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 Made to Order, but I will also list some which are Ready to Ship. 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 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! :)
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, 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! :)