# Beads Needed:
Yellow - 34
Light Brown - 764
Brown - 78
Black - 65
Clear - 96
1. Download the Busy as a Beehive Project Pattern. Use the butterfly, large hexagon, and small circle peg boards for your projects. If you’re using a clear peg board, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place all the beads for the design.
2. Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your peg board on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the peg board. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have an open center. Let the design cool.
3. Remove the paper and bead design from the peg board. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat step two. Let cool completely. Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Depending on the size of the project, additional heating time may be required. Since you are working on a 3-D project, DO NOT OVER-IRON the beads as it will make the centers of the beads close and can make assembly more challenging.
4. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Lift your design from the peg board; flip the design over and repeat step #2. Your peg boards and ironing paper are reusable.
5. Bee Assembly: Glue the yellow rhinestones in place for eyes.
Flat Beehive Assembly: Tie a ribbon around the base, threading it through the beads and tying in a knot.
3-D Beehive Assembly: Beginning with piece #1, align and/or center the next layer and glue in place until you reach the top. When the glue is dried, place the beehive on the ironing paper. Add some dimensional magic (a clear adhesive that also adds dimension) to the base and spilling out of the opening. Color it with the gold ink to look like honey. Glue the bees in place.