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Hi everyone. Today I will show you how to make Bead Lizards. Once you have made the lizards, thy can be used as jewelry, badges or just models. Read through the instructable before starting so you can understand what is needed. I hope the instructions are simple to understand and that you enjoy making them.
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Step 1: Materials

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Materials needed will differ depending on the size and type of lizard you make. But for this design you will need:

- Approximately 70 beads (optional colors) 
- Around 60cm (24 inches) of metal wire

Optional Materials for different purposes:
- Key ring (Key chain)
- Safety pin (for a badge)
- A pair of stud earrings
- Ring

Step 2:

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First thread one bead to the middle of the the metal wire. Add another two beads like in image 1. Now take the wire from the opposite side of where you put the beads and thread it through like image 2 and 3. At this point both ends of the wires would have gone through the two beads. Pull the wires so that the beads are tightened together up to the first bead (image 5). They should end up looking like a triangle. Learn how to thread because this is the technique that will be used throughout the instructable. Thread another 3 beads (you can make the beads on the outside in a different color to represent eyes like image 9) followed by two rows of two beads for the neck.

Step 3: Front legs

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Thread three beads to form the chest. Now add 6 beads on the one side of the wire ( image 2). Take that same side of the wire and thread it through only the three inner beads (image 3 and 4). Tighten the beads to the rest of the body like image 6. Repeat this for the other side. This will form the front legs of the lizard.

Step 4: Middle Section

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Thread another 7 rows of beads varying in length:
- 4 beads
- 5 beads
- 5 beads
- 4 beads
- 3 beads
- 2 beads
- 2 beads
Oh, these look great!