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!
Today, I interrupt my regularly scheduled blog to show you a very cool pet website – The Woof Report
! If you have not heard of this site, and you love dogs, do stop by and sign up for their daily newsletter. Woof Report sniffs out top dog blogs, websites, newsletters, magazines and pet stores. This weekend, they are featuring me! Please stop by and take a peek:
(click to view page)
Thank you for your interest in my beadwork!! 😀
I hope everyone here in the States has been enjoying the long Presidents Day
weekend. I have been keeping busy as usual. On Saturday, I listed a few items in my Etsy shop
. These are some of my earliest works, including a beaded chickadee, a tufted titmouse bird, and a collectible baby sea turtle button (for sewing). I have been debating on whether I wanted to part with the turtle because he turned out so cute, but I figured that a button collector might really enjoy him… 🙂 You can check out my new listings here:
Yesterday, I started beading a new dog for my shop! This dog is inspired by the Sussex Spaniel named Stump who won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. If you haven’t seen Stump yet, check him out – he will make you smile! 🙂 My beaded Sussex Spaniel is about halfway finished. I think I’m going to add another layer of bugle beads and some beaded fringe so that his legs appear to be short. He should be complete later this week. 😀
Bead embroidery on felt. Work in progress.
And, the news of the day is that my beaded Irish Jack Russell Terrier pin was mentioned in a beady newsletter on Bead-Patterns.com. It is actually an interesting coincidence, because I was toying with the idea of creating a pattern for this pin to sell in my Etsy shop. I finally figured out how to create a PDF file, so all I have to do is start writing the instructions. But, before I start selling beading patterns and/or kits, I want to make sure they are protected by a copyright. I will need to do a little research about how to do that… One thing is for certain, this idea will definitely give me something to work toward! 😀
Jack Russell Terrier Pin/Pendant. 2- 1/8″ wide x 1-1/4″ tall (5.5 cm x 3.5cm)
Available at The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop. Click for more pics.
Okay, I decided that Rudy should be a regular item in my Etsy shop. He sold so quickly the last time, that I had to make another one. I made this brooch using mostly size 11 Czech glass seed beads, but there are some Japanese size15’s in there as well. It is a pin that can also be worn as a pendant. My previous Irish Jack Russell Terrier‘s have been brown & white, but this one is mostly black & white. If/when this piece sells, I will relist this item as a made-to-order piece – I think this is how I will list most of my beaded animal pin/pendants. Buyers must specify whether they want brown or black. Each Rudy will be unique, but they will all be the same basic shape.
I do plan to list a few new pieces to The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop each week, but I do not plan to post them all here unless they are completely new and exciting! (I really want to focus on my larger art pieces!) So, if you want to see all new listings in my shop, you will have to check back, or subscribe to its RSS feed in your Google Reader. I hope this helps explain the method to my madness! 😉
Now, back to those earrings I was busy beading… 😀