Dear friends, I hope you are enjoying the summer! I have been busy beading! I recently made a custom beaded French Bulldog pendant for a customer who lives in Tokyo. This design is similar to the English Bulldog pendant that is currently listed in my Etsy shop. Do you like him? 😀
I have also been updating my shop with a few new items. Here is a pair of pink Pug Love sterling silver heart earrings. These are ready to ship. They go with my Pink Pug pendant! 🙂 Perhaps I should make a purple Pug next? 😀
I also made a new beaded Westie pin! This one is wearing a red leather collar. Click the photo to view more details on Etsy.
Recently, I have been receiving requests for my beading patterns to be made available in foreign languages. This is something I am working on.. I am pleased to announce that my Jack Russell Terrier beading pattern is now available in Russian language. It is a PDF file which can be downloaded at my Etsy shop. Please click the photo to view the listing:
That’s the news for now. Please check my Facebook page, Instagram, or download my free iPhone app for more updates! Thanks for your interest in my beadwork! 😀
This week, I had a chance to work on my bead-embroidered Russian painting.. I am working on a small section which will be the door just below the Kremlin clock tower.
I have used all kinds of beads: cubes, bugle beads, hex cuts, Tilas, and 11/o and 8/o seed beads so far.. If I had known about Half-Tila beads, I probably would have used some… Oh well, maybe next time.. 😦
This small beaded section measures 10cm x 12cm.
I still have a long way to go on this piece.. What do you think? :O
16″ x 17″
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After a long hiatus, I am finally getting back to working on my Russian bead-painting…
I stitched custom sterling silver crosses to the top of the onion domes (10 in all). Then, I wire-wrapped each spire to complete the look. I also cut out a few more layers of felt to help build up a few of the chapels… It took me several hours to stitch everything together.. Now, my beaded St. Basil’s Cathedral is complete! What do you think? I think its time to begin the next phase! :O
10″ x 13″
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Here is the latest progress on my bead painting. Yesterday, I finished beading the 6th small chapel which surrounds my felt Russian cathedral. I am using all different sorts of glass seed beads as well as tanzanite Swarovski crystal bicones. (Can you see them?) Beads are stitched to the felt using needle and thread.
Bead embroidery in progress. 10″ x 13″.
Currently, the chapels are still independent pieces of beadwork which will eventually be stitched to the bottom layer of felt. I also just ordered custom sterling silver crosses to stitch to the top of the onion domes. Can’t wait to receive them.. How does it look so far? Please check Facebook or Twitter for my next update:) Thanks for your interest in my beadwork!
Beadwork in progress. (10″ x 13″)
Finally, I had some time to work on my latest bead painting! I just finished beading the 3rd small chapel on the right of my Russian cathedral. The onion dome is covered in bead-netting which has also been stitched to the felt. The beaded chapels are still separate pieces of beadwork which will eventually be sewn to the larger piece of felt behind them. How does it look so far? 😀
P.S. There are currently 3 new beaded Pug pins listed in my Etsy shop, as well as a beaded Yorkie.. They are all ready to ship! Back to beading:)
The Lone Beader has gone global! My first bead embroidery kit for the Jack Russell Terrier brooch has been translated to Russian language. A limited number of these beading kits are now available for sale at Greenbird.ru. Please click the photo above to view the product page. For beading kits and patterns printed in English language, please visit my Etsy shop. Thank you for your interest! Happy beading from Boston! 🙂
During the last few days of my trip to Russia
, my friends & I took the high speed train to St. Petersburg
. What a beautiful city! I haven’t had time to upload photos to my Flickr
quite yet, but I will say that the art museums, parks, canals, and generous people make this city a joy to visit. Even though I don’t speak Russian, I felt very much at home there! During my 4-day visit, we went to the State Hermitage Museum
, as well as the Russian Museum
, and Peterhof Palace
. I also had the opportunity to attend an international bead meeting where I met several talented beaders from Russia, as well as a few from the USA!
Here I am with the very talented Rina Prisyazhnyk
from St. Petersburg. She makes elaborate beaded necklaces that really make a statement! It was hard for me to believe that she has only been beading for less than 2 years! I spent quite a bit of time with Rina, and even though we speak different languages, we became good friends! 🙂
Rina was generous enough to give me one of her beautiful necklaces as a gift! She welcomed me to Russia, and hopes I always remember St. Petersburg! I was speechless! Take a closer look below. Also, check out Rina’s website (in English) HERE
I guarantee that I will always remember St. Petersburg. In fact, I hope to create a beaded painting inspired by this city in the near future! 😀