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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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4 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

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