Large Beaded Leopard Brooch

Dear friends, I have been busy working on yet another custom order! Here is my latest – a large beaded Leopard brooch.. This is my first wild cat pin!

Beaded Leopard Brooch Bead embroidery beadwork Etsy Amazon Handmade Beads Cat Animal Jewelry

After working on a sketch, I transferred the image to a piece of stiff beading foundation and cut it out. Then, I cut out several more pieces of felt which would make the body of the cat appear to be in relief. After stitching these felt pieces together, I began beading the cat’s face. This piece is larger than usual, so it was a bit easier to get some detail in the cat’s face and nose. I used at least 8 different color seed beads as well as tiny glass eyes for the face.

Beaded Leopard Brooch Bead embroidery animal pin Beadwork cat jewelry beads Etsy Amazon artist

By the time I started the body, I was using just 5 colors of seed beads. Two different shades of gold, black, transparent black, and a transparent cream color. When the Leopard’s body was beaded, I layered some matte brown beads to mimic the spots on the animal’s back. Beaded Leopard cat brooch bead embroidery animal jewelry beadwork beads etsy artist fashion Amazon Handmade

I stitched wire to the back of the Leopard to stiffen his legs and tail, then I stitched Ultrasuede and a pin back to reverse side of the piece..

Beaded Leopard pin back brooch Etsy Amazon Handmade cat jewelry bead embroidery seed beads Ultrasuede

This piece is oversized. It measures approx. 3.5″ wide x 2.25″ tall… What do you think?  😀

Jack Russell Terrier Bead Embroidery Pattern en Español!

PDF: JACK RUSSELL Terrier Tutorial de bordado con cuentas del prendedor o pendiente de perro Etsy español Spanish Beading pattern

 Dear friends, I am pleased to announce that my Jack Russell Terrier beading pattern is now available in Spanish language! Please click the photo above to download on Etsy.

¡Bórdado por ti mismo! Aprenda a bordar su propio pin o pendiente del perro Jack Russell Terrier con mi nuevo modelo de bordado. Este archivo PDF explica paso a paso el proceso que seguí para crear ésta pieza. Borde este pin de perro para usted mismo y úselo como prendedor de ropa, o como pendiente o dije de su collar favorito! Aprenda a realizar este prendedor de perro bordado para usted mismo o para ese amigo que ama los Jack Russell Terriers 🙂 Visite por favor mi tienda de Etsy para más detalles.

PDF: JACK RUSSELL Terrier Tutorial de bordado con cuentas del prendedor o pendiente de perro Etsy joyeria bead embroidery pattern patron en espanol

Busque más diseños de bordado del grano en el futuro! Gracias por visitar la tienda y galería de The Lone Beader en Etsy!

Featured in AKC Family Dog Magazine!

Dear friends, this month, I am thrilled to announce that my beadwork has been featured in the Sept./Oct. issue of AKC Family Dog Magazine! Please click the pic below for a link to view the digital edition on Facebook. My beaded Yorkie is on page 10! 😀

The Lone Beader Featured in AKC Family Dog Magazine Beaded Yorkshire Terrier pin pendant dog jewelry etsy

Also, check out my latest custom order – a beaded Blue Roan English Cocker Spaniel pin. This piece was created by stitching tiny glass beads to felt. Tiny beaded fringe was layered to make the dog’s ears & body look dimensional. Beaded fringe actually moves when you touch it. This design can be customized to look like your English Cocker Spaniel!

Beaded Blue Roan English Cocker Spaniel Pin Brooch Bead Embroidery Beadwork Dog Jewelry Etsy

If you are interested in a custom beaded pet portrait, pin, pendant, or earrings, please contact me through Etsy or use the contact form above. Please follow me on Facebook or Instagram to see what I make next! Thanks for your interest in my beadwork:)

Beaded Spring Chicken

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This week, I finished a new commissioned painting featuring  a beaded Wyandotte chicken! This piece consists of extreme bead embroidery stitched to a painted canvas. I used Czech & Japanese glass seed beads of all sizes. I also used Magatamas and Czech dagger beads. This bird’s feathers really move when you touch them! This piece is a small work measuring just 8″ x 8″..  My next project will be a custom beaded chicken pin.. Who knew chickens were so popular? 🙂

The Making of a Beaded Rooster..

During the past couple of weeks, I have been busy working on a commissioned bead-painting. This one will feature quite a different subject than I usually bead – a Silver-Laced Wyandotte Rooster!

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I started with a sketch which I used to created a template. Using the template, I cut out several layers of felt in different shapes. These layers will help create the relief aspect of my beadwork. Then, I began stitching mostly Japanese size 15 seed beads to my felt foundation (as well as a few larger beads). I used a few different grays and white, as well as red &  yellow.

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Once I reached the bird’s wing, I decided to try doing bead embroidery with long Magatamas! These are the large oblong shaped white beads in the photo above. I got the crazy idea to use these as feathers!

beaded Wyandotte rooster hen bead embroidery beadwork magatama beads etsy

Alternating between Magatamas and size 15’s, I worked my way up the bird’s wing. Then, I switched to the smaller clear Magatamas. These are more round then the other beads, but their hole is off-center, so it creates an interesting effect.. What do you think? 😀

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After I completed the wings, I continued beading the rest of the rooster’s body.. BUT, I am not finished yet! Please check my Facebook page for the latest updates on this project..

Also, just a quick note to let you know that my beadwork has been featured on the  Street Art United States blog. I am honored! Please stop by and take a peek! 

Thank you for your interest. Back to beading! 😀

Beaded Cat Pin & Small Business Grant Contest

This week, I finished working on a special custom order. One of the pins I made was a beaded orange & white cat named Butterscotch. He was made by stitching Japanese size 15 seed beads  and 13/o charlottes to felt. I layered the beads to create a furry texture. He measures approx. 5.5cm x 5.5cm. Do you like him? Please check my Facebook page to view more beaded cats & dogs:)

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Also this week, I took the time to enter the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, just for fun! Please stop by to vote for my Etsy shop by clicking on the photo below. You can vote once per day now through Feb. 23.

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest 2014 The Lone Beader Boston Artist Etsy

If this link does not work, you can also try to vote on THIS PAGE by clicking on ‘Vote for a Business‘ and searching for The Lone Beader. Please feel free to share the link with others, too! Every vote helps small businesses stand out from the crowd, helping them win one of ten small business grants! Thank you for your consideration! 😀