1998 Holiday Bear
3 yards ribbon, cord or plastic lacing
1 key ring or lanyard hook
87 white pony beads
6 red pony beads
3 black pony beads
24 holly leaf beads*
12 red “E” beads
2 yards thin jewelry wire
Hot Glue gun
Scrap piece of 1/8 inch red and green ribbon
*holly leaf beads are available from Bolek’s
Special Instructions: Begin with the hat paying close attention to the string path. Then on one strand add the ear and continue with the pattern.
Making and Adding Holly Leaf beads: After completing the pattern, make 12 sets of holly leaves. Using about a 6 inch piece of wire, string on one leaf, a red seed bead and then another holly leaf. Center the three beads on the wire. Twist the wire in the middle a few times to secure. Randomly glue on the completed holly leaves to the beadie, or you can twist them on. Make a bow out of the two scraps of ribbon and glue into place.