Yesterday, worked on a new item for my Etsy shop. Tiny beaded Scottie dog earrings! 🙂
I had wanted to make more Scottie dogs because the last one I listed sold pretty quickly. These earrings were carefully embroidered onto tiny pieces of Lacy’s Stiff Stuff. (I use Lacy’s for tiny items because it supports the beads better than a piece of felt.) I used tiny size 15 seed beads and size 13 Charlottes. They measure approx. 17mm x 15mm. I made one prototype before I made these to see if I could do it – and I learned that it’s not easy sewing beads to such a tiny piece of fabric! I also learned that it takes just as long to make something tiny as it does to make something larger! After I completed the beadwork, I glued sterling silver stud earring findings to the back using E-6000 glue. Then, I stitched on tiny Ultrasuede backings! I really like how they turned out!
Today, I want to finish up the beaded Scottie dog pin I started making last night. I think he needs a collar made from 13/o charlottes to match the earrings. After I complete that, I will list these items in my Etsy shop! Please check back for links, or become a fan of The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop on Facebook! What will you be working on today? 🙂