Dear friends, my Amazon Handmade shop is now open for business! I will slowly add more inventory here over the next few weeks. Many items listed will be Ready to ship, but some will be made to order. Beading kits and patterns will still be available for sale in my Etsy shop, but you can also find a handful of beading patterns available on Amazon for Kindle.
For those who haven’t heard of Handmade at Amazon yet, this is a new marketplace which features strictly handmade items. Artisans must apply to sell before listing their items. Don’t expect quick production times or Free Shipping for every item, but do expect to find something you didn’t know you needed! Click the image above to view my Amazon profile. Thanks for looking:)
Today, I am thrilled to announce that my beaded cuff bracelet, Poodle in Public Garden, won an award in the Fire Mountain Gems 2015 Seed Bead Jewelry Making Contest! :O
Yesterday, I received these framed photos along with a gift certificate to Fire Mountain Gems!
I am always surprised on the rare occasions that I do win an award because I don’t create pieces with contests in mind. I simply create what I love! You can view more photos of this piece in my Etsy shop HERE. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! :)
Dear friends, I have made some progress on my latest commission – a beaded house portrait.
First, I stitched in some beaded greenery around the yard light. Then, I began to bead the tree..
In real life, this tree is very large, but my portrait is sort of limited by the size of the canvas, so this only represents a portion of the tree. Using size 15 seed beads in at least 6 shades of green, I stitched very small loops for leaves. There are many leaves, so this took quite a while to do!
Next, I stitched the house to the larger 5″x 7″ piece of stiff stuff that is shown behind it.. (Yes, the house was a separate piece of beadwork, as is the tree!) Then, I continued stitching the grass to the edge of the stiff stuff.
I also stitched size 11 black, gray, and brown seed beads for the street, and tiny size 15 Delica beads for the driveway. I thought I might run out of the color I was using, but turns out I had just enough! :)
Next, I will stitch in a bit more grass.. Please check my Facebook and/or Instagram pages for more updates. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! :)
Dear friends, I have been making a little progress on my beaded house portrait. Check it out..
First, I have stitched Miyuki Tila and half-Tila beads for the sidewalk and the wall near the driveway. Then, I created a tiny mailbox and yard light by stringing beads onto eye pins and attaching them at the back of the piece. I used Preciosa rose montee rhinestones for the yard light. It really sparkles!
Next, I began working on the large tree. Tiny glass seed beads make it look larger than it really is!
In the photo above, I began beading the grass. Stitching in several directions, I used 4 different shades of green for visual interest.
When I finished the lawn, I peyote-stitched tiny bits of greenery around the yard light. And, I added bead -embroidered shrubs or yews along the front of the house.. How do you think it looks so far?
For those who have just stumbled upon this post, this portrait has been commissioned as a gift for mother of the bride. This is her mother’s childhood home. This house still stands in Southeastern Ohio. Please check my Facebook or Instagram pages for more updates. Thanks for looking! :)
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! :)
‘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! :)
Dear friends, its never too early to start your holiday shopping- especially when shopping for unique beaded jewelry at The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop on Etsy! Below, I have posted holiday ordering deadlines to help you place your gift orders in a timely fashion.
For shipping within the USA:
HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINE for CUSTOM and MADE-TO-ORDER BEADED DOG & CAT JEWELRY: December 7, 2014.
For shipping overseas:
HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINE for CUSTOM and MADE-TO-ORDER BEADED DOG & CAT JEWELRY: November 30, 2014.
Any order placed after these dates will be considered a rush order and will incur an additional fee. Bead embroidery kits, seed beads, & beading patterns also make great gifts – these are ready to ship.
HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES recommended by USPS:
DECEMBER 2, 2014 for FIRST CLASS & PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL…
DECEMBER 20, 2014 for FIRST CLASS & PRIORITY MAIL within the USA.
These dates apply to all ready- to-ship items :)
Please follow me on Facebook and Instagram for news regarding upcoming sales. If you have any questions, please use the Contact Form above. Thanks for looking!
Dear friends, this month, I am thrilled to announce that my beadwork has been featured in the Sept./Oct. issue of AKC Family Dog Magazine! Please click the pic below for a link to view the digital edition on Facebook. My beaded Yorkie is on page 10! :D
Also, check out my latest custom order – a beaded Blue Roan English Cocker Spaniel pin. This piece was created by stitching tiny glass beads to felt. Tiny beaded fringe was layered to make the dog’s ears & body look dimensional. Beaded fringe actually moves when you touch it. This design can be customized to look like your English Cocker Spaniel!
If you are interested in a custom beaded pet portrait, pin, pendant, or earrings, please contact me through Etsy or use the contact form above. Please follow me on Facebook or Instagram to see what I make next! Thanks for your interest in my beadwork:)