Blue Jay 3-D pattern PDF

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Part Number: 56
  • Pattern  is a PDF download.  After ordering you will receipt an email with a download link, or set up an account and find the link in your account.
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  • The Blue Jay is native to the eastern 2/3 of North America.  His distinct blue and white body with black trim and blue-purple head and crest make him hard to miss.
  • dimensional bird that stands on his feet.
  • Detailed instructions including word charts, detail diagrams, and lots of photographs illustrating progress along the way
  • 35 pages including the cover
  • Sized for 15/0 Miyuki round seed beads, however, it can also be made in 11/0 Miyuki round seed beads if you prefer.  Other brands of seed beads may not be the same dimensions or have a different length to width ratio which may distort the pattern.  
  • For Miyuki 15/0 in variable gram quantities, please go to
  • 7 colors of 15/0 seed beads plus 1 color of 11/0 and 8/0 for the legs and feet
  • Round black opaque glass beads for the eyes: 4mm for 15/0 or 6mm for 11/0
  • Legs have 20 gauge wire through the beads to hold up the weight of the bird
  • Polystyrene ball is used internally to support the legs, plus additional stuffing material
  • Skills needed: Peyote stitch in the round, stepping up at the end of rows, plus flat peyote in even count and odd count.  Herringbone stitch on the thighs only.  Ability to start peyote stitch without a starter strip.  Ability to follow a detailed word chart.
  • Finished size approximately 6.5" (165mm) from top of head to tip of tail when made in 15/0.  Smaller than life-side.  Made in 11/0 would be closer to life-size.
  • This is a very detailed complex pattern that requires close attention to increases and decreases to maintain the shape.
  • The word chart is much more detailed than usual to keep the shape going perfectly.
  • NOT a beginner's pattern.
  • Pages are watermarked, but watermarks do not interfere with use of any instructions, diagrams, or photos.
  • This is an exclusive design by Sheila Root, offered for sale only through  Any other distribution is an illegal violation of  copyright laws.
  • Do not copy, alter, sell, or distribute the pattern in any format.  Pattern is for Personal use only.  Finished birds may be distributed as you wish as long as they are not mass produced. 
  • All sales final.  No returns or refunds on PDF products.
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