Now available for sale in my Zazzle shop– iPhone 6 cases featuring a print of my beaded Great Blue Heron. Currently, this is my most popular Zazzle design. View the original beaded painting in my Etsy shop HERE.
I have also created iPhone 6 cases featuring a print of my beaded Radio City Music Hall painting. Click the pic to view Radio City items on Zazzle.
More items are coming soon – just in time for the holidays..Thanks for looking:)
Check out my latest custom order – a beaded rooster brooch! :)
This one is called a Moa (Hawaiian for chicken) and he lives on the island of Kauai. I created him by stitching tiny Japanese seize 15 seed beads to a felt foundation. I used more than 10 different colors, including blue 1 x 4mm micro bugle beads. I also layered beaded fringe for his feathers to create realism. This piece is a pin which can also be worn as a pendant.
6.5cm x 5cm
Something tells me this won’t be the last beaded chicken pin I create..
What do you think? :D
This week, I finished a new commissioned painting featuring a beaded Wyandotte chicken! This piece consists of extreme bead embroidery stitched to a painted canvas. I used Czech & Japanese glass seed beads of all sizes. I also used Magatamas and Czech dagger beads. This bird’s feathers really move when you touch them! This piece is a small work measuring just 8″ x 8″.. My next project will be a custom beaded chicken pin.. Who knew chickens were so popular? :)
Recently, I acquired a mannequin dress form to use for displaying my beaded pins & pendants. So, I have started taking some new photos of my work to post in my Etsy shop. Here are some pics of pet pins which are currently ready to ship. Hopefully now you will have a better idea of how big they are. How do they look? (Please click the pics to view listing.)
Blue Persian Cat
Red Shar Pei
In the last photo, you will see my latest custom order, a beaded Puli dog pin! This one was quite a challenge to make, as I used tiny 1x4mm Czech micro bugle beads! On Facebook, I noted that I broke at least one bead, one beading needle, and one thread while working on this, but it was worth it. Click the pic for a closer look:) Hope I have better luck beading my Poodle Collar Necklace! :O
This week has been busy! First, I have begun working with a local jewelry designer helping her construct a few custom pieces. More details on that when the timing is appropriate.. I have also completed a beaded Bichon-Frise pin for my Etsy shop (You can see the finished dog on my Facebook page.) And, last night I finished my beaded Song Sparrow! :)
- Beaded Song Sparrow. Bead embroidery on felt. 4″ x 8″ (10cm x 20cm).
At first, I had planned to stitch this little bird to a painted canvas, but it didn’t turn out that way! Instead, I wired the sparrow to a twig that I collected on one of my beach walks. I stitched on the backing and added hanging hardware. Now, my beadwork can hang on the wall as is, not confined by a canvas or frame. I think this concept adds realism & freedom to the finished piece. It almost looks as if the bird will fly away at any moment! :O
I think I’ll submit this small work to Cambridge Art Association‘s upcoming summer art fair. What kind of bird should I make next? :D
Also, just a quick reminder to those in Massachusetts. This weekend is the South Shore Art Center‘s 56th annual Arts Festival on the Cohasset Common! If you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by and check out my beaded Boston Trolley! Please check the event page for more details. Hope to see you there! :)
Today, I want to show you a new bird I started beading – a Song Sparrow!
Sparrows are very common birds, and they seem to follow me everywhere. I see them every morning when I go walking at the beach:) So, I cut out some felt & stitched on Japanese size 15 seed beads. I am using several shades of brown, gray, and cream. Next I need to add wire legs! How does he look? :D
Also this weekend, I will be working on an order for my Etsy shop – another beaded Bichon-Frise pin. I’d better get back to doing beadwork! :O
Today, just a quick announcement. I have submitted my beaded Great Blue Heron
painting into the Cambridge Art Association’s 66th Annual Fall Salon
. The Fall Salon is an unjuried art exhibition featuring artists working in all media. Many works will be available for sale. If you happen to be in Boston, Cambridge, or Harvard Square this month, please stop by and take a peek!
The Fall Salon runs Sept. 10- 30, 2010
and will be shown in both CAA galleries. Please see the CAA’s website
for hours and directions.
Reception is Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6-8pm. Mary Schein awards presented at both locations at 7pm. Hope to see you there! :D