Uncle Sam Star

designed by Evelyn McDermand


2 yards ribbon, cord or plastic lacing
1 key ring or lanyard hook
18 royal blue pony beads
15 white pony beads
14 red pony beads
10 black pony beads
8 tan or ivory pony beads
1 silver or silver glitter pony bead
Black sharpie marker or craft paint pens for drawing on eyes.

Special Instructions:  Follow the string path carefully in the first diagram for making the star points.  To attach, pull one of the strands through the bead marked as #1 and do the same for the other strand on the other side.  (Diagram 2).  Next, add on beads #2 &3 and go through bead #4 & 5.  Add on beads #6 & 7.  Go back through bead # 6 & 5.  Repeat this process on both sides until the two strands meet.  Pay close attention to the string path for the beard.  Add the extra 3 white beads.  Go back through the two white beads and continue as usual.  Then using one stand, weave through each set of 2 beads to attach.  Tie a knot where the two strands meet.