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Blue Bird Beads by Candace Jedrowicz

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Candace Jedrowicz is making a new crown and needs some bird shaped beads for it.  Candace shares a technique called gestural sculpting to make easy and adorable blue bird beads.  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Candace’s super easy Blue Bird Bead YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Polymer clay – blue and yellow
Black beads for eyes
Crochet needle or other tool for smoothing
Needle tool or tooth pick
Craft knife

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Comments

  1. These are beautiful! I love birds! Thanks for sharing!

  2. cjedrowicz says:

    I was just thinking about you, Bev! That’s so funny! Thank you!

  3. Bev Mossman says:

    Hi My Dear Friend Candace I love this bird you are so talented and give so much of yourself and your heart He /she blue bird is so beautiful just as you are

    sending you hugs love and prayers Love You Bev

    I am adding this to my list thanks again sweetie

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