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Beaded Cross Shield

Kids will want to make this Beaded Cross Shield to hang from their backpack or keychain. Great project for Vacation Bible School or Sunday School.

Trivia: The Knights Templar wore white with a red cross on their shields while the Knights Hospitalier wore black with a white cross. Also the Teutonic Knights who wore white with a black cross.


42 Purple Pony Beads
10 Yellow Pony Beads
4 Feet of Satin Cord
1 Lanyard Hook
Tacky Glue


To make the Beaded Cross Shield, click on the pattern for an illustrated view of the instructions.

Fold your cord in half to find the center. Use a half hitch (see detail in the pattern section) to secure it to lanyard hook.
Lace beads using pattern above as a guide.

Finish by tying off with a double knot.

Spread tacky glue along a toothpick and push it through the top row of beads to keep the shape. Cut of ends if they stick out.

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7 thoughts on
“Beaded Cross Shield”

  1. Melanie says:

    Is that a specific sized bead to fit? Do you have a place to purchase these beads?

  2. Betty Bose says:

    These are standard size pony beads and can be purchased at MakingFriends.com or your local craft store.

    1. Melanie Dunford says:

      Any chance you have a direct link to purchase pony beads?

  3. Betty Bose says:

    Here is a link to the MakingFriends.com with a supply list for this craft. http://www.makingfriends.com/ponybead/pony-sheild-cross.htm

  4. Danita says:

    What is the time frame to make this craft? I am allotted 25 minutes per session. I would use this craft from older children ( 4,5,6th grade)

    1. Betty Bose says:

      Those children who have done beading before will probably be able to finish in time, but it will be right on the edge of the time limit. If the others have an aptitude for beading they should be able to finish on their own if you supply them with a copy of the instructions. It is always a good idea to try a craft yourself before introducing it to a class so you can see if it works for you.

      1. Danita says:

        Thank you. I agree with what you said. If time allows I would like to try it out first. I chose a few crafts from your website. Maybe showing approx time frame for the craft would be helpful.

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