These are a great craft to do and I'm sure one could easily come up with other "animals" to make.
I usually make them into key chains, but you could use them for other things. Maybe you could make a lizard zipper pull or just use it as decoration.
Step 1: Materials
These are tiny glass beads, probably the smallest you can find. This would probably work alright with similar-sized beads but I think if the beads are too big, the "folding" that you will see might not work right. Unless you're doing some crazy colors, you'll need:
- 50 for the top color
- 41 for the bottom color
- 2 for the eyes
The stuff I have is 4lb test, I think as long as it fits through the hole in the beads (twice), it will work. (I think I bought the lighter stuff because it's cheaper)
To cut the fishing line
Optional - If you're going to attach the guy to anything by his nose, you'll need one of these. They will let the lizard move freely around the key ring or whatever you attach it to without hurting the fishing line. Ideally you'll want a "split" jump ring (these look like a tiny key ring, they won't have a space for the fishing line to fall out). You could probably make one of these out of some wire too.