Here's a fun little bead weaving project to add some cheer to the winter months, and help open zippers for those of you who live in climates where it's starting to be glove and mitten weather! Of course, these little zipper pulls are great any time of year, and would make great little handmade holiday gifts as well, don't you think?
I just love the little touch of color on my black backpack, and can't wait to make some more!
Honestly, this project happened because I wanted to try and make some Hanukkah dreidels with pony beads, but they would have been way too elongated, so I decided to go with simple two color diamonds instead!
- pony beads
- lanyard cord
- a lanyard clip
Learn about simple bead weaving from my previous post here. In this case, the diamond shape was not stable enough using the simple bead weaving technique, and I had to weave the ends back through each row for extra stability. I'm going to try making some more to see just what I did, so stay tuned, though I'm quite sure you can figure it out too!