Celebrating 600 sales on Etsy!

Dear friends, I am celebrating 600 sales in my Etsy shop! Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement. It has been a wonderful journey so far.. one bead at a time! 🙂

C'est La Vie En Perles Beaded French Lady Walking Pink Poodle 2-Part Freshwater Pearl Pin Brooch Etsy Bead Embroidery Beads

‘C’est La Vie En Perles’

Enter coupon code MOM2015 at checkout to save 15% on all beaded dog jewelry, beading patterns, bead kits, and art. Coupon is valid on May 9 & 10, 2015 – this weekend only! Thanks for looking and have a Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

C’est La Vie En Perles!

Vintage beaded lady walking dog pin French pink poodle shopping Champs-Élysées bead embroidery beadwork

The other day, I finished beading my first 2-part pin, entitled ‘C’est La Vie En Perles‘:) This piece was inspired by the costume jewelry of the 1920’s and memories of a visit to Paris, France. Who wouldn’t want to go shopping on the Champs-Élysées while walking a sweet little pink poodle? 😀

Vintage beaded lady walking dog pin French pink poodle shopping Champs-Élysées bead embroidery beadwork

It may be hard to tell from the photo, but this piece is extremely small. The lady measures approx. 6cm tall x 4cm wide. She is carrying a beaded shopping bag which measures 1.5cm x 2cm wide. She was beaded entirely with Japanese size 15 seed beads and 13/o charlottes. The handbag was beaded with size 11/o seed beads and 13/o charlottes. Its handle was made with sterling silver wire.

Vintage beaded lady walking dog pin French pink poodle shopping Champs-Élysées bead embroidery beadwork

My beaded lady is walking a tiny beaded poodle which measures 2.5cm x 2.5cm. The dog was beaded with tiny pink freshwater pearls and size 15 glass seed beads. I also used a 1mm glass eye for the nose. The dog’s leash is a fine sterling silver chain.

Vintage beaded lady walking dog pin French pink poodle shopping Champs-Élysées bead embroidery beadwork

I imagine the dog is taking the lady bead shopping! What do you think? 😉