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Welcome to my NEW blog! For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for almost 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Makin's Clay® Nesting Bluebirds Bracelet



This week in Cindi's Simple Solutions on When Creativity Knocks I'm sharing this springtime bird themed bracelet using two great molds and Makin's Clay®.

Materials: 

Makin’s Clay® - Blue, White, Green, Light Adobe, Brown
Plaid® Mod Podge® Tools Mod Mold - Nature
CreateAlong.com - Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord from Feather Your Nest Add On Collection 
Scissors, pin, copper closure 

Instructions: 

To make birds nests - mix small tiny amount of Green Makin’s Clay®, with small amount of Blue and larger amount of White to make a “birds egg blue” - amount of each color will depend on how many embellishments you choose to make and how deep a blue you wanted the finished mix to be.    Mix small amount of Light Adobe and Brown Makin’s Clay® to create swirled color (do not mix completely).  Store unused clay in a zip lock bag with a paper towel or baby wipe for later use.    

Press blue into the egg portion the Plaid® Nature Mod Mold, and make a ball of the mixed browns and gently press in behind the eggs to make the nest.  Remove from mold and use pin to make holes in opposite sides of the nest for hemp.  Make 4 of these.  Let dry 24 hours.   


For feathers, use Blue clay to make 4 small feathers using the CreateAlong.com Blowing in the Wind Feather mold.  Make a hole in the opposite ends of each feather.   Let dry 24 hours. 
String feathers and nests in alternating pattern onto Hemptique® hemp.  

Tie double length of hemp between each bead and trim to about 1/2” for accents.  

Add copper closure.




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