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! :)

Explosive 4th of July #Sale on #Etsy!

Dear friends, I am currently running a 4th of July sale on Etsy! Now through July 5, all READY-to-SHIP beaded dog jewelry, beadwork, bead embroidery kits, patterns, and felt shapes will be an extra 20% off the marked price. No coupon code needed! Please visit my Facebook or Instagram pages to check the progress of my latest piece. Thanks for looking.. Happy beading from Boston! :)

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

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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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!

Semi-Beaded Kremlin

Dear friends, it has been awhile since I posted any progress on my Russian bead painting.. I guess I have been busy working on Etsy orders! :) Here are a handful of photos which I have previously posted on my Facebook page:

I am stitching tiny glass seed beads and vintage crystals to my gray felt Kremlin. So far, the beadwork measures 40cm wide x 24cm tall. How do you think it looks so far? Next, I will work on the Kremlin clock tower. Please follow me on Instagram for more updates! Thank you for your interest in my bead embroidery! :)