Beaded Penguin

Beaded penguin 1When this pattern from Bead and Button showed up I couldn’t resist it. My mother loves penguins – she calls them ‘pinguins’. I made one for her birthday.

The finished beaded penguin is just over one inch high. It has a little tail which means it can be stood up. If you were feeling really silly you could make two and have a pair of ‘pinguin’ earrings. Or make one for a pendant.

They make up really quickly so you can have one finished in an evening.

As I am a quilter I had plenty of batting scraps to fill the body. Fill it firmly so the body stands up straight.

Beaded penguin 2The instructions are free, they are well written – at least I understood them! And there are diagrams to go with the text. The pattern was designed by Robert Jackson.

Download your beaded penguin pattern from Bead and Button magazine. You do need to be a subscriber to the magazine to download this particular project.

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