Recently, I received a rather challenging and exciting custom order request for a pair of beaded Turquoise-Browed Motmot earrings! It was a nice surprise to receive a request for a beaded bird. Before I began beading dogs, I started out making beaded birds – both pins & paintings! I have always been interested in birdwatching, so last year I went on my first birding excursion in the Yucatán Peninsula. It was there where I viewed a motmot for the first time in the wild. He was perched in an orange tree as happy as can be!
To properly depict the Motmot in beads, I had to make the earrings in a large size. My customer wanted long statement earrings. These earrings consist of 4 separate pieces of bead embroidery which were linked together using sterling silver components. I beaded the bird’s body, tail, and feathers first, then I added a second layer of beaded fringe to accentuate the bird’s colors.
Once all the beadwork was complete, I stitched sterling silver eye pins, links, and sterling silver posts to the back. Now, the tail and feathers dangle freely. These were a little bit of a challenge to create as the construction of them was fairly time-consuming. Its never easy for me to duplicate one of my own pieces, so for that reason, earrings always take me a little longer to create.
As you can see, the finished earrings are quite long – approx. 4″ x 1″! They definitely attract attention! What do you think?
I liked how these turned out so much that I made a (slightly different) second pair for myself which I plan to wear this month! If you are interested in custom beaded bird jewelry of a different species, please let me know! Currently my Amazon shop is in vacation mode, and I would like to note that any Ready to Ship items purchased in my Etsy shop between Feb. 3 and Feb. 16 will not ship out until the week of February 18. Also, during this time, made to order items have been temporarily deactivated. I will be making my annual journey South of the Border in search of nature, adventure, inspiration. Perhaps I will see another motmot! 😀
Dear friends, just a quick post to show you my latest design – beaded American Eskimo earrings! I just love how these turned out! These dangly Eskie dog earrings were created by stitching layers of tiny glass seed beads to tiny pieces of felt. Beadwork was backed with Ultrasuede. Earrings hang from sterling silver ear wires fearing a tiny black Onyx bead.
This item was originally a custom order request, but since they match my beaded American Eskimo pin pendant, I have decided to list them as made-to-order on Etsy and Amazon. Also, if you’d like to see beadwork progress photos or a photo of me trying on this pair, please check my Facebook or Instagram pages and/or the product listing. Thank you for your interest! Back to beading! 🙂
Dear friends, I would like to show you my latest design – beaded Afghan Hound sterling silver drop earrings! These match the beaded Afghan Hound pin pendant which is listed in my Etsy and Amazon Handmade shops.. This pair sold almost immediately, so they are now listed as made-to-order with several different color options. Do you like them? 🙂
Also, I am thrilled to announce that I have finally reached 700 sales in my Etsy shop! (This may have something to do with the fact that my shop has been mentioned on French website madmoiZelle.com.) I plan to celebrate all next week by going on vacation. Both of my shops will remain open for business, but please keep in mind that beadwork orders will not be filled until the week of February 15, 2016. If you have any questions or custom order inquiries, please use the Contact form anytime, and I will get back to you as soon as possible:)
Please visit my Instagram and/or Facebook pages for international beady posts while I’m away. Also, mark you calendar for my upcoming show in Harvard Square. More details on that when I return. Thank you for your interest in my bead embroidery! 🙂
Dear friends, I am busy working on some new designs for this year. The first one came to me as a custom order for beaded tricolor Cavalier King Charles Spaniel drop earrings and matching pin pendant. The earrings measure about 1″ x 1″ and hang from a sterling silver earring which features a clear Swarovski crystal bead. Earrings and pin pendant are listed as made to order on Etsy and Amazon Handmade. These can also be made in Blenheim, Ruby, and Black & Tan colors upon request. Please follow me on Instagram or Facebook to see what I make next. Thanks for looking! 🙂
Dear friends, celebrate Labor Day with a sale! Save 15% on all ready-to-ship beaded dog jewelry, beading kits, bead patterns, and art. No coupon code needed!
Please note: All items purchased between Sept. 3 & Sept. 8 will ship out on Sept. 9, 2015.
Enjoy what’s left of summer while you can!
Dear friends, check out my latest custom order! A beaded Pomeranian pin pendant and earrings set in brindle brown colors! I used tiny Japanese size 15 seed beads in many different colors to create these pieces. Do you like them? You can view the Etsy listing for my made-to-order Pomeranian HERE. I may also list the earrings in my shop as made to order in the near future..please stay tuned! 🙂
Also, just a quick reminder. I am currently running my annual New Year Sale on Etsy! All ready-to-ship beaded dog pins, jewelry, bead art, beading kits and patterns will be 15%-off now through January 4! First time customers save an additional 10% with coupon code TAKETEN2015 at checkout:) Please find me on Facebook, Instagram, or in the iTunes App Store to view the progress of my latest works. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork. Happy New Year!
Dear friends, Black Friday starts now! Save up to 15% off everything in my Etsy shop now through December 1, 2014. No coupon code needed! Please click the image below for more details:
Also, don’t forget to double check my Holiday Ordering & Shipping deadlines HERE. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork! :0