Beaded Ladybug Craft

Ladybug made from pony beads.

Ladybugs are good luck and your Beaded Ladybug will hang from your backpack or purse to make sure that good luck follows you all day long.  This craft only takes a few beads that you probably already have in your craft box.


Most people like ladybugs because they are pretty, graceful, and harmless to humans,but One ladybug can eat up to 5,000 insects in its lifetime! Source: National Geographic – Ladybug facts and photos.

  • 20 Black Pony Beads
  • 38 Red Pony Beads
  • 2 Yards Satin Cord
  • 1 Lanyard Hook
    1. Fold the Ribbon: Take your cord and fold it in half to find the center point. This will help you start your ladybug’s body at the midpoint of the ribbon.
    2. Secure with a Half Hitch: Attach the folded center of the cord to a lanyard hook using a half hitch knot. This knot will keep the cord in place while you thread the beads.
    3. Lace Beads: Follow the pattern below to thread beads onto the cord. Be sure to maintain symmetry on both sides to create the ladybug’s body. You can use different colored beads to create the distinctive spots of a ladybug. Take your time and thread each bead carefully.
    4. Finish Off: Once you’ve completed threading all the beads according to the pattern, secure the cord at the end by tying it off with another half hitch knot or any other secure knot of your choice.
    5. Final Touches: Trim any excess cord if needed and adjust the beads to ensure they’re evenly spaced and the ladybug looks symmetrical.
Patterns, Templates and Printables

Click on a pattern to open it in a new window to print



2 thoughts on “Beaded Ladybug Craft”

  1. qu entendez vous par perles de poney. mais je trouve vos coin artisanats vraiment super.

  2. Betty Bose says:

    She asks “what do you mean by pony beads. but i find your craft corner really great”
    Pony beads are different colors and are usually 9mm.

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