Dear friends, lately I have been obsessed with the Borzoi aka. Russian Wolfhound, so I decided to make a framed portrait of one..
I started by cutting out several layers of felt and stitched them together. Then, I chose my seed beads – 15/o matte brown seed beads and tiny 13/o gold charlottes and started beading!
After I finished beading the entire piece of felt, I layered even more seed beads and beaded fringe to create the dogs flowing hair. And lastly, I stitched the beadwork to a dark blue piece of Ultrasuede.
How does this dog breed look in a shadowbox frame?
This piece is currently available and ready to ship! Please click the pics to view more photos on Etsy. Also, for a limited time only, enter coupon code SAVE2016 to save 10% on any order now through October 31, 2016. Thanks for looking! 🙂
Dear friends, I had a wonderful time visiting the San Diego Bead Society! I was only there for a few days, but the weather was gorgeous. I was happy to take a walk on the beach and go hiking at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve! Please see more photos on the San Diego Bead Society’s Facebook page.
While I was there, I taught my Toy Poodle bead embroidery class. One of the students brought her adorable miniature Pomeranian named Emily. Emily is the official mascot of the San Diego Bead Society! 🙂
And, here is the custom beaded miniature Pomeranian pin I made to look like her.. This design is now available as made to order on Etsy. What do you think? 🙂
And, since I’ve returned, I have also created a new custom beaded pet portrait, Dachshund in Flower Garden. This piece was inspired by a little dog named Frankie. It features tiny bead-embroidered multi-color flowers and butterflies. Framed in an 8×8″ shadowbox frame. Click to view it in the frame.
If you are interested in a custom beaded mini pet portrait, please use the Contact Form or find me on Etsy! Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! Back to beading! 🙂
Dear friends, I have just listed a new framed pet portrait in my Etsy shop! A white Afghan Hound! This piece was created by stitching tiny Japanese size 15 seed beads to felt. Beadwork was mounted to a hot pink Ultrasuede backing and framed in a white 8 x 8″ shadowbox frame. Please click the pic for more details:
And speaking of Afghan Hounds, check out this photo of a customer wearing her new beaded Afghan Hound pin pendant with her dog Sparky! This pin pendant is listed in my Etsy shop as Made-to-Order and can be customized to look like your dog..
What kind of dog should I bead next? 😀
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, this week I received a new delivery of seed beads, so I put together ‘Beads Only’ packages for use with my Yorkshire Terrier beading pattern. Each package contains all 10 colors of Japanese size 15 seed beads needed to complete a beaded Yorkie pin or pendant. Please view this Etsy listing to order.
Also this week, I finished making a custom beaded Tibetan Terrier pin pendant. This piece is a one-of a-kind work of art! You can view progress photos of this piece on my Facebook page. If you are interested in a custom beaded pet pin or pendant, please contact me through my website or my Etsy shop.
And to anyone who is interested in custom framed beaded pet portraits, I will be offering this option in my shop very soon. Please contact me for details. Thank you for your interest! Back to beading:)
Long time no blog, yet I have been busy beading! While I was in Tucson, I received a custom order request through my Etsy shop
. A beaded Yorkshire Terrier
pin/ pendant! This cute little dog is named Jetboy & he lives in Czech Republic
. I received his photo via email and began beading.
First I resized the photo and traced it. Then, I cut out 4 layers of felt: 2 layers for his entire body, and 2 layers for his head. Working from his photo, I used a drop bead & Japanese size 15 seed beads to bead his entire body. Beaded Jetboy is quite small (3cm x 4.5cm), and I used quite a few different colours, so this took awhile to complete! :O
I suppose I could have stopped beading there, but it’s really not in my nature. So, I bead-embroidered tiny fringes on his legs and nose. I believe this is the part which adds realism & personality.
Then, I added even more fringe around his face, ears, & tail. And lastly, I added a red collar.
Beaded Yorkshire Terrier pin/pendant.
Bead embroidery on felt. 1.25″ x 1.75″ (3cm x 4.5).
All I have left to do now, is add an Ultrasuede backing and pinback, then Jetboy will be ready to ship! Hope my customer likes it! What kind of dog should I make next? 😀
UPDATE: This piece has sold and is now listed in my Etsy shop as Made-to-Order. Please see item listing for more details. Thanks for your interest!