside our ladybug.
Insert in the second row a small piece of wire;
Make a loop on each side and twist the tendril (length - no more than one centimeter);
Tie the loose ends of the wire and gently "hide" them.
The ladybug without its antennas will not be complete. In order for your insect to be more like a living thing, do the following manipulations:
You've got a pretty solid ladybug.
If you want to "fill your hand" with beadwork or you are just sympathetic to these touching insects, you can make several more flat cows with open wings.
You can make not only an ornament forKeyring, but also the product itself for keys or a mobile device in the form of a pretty ladybug. In this case, prizherzhivayas a phased scheme of weaving, your actions look like this:
String on the wire one bead, fold in half and weave another nine elements. Connect the ends;
String another element, and then three more pieces on one side. Weave both sides towards each other, each time grabbing 2 beads;
Having strung one element at the actual end, fold the wire in half and twist the spiral. This will be the first one. The second mustache is done in a similar way;
Continue the weave by adding one element from each side. On each side there must be at least six beads;
After this, gradually reduce one bead from each side. On the wire there should be only five elements;
Fasten the wire, run it through the rows, and then get rid of the excess.
Tips for weaving a figurine of ladybug
In order for your artwork to be voluminous, correctly form each series. Collected rows should be bent in the course of work alternately:
- The tummy of an insect to itself;
- Back - on the contrary, from myself.
You can prevent deformation of the ladybug if you fill the space inside with cellophane or a small piece of polymer clay.
Do not forget to alternate the red and black beads. So your insect will turn out bright and contrast, which means - "alive".
If you are not comfortable with the color of a beetle or a pattern on its wings, you can "plug in" the fantasy and vary them at your own discretion.
Video: Ladybird Beading Lesson