Bead Pig - Hermit Werds - seed bead pig made by Lisa @HermitWerds following Marilyne Kéréneur's pattern
Bead Pig

Misc Mammal Beaded Animals

It’s been a while since I last posted about the bead animals from the old art gallery that used to live at this domain. Today I’m covering the cute little mammals and, of course, I’m featuring the pig since we are now in the Year of the Pig. That snout and those ears are just too, too cute. 🙂

Just to reiterate from last time, these are the old photos with new watermarks with the exception of the “featured” image. Most of these animals were created following the patterns of others and so that’s how I decided to group them. Let’s get started!

Marilyne Kéréneur (

The site is old (2013), in frames (yuck), in French (Oui!), and gone from the active web (😢) but the patterns are all available for free.

Marilyne Kéréneur's Bear - Hermit Werds - bear beaded by Lisa @HermitWerds
Marilyne Kéréneur’s Bear

I used a larger plastic bead from an old necklace for the bear’s nose. He’s pretty cute and would make a fun toy for a doll.

Marilyne Kéréneur's Fox - Hermit Werds - little orange fox beaded by Lisa @HermitWerds
Marilyne Kéréneur’s Fox

This is my favorite pattern of Marilyne’s, I think. I just love his sweet little face. I think it’s a pity no one has made a pattern for Fennec foxes. Although the danger at this size is that someone mistakes it for a chihuahua. LOL

Marilyne Kéréneur's Hedgehog(s) - Hermit Werds - regular and albino hedgehog beaded by Lisa @HermitWerds
Marilyne Kéréneur’s Hedgehog(s)

Obviously this photo was taken in a different setting. In fact, these little darlings were never posted on the old site at all because I made them later. I loved the hedgehog pattern so much, but it’s really hard to bead because of all the spikes. Your wire will most likely break a few times. Still, I ended up making two of them so I must have felt it was worth it!

Marilyne Kéréneur's Moose - Hermit Werds - moose beaded by Lisa @HermitWerds
Marilyne Kéréneur’s Moose

The moose were pretty neat, but they really don’t stand up well at all. More wire is needed to strengthen the legs, especially since the antlers make the head so top-heavy.

Marilyne Kéréneur's Pig - Hermit Werds - little pink pig beaded by Lisa @HermitWerds
Marilyne Kéréneur’s Pig

I found this pig to be adorably plump and the curly tail was cute, but what I really love is its ears. It also struggles to stand properly on its wee legs.

Random Patterns Mixed With Mine

I found a lot of these patterns online and made up a few of my own. The originals were meant to be used with pony beads, but they translate well with 11/0 seed beads.

Beaded Bunny, Badger, Squirrel, Raccoon, Skunk, and Mouse - Hermit Werds - misc small beaded animals
Beaded Bunny, Badger, Squirrel, Raccoon, Skunk, and Mouse

I suspect I started with the badger because I liked his little limbs and used them on the squirrel and raccoon patterns. Then I decided I didn’t like the skunk patterns that were out there so I made up my own along with the rabbit. Finally, I beaded the mouse, eliminating one of the beads at the end of each leg so they looked even tinier.

Beaded Cow, Fox and Bull - Hermit Werds - misc beaded creatures
Beaded Cow, Fox and Bull

The cow and bull were both patterns I found online, although I beaded the bull so his little horns would stick out. Then I made up my own pattern for the fox with everything I’d learned from making the other animals.


Bead Border Collie - Hermit Werds - border collie designed and beaded by Lisa @HermitWerds
Border Collie

I wanted to make my sister a bead dog, but I couldn’t find any patterns similar to her type of pooch (border collies being one of her favorites). So I took the body from Marilyne’s fox and created my own head, ears, and curly tail.

Bead Bunny - Hermit Werds - bunny designed and beaded by Lisa @HermitWerds
Bead Bunny

This was the first bead animal pattern that I made entirely on my own. It took a couple of tries, but I finally figured out how to get the hind legs just so. I still love it.

Bead Siamese Cat - Hermit Werds - siamese cat designed and beaded by Lisa @HermitWerds
Bead Siamese Cat

I felt all of the bead cat patterns I saw looked a little too cartoon-y so I tried making my own. I took what I had learned from making the dog and went to work. I’d make the body less barrel-shaped now, but overall I’m still happy with this one.

What Next?

This is the second group of my bead animals (the first was ocean/water), so we still have birds, bugs/butterflies, fantasy/mythical, and my bead spiders to go! In case you were curious about my nail art, here are four favorites that include some of the animals we looked at today. Or check out the animal tag.

Christmas Carolers - Hermit Werds - nail art of a pig, a pug (dog), two cats, and a sheep singing Christmas carols against a shimmery background in purple to orange to raspberry tones
Christmas Carolers
The Owl and the Pussycat (matte) - Hermit Werds - Freehand nail art of The Owl and the Pussycat by Lear with acrylic paints. The owl and the pussycat at sea in their pea green boat.
The Owl and the Pussycat (matte)
The Hedgehog's Fairy Tale - Hermit Werds
The Hedgehog’s Fairy Tale
Bremen Town Musicians - Hermit Werds - nail art with a neon rainbow gradient with white musical notes and the Bremen Town Musicians (donkey, dog, cat, and rooster) stamping decals on top
Bremen Town Musicians
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