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! :)
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:
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! :)
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! :)
Dear friends, just a quick post today to announce that I am running a Memorial Day Sale on Etsy all weekend! Enter coupon code MEMORIAL15 to save 15% on all beaded dog jewelry, bead embroidery patterns, and beadwork now through May 25, 2015. Happy beading!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! :)
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.
Busque más diseños de bordado del grano en el futuro! Gracias por visitar la tienda y galería de The Lone Beader en Etsy!
Dear friends, a new beading pattern is available for sale on Etsy! Download my latest bead embroidery instructions & create a sweet beaded Lhasa Apso (or Shih Tzu) pin or pendant. You will need Japanese size 15/0 seed beads in several different colors, felt, Ultrasuede, beading needles, Nymo thread, one pin back, glue, and a bit of patience to complete this piece. Make one for yourself or for a friend! Please click the photo below for more details:
Also, check out my latest beaded Poodle pendant! This one was created using vintage pink and purple Czech crystal beads. Looks like a fashion accessory from the 1950’s! Click the pic for more photos. This piece is ready to ship! :)
Dear friends, check out my latest custom order – a beaded Miniature Schnauzer pin pendant. This piece was inspired by photos of my customer’s dog named Savy.
First, I cut out some felt shapes and stitched them to a piece of stiff beading foundation. Then, I stitched on eyes and a nose. These are special glass doll eyes which are attached to a wire. The eyes measure 1-mm, and the nose is 2-mm. Yes, I could also use a drop bead for the nose and seed beads for the eyes, but I really like the glass doll eyes because they are more round.
Next, I began stitching tiny Japanese size 15 seed beads to create the dog’s face. The face is always a challenge because it convey’s the dog’s personality. It is also a very small piece of felt – just 3/4″ tall x 1/2″ wide!
Once, I complete the face, the rest of the dog’s body seems easy to bead.. Until I add a second layer of beaded fringe..
To learn how to do layered beaded fringe, check out my Yorkshire Terrier beading pattern on Etsy.. It takes precise stitching, and a LOT of patience, but I think the results are worth it.. What do you think? :)