>Return of the Divas

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Those who have been reading my blog for the past couple of years will remember my custom pet portrait called The Divas. It is a beaded portrait of 4 Old English Sheepdogs.

beaded Old English Sheepdog OES bead embroidery pet portrait dog pin brooch wearable art
This piece was pretty popular in the blogosphere while I was working on it, and it ended up being published in the June 2007 issue of Bead & Button magazine. It was also published in a Russian magazine last year! Well, I decided to bring the Divas back, and create my favourite dogs as beaded pins or pendants!

beaded Old English Sheepdog OES bead embroidery pet portrait dog pin brooch wearable art
Here is the first OES I created. Her name is Rachel. I used all size 15 seed beads, a button for her nose, and taxidermy eyes (although you probably can’t see those)! She is made from 2 layers of beadwork. I worked on her for approx. 2 days, and she is still not finished. She needs a backing, but I have decided to list her in my Etsy shop anyways. Customers can pick whether they would like her finished as a pin, a pendant, or a sew-on applique for use in one of their own handmade projects! Personally, I think she would look cool as a pendant on a silk ribbon! She will definitely attract attention wherever she goes! Please click the pic to see more more photos:

beaded Old English Sheepdog OES bead embroidery pet portrait dog pin brooch wearable art2.5″ x 1.25″w (6cm x 3cm)

Which Diva is your favourite, and which one do you think I’ll make next??😀

Also, if you have time, check out the new Easter Sale Section in my shop for unique beaded items available at 25-50% off! Thank you for your interest, and have a great day!😀

10 thoughts on “>Return of the Divas

  1. >Oh, I don’t think I can pick my favorite because I adore each one!!! Wondering if you won’t make the diva with the crown? Does the other one have a halo over her head?…as in angel diva? Doesn’t matter which one you make next…she will be as darling as the others! Checking out your sale and Etsy again…wish I could have *ALL* the dogs and birds!!! ~wink~

  2. >We think you sure sell loads of these, they are beautiful and you can see the amount of work that goes into them. I was wearing my FAZ pin the other day and got lots of comments and compliments. Christine

  3. >Thanks, Lydia!! That is the one I am working on right now! I just love the flower in her hair! Also, thanks for your comment, Robin! Don’t worry, my sheepdogs are priced appropriately, I think!😀

  4. >oh Gosh! This is sooo cute! I missed it the first time around. I love all of them, but especially the sassy one on the end with oh-so-much shag!

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