How I make 3-D beaded sculptures
Just a few notes on how I bead my 3-D beaded sculptures

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I start by using a resin or wood form.   Then I prep it by sanding it down so it’s smooth or painting it, if necessary.  I add glass taxidermy eyes from VanDykes Taxidermy (www.VanDykestaxidermy.com), because it adds a realness/naturalness to the piece.

TIP:  When starting out, it's best advised to begin with a small creature or animal. 
I used plastic animals from AC Moore/Michael's or a small Breyer horse as my first projects.

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I start by doing a row peyote around the beak or muzzle, then increase or decrease to fit the form.  I do a base of peyote, adding brick stitch to fill in spaces if necessary.  For feathers, I bead each separate and sew them to the peyote base.  For the mane, I sew on the bugle beads to the base peyote row. 

There is no pattern that I follow, just the colors of the object I am beading.

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