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! :)
Happy Spring! There is a new beaded pet portrait available for sale in my Etsy shop. A West Highland White Terrier!
This cute little dog was created by stitching tiny glass seed beads to felt (2-3 beads at a time) using a strong nylon thread. White beaded fringe was layered using Japanese size 15 seed beads. The beaded fringe actually moves to reveal more seed beads beneath! Several different shades of white, gray, black & pink beads were used. This pooch is also wearing a tiny sterling silver heart charm on his collar! Beadwork was sewn to a piece of dark blue Ultrasuede, and mounted in an 8×8″ white shadowbox frame. Piece is signed on the matte and it is ready to hang! If you are interested in a custom beaded pet portrait of a different breed, please view my Etsy shop for more details.
Also, it’s time to celebrate Spring with a 15%-off sale in my Etsy shop! Now through April 5th! All ready-to-ship beaded dog jewelry, bead art, pet portraits, beading kits & patterns will be on sale for a limited time – now through Easter Sunday only. Thanks for looking! :)
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! :)
Please check my Facebook or Instagram pages for all the latest beading updates. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork!
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..
Beaded Miniature Schnauzer pin pendant. 1.5″ tall x 1.25″.
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? :)
This weekend, I listed a brand new beaded dog pendant in my Etsy shop – a tiny Beagle! This piece was inspired by Miss P, the adorable little dog who won Best in Show at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!
This brooch was created by stitching tiny glass seed beads to felt 2-3 at a time. It measures 1″ wide x 1.5″ tall – the perfect pendant size! Please click the pics for more details…
Also, you may notice that I am in the process of redesigning my blog.. I will be updating the photo galleries on this blog over the next week or so.. Please stay tuned.. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork! :)
Dear friends, I have just listed a new framed pet portrait in my Etsy shop! A white Afghan Hound! This piece was created by stitching tiny Japanese size 15 seed beads to felt. Beadwork was mounted to a hot pink Ultrasuede backing and framed in a white 8 x 8″ shadowbox frame. Please click the pic for more details:
And speaking of Afghan Hounds, check out this photo of a customer wearing her new beaded Afghan Hound pin pendant with her dog Sparky! This pin pendant is listed in my Etsy shop as Made-to-Order and can be customized to look like your dog..
What kind of dog should I bead next? :D
Dear friends, I am thrilled to announce that I have been asked to be special guest and speaker at Beadesigner International‘s February meeting! The meeting will take place at the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St., Lexington, MA on Wednesday, February 25 at 7pm (weather permitting!).. I will be presenting several of my beaded dog pins, pendants, and artworks. Bead embroidery kits and supplies will be also available for sale. All are welcome to attend! (Please note: there is a $5 fee for non-members that may be applied to annual membership). Please click the photo below for more information and directions.
Also, check out my latest beaded Afghan Hound pin pendant. This piece was created in custom apricot colors:)
You can view more of my beaded dog jewelry at my Etsy shop. Please stop by my Facebook or Instagram page for more updates! Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! :)