Constructing a Beaded House Portrait

Dear friends, these days, I am working on a special commission – a bead-embroidered house portrait!

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First, I completed a sketch which I used to create a paper template. I used the template to create several different felt shapes of the house. I layered the felt cutouts and stitched them together.

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I began beading the garage and windows using size 15 seed beads and Miyuki Tila beads. I am using several browns and grays so far.

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Above, you can see that I finished beading the rest of the house. And, below, I have layered some seed beads over the house to create visual interest (although I don’t think the camera can pick up this detail).

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I have also begun to work on the yard. I stitched half-Tila beads along the wall next to the driveway, as well as up the stairs. How do you think it looks so far? Please check my Facebook and Instagram pages for more updates. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork! :)

New Black Beaded Pomeranian Pendant on Etsy

Dear friends, it has been a busy month! Here is the latest custom beadwork I have created – a black beaded Pomeranian dog pin pendant. This piece is now available as made-to-order on Etsy. Click the image blow to view the listing:

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My beaded dog pins can also be worn as pendants. Each order includes a soft leather cord with sterling silver clasp. Matching earrings can also be made upon request! :)

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Also, some exciting news. I will be starting a very special commissioned bead-painting very soon! Please check my Facebook and Instagram pages for more updates. Thank you for your interest in my bead embroidery! :)

Celebrating an Etsy Sale!

Today, I am off to the post office to ship out my famous blue psychedelic beaded bus entitled The End! This piece has just sold at my Etsy shop!

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To make sure it arrives safely on the West Coast, I am double boxing it and packing with a lot of bubble wrap. This was such a fun piece to work on and I will be sad to see it go, but I am happy it has found a new home. What kind of vehicle should I bead next? :D

14th National Prize Show Artist Reception

Last night, I went to the Cambridge Art Association’s 14th National Prize Show reception. Works in all mediums were selected by Caitlin Doherty, Curator & Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University.

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Only 79 pieces out of 1200 entries were selected for this show. I am absolutely thrilled that my beaded painting, Radio City, is one of them! This piece consists of bead embroidery on canvas. You can view Radio City May 15- June 25, 2015 at University Place Gallery in Harvard Square.

University Place Gallery:

124 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge MA, 02138 Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm  •  Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm.

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The other half of the exhibition is installed at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery located at 25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA. There you can also check out the Small Wall Project.

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Every 4-6 weeks, original small works will be shown here. Of course, these pieces are available for sale. Many artists will donate 50% of the sale to the Cambridge Art Association so they can continue to expand their gallery space.

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My beaded Afghan Hound portrait will be shown here for the next few weeks. Go check it out if you happen to be in the area! If you are interested in a custom beaded dog portrait of a different breed, please visit my Etsy shop or contact me through Facebook. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! :)

Artist Reception this Friday in Harvard Square, Cambridge!

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You’re invited to Cambridge Art Association‘s 14th National Prize Show! May 15th – June 25, 2015.. My largest beaded painting, Radio City, will be shown at University Place Gallery in ‪‎Harvard Square‬. Reception is this Friday, May 15 from 6-8pm. Hope to see you there! :)

Celebrating 600 sales on Etsy!

Dear friends, I am celebrating 600 sales in my Etsy shop! Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement. It has been a wonderful journey so far.. one bead at a time! :)

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‘C’est La Vie En Perles’

Enter coupon code MOM2015 at checkout to save 15% on all beaded dog jewelry, beading patterns, bead kits, and art. Coupon is valid on May 9 & 10, 2015 – this weekend only! Thanks for looking and have a Happy Mother’s Day! :)

Jack Russell Terrier Bead Embroidery Pattern en Español!

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 Dear friends, I am pleased to announce that my Jack Russell Terrier beading pattern is now available in Spanish language! Please click the photo above to download on Etsy.

¡Bórdado por ti mismo! Aprenda a bordar su propio pin o pendiente del perro Jack Russell Terrier con mi nuevo modelo de bordado. Este archivo PDF explica paso a paso el proceso que seguí para crear ésta pieza. Borde este pin de perro para usted mismo y úselo como prendedor de ropa, o como pendiente o dije de su collar favorito! Aprenda a realizar este prendedor de perro bordado para usted mismo o para ese amigo que ama los Jack Russell Terriers :) Visite por favor mi tienda de Etsy para más detalles.

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Busque más diseños de bordado del grano en el futuro! Gracias por visitar la tienda y galería de The Lone Beader en Etsy!