Black Friday Weekend Sale on Etsy & Amazon!

Happy Thanksgiving! This weekend, I am running a 15%-off Black Friday sale on all ready-to-ship beaded gifts, beading patterns, and kits. Sales runs now through Cyber Monday, November 30, 2015. Also, get FREE shipping on the purchase of any two beaded dog pins or earrings on Amazon. No coupon code needed! Please visit my Etsy or Amazon Handmade shop for more details.

West Bead embroidery West Highland White Terrier earrings the lone beader etsy Amazon Handmade

Westie Earrings

Just a reminder, there is still time to place a holiday order for a custom beaded dog pin or pet portrait. Please use the Contact form for more details. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork!

My Free iPhone App & Amazon Handmade Store

Dear friends, my free iPhone app is back in the iTunes store.. It features a link to my new Amazon Handmade store, as well as my Etsy store. Now you can follow the progress of my beadwork on Facebook and/or Instagram and shop for beading patterns all in one place! Thanks for your interest in my bead embroidery! :)

The Lone Beader's Free iPhone App Etsy Amazon Handmade Beadwork Bead Embroidery Boston Artist

Search for The Lone Beader on Amazon Handmade!

The Lone Beader on Amazon Handmade Bead Embroidery Dog Jewelry Pet Portraits Etsy Art

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.

Amazon Handmade Banner The Lone Beader Bead Embroidery Beading Seed Beads

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:)

Custom Beaded Choodle Pendant

Dear friends, thanks to this month’s feature in AKC Family Dog Magazine, my Etsy shop has been keeping me busy! Check out the latest custom beaded dog pin I have created:

Custom Beaded Choodle Chihuahua Poodle Dog Pin Pendant Jewelry Etsy AKC Family Dog

It’s a beaded Choodle (Chi-Poo) – or Chihuahua Poodle mix in blonde and apricot colors. This designer dog brooch was created by stitching tiny glass seed beads to felt 2-3 at a time. I have also added a tiny sterling silver heart charm on his collar. Here you can see how this piece looks as a pendant:

Custom Beaded Choodle Dog Jewelry Bead Embroidery Pendant Etsy AKC Family Dog Magazine

And, here is the photo my customer sent for inspiration. Ozzy the Choodle looks just like my beaded pin.. or perhaps it it’s the other way around? What do you think? ;)

Custom Choodle Pet Portrait Jewelry Etsy Bead Embroidery Artist AKC Family Dog

If you are interested in custom beaded dog jewelry or framed pet portrait, please see my Etsy shop or Facebook page for more details, or use the Contact form above. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! :)

Award Winning Beadwork

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

Fire Mountain Gems Seed Beading Jewelry Making Contest WInner Bead embroidery Poodle bracelet Diana Grygo The Lone Beader

Yesterday, I received these framed photos along with a gift certificate to Fire Mountain Gems!

Fire Mountain Gems Seed Beads Jewelry Making Contest Diana Grygo The Lone Beader Etsy Boston

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! :)

Beaded Labor Day Sale on Etsy!

Beaded Poodles Labor Day Sale on Etsy beadwork bead embroidery dog jewelry 15% off Amazon Handmade

Dear friends, celebrate Labor Day with a sale! Save 15% on all ready-to-ship ‪‎beaded‬ ‪dog‬ ‪jewelry‬, ‪‎beading‬ kits, ‪bead‬ patterns, and ‪‎art‬. No coupon code needed!

Please note: All items purchased between Sept. 3 & Sept. 8 will ship out on Sept. 9, 2015.

Enjoy what’s left of ‪summer‬ while you can!

Progress of a Beaded House Portrait

Dear friends, I have made some progress on my latest commission – a beaded house portrait.

Beaded House Portrait bead embroidery beadwork on canvas Etsy Boston artist

First, I stitched in some beaded greenery around the yard light. Then, I began to bead the tree..

Bead embroidery Bead embroidered tree size 15 seed beads Boston Etsy artist painting

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!

bead embroidery house portrait commission beadwork in progress Boston etsy artist painting The Lone Beader

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.

bead embroidery painting on canvas Etsy beadwork artist commissioned house portrait Ohio

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! :)

commissioned beaded house portrait bead embroidery Miyuki Tila beads Etsy beading artist

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! :)