Beaded Firefly

Summer is the time to look for Fireflies.  Make your own Beaded Firefly to hang on your backpack or purse and make the tail out of glow in the dark beads to glow when the lights are out.


Each species of firefly has its own specific color of light they produce. Some glow blue or green while others glow orange or yellow. Source: EcoWatch – 12 Fascinating Facts About Fireflies.

  • 11 Purple Pony Beads
  • 16 Light Blue Pony Beads
  • 2 Black Pony Beads
  • 12 Glow-in-the Dark Pony Beads
  • 1 Yard Satin Cord
  • 1 Lanyard Hook
  1. To make your Beaded Firefly, start by folding your cord in half to find the center.
  2. Use a half hitch (see detail below) to secure it to lanyard hook.
  3. Lace beads using the pattern above as a guide.
  4. Finish by tying off with a double knot.
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