My latest beaded dog pin was inspired by Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. Of course, I chose to make a Corgi! The Queen loves Welsh Corgis and keeps several of them, from what I understand. I wonder if she would like to have a beaded Corgi brooch? 😀
My beaded Corgi was created by stitching tiny size 15/o glass seed beads to felt. I used several different shades of brown and cream. I also stitched on a tiny crown made of Bali Silver spacer beads. The pin measures approx. 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″w (4.5 cm x 4.5cm). How does she look?
If Her Royal Highness would like me to make her a Queen Corgi pin, she will have to place an order through my Etsy shop. The pin in the above picture sold so quickly, I had to relist the item as made-to-order! What kind of dog should I make next? 😀
If you have been following my blog for the past couple of years, you remember that I have visited/written about England a few times. On my last visit to London
, my friend and I drove to Brighton
for a day. Being that it was my first time in a car in England, I will never forget it. My friend did the driving, but left me with the map to navigate! Once we arrived, we met up with 2 other friends and strolled about the town stopping at several pubs and shops as well as Brighton Pier
. One of the shops we visited was the Brighton Bead Shop
(aka. Beads Unlimited). This is a colourful shop which sells a variety of beads and jewelry-making supplies. If it weren’t for the fact that I had just spent all my bead-shopping money in the Czech Republic
, I could have done some serious shopping there!
Coincidentally, not long after I returned to the States, I received a message from Jo at beadsunlimited.co.uk. She had discovered my beadwork online and wanted to feature it on the shop’s myspace page! Since then, Jo and I have stayed in touch and when she asked to interview me for Beads Unlimited‘s new Bead Barmy blog, I was thrilled! Click the pic below to read the full interview:
I am honoured to be featured on this blog!I hope to visit Brighton and Beads Unlimited again sometime soon! 🙂
Yes, today is my birthday, but I don’t really want to talk about that. Some years, you’re just not in the mood, ya know? However, I am in the mood to continue working on my piece. Below, you’ll see that I’ve begun to create the felt foundation for my bead-embroidered brick building. The building is the background for my beaded Banksy pink car. So far, it is five felt layers thick.
Also, see the little stenciled Banksy girl
in the photo? How do you interpret her image? To some, it appears that she has accidentally let go of her heart-shaped balloon, and is hoping that it will come back to her. Or, she has simply gotten tired of holding it. The twine started to cut into her hand and was hurting her. So, she let go, full well knowing that the next time she sees it, it will be all tangled in the power lines hanging lifeless. Either way, it will never return…