Expressing Gratitude through Bead Embroidery

Dear friends, I have been thinking about the subject of gratitude lately. I often stay up late doing bead embroidery feeling incredibly grateful that I have discovered a craft which brings me so much joy. I am also grateful for all of the amazing friends I have met along my creative journey, all of the places I have traveled, and for each and every opportunity that has come my way.

Sign up for The Lone Beader's Newsletter Free copy of Intro to Extreme Bead EmbroiderySo, to express gratitude, I have decided to provide FREE access to my Intro to Extreme Bead Embroidery tutorial when you sign up for my e-newsletter. Shortly after sign-up, you will receive a link to view the PDF file in the Final Welcome Email. I hope this tutorial will inspire you to try the art of bead embroidery!

PDF: YORKIE Tutorial de bordado con cuentas del prendedor o pendiente de perro - Yorkshire Terrier - etsy beads español

I have also decided to lower prices on all beading patterns and kits on Etsy, Amazon, and Google Books. Beading patterns are now priced at $0.99 and $1.99 across the board, in English and Spanish. Now you can learn how to create some of my most popular beaded dog pins and pendants for a fraction of the original price!

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If you have just stumbled upon this post and would like to learn more about me, please check out this recent feature on the Caravan Beads blog. Someday I will make it up to Maine to check out their shop..

What are you grateful for and what are some ways you express gratitude? 🙂

Upcoming Beading Class in San Diego!

Dear friends, I have some exciting news! I have been invited to be a guest speaker and beading teacher at the San Diego Bead Society & you are invited to attend! Monthly meeting takes place at Mingei International Museum on April 16, 2016 at 10am. Please view the Events page for more details:)

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Beading class takes place Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Del Mar. You will make a beaded poodle pin, which can also be worn as a pendant! You will create a layered felt foundation, do bead embroidery using Delicas, as well as add texture by using the backstitch and stop stitch techniques. This class is suitable for beginning beaders and can be made in the color of your choice. Please see the San Diego‬ Bead Society website for more details, class registration, and directions. Hope to see you there! 🙂

My Free iPhone App & Amazon Handmade Store

Dear friends, my free iPhone app is back in the iTunes store.. It features a link to my new Amazon Handmade store, as well as my Etsy store. Now you can follow the progress of my beadwork on Facebook and/or Instagram and shop for beading patterns all in one place! Thanks for your interest in my bead embroidery! 🙂

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15/0 Seed Beads for Yorkie Beading Kits

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.

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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.

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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:)

The Lone Beader’s FREE iPhone App!

Dear friends, I am excited to announce that my free mobile app is now available in the iTunes App Store! Follow the progress of my beadwork or shop my Etsy store from anywhere in the world right from your iPhone or iPad! Click the screenshot below to download. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork:)

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Make a Beaded Maltese Pin or Pendant

A new beading pattern is now available for sale in my Etsy shop!

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Make your own beaded Maltese dog pin or pendant. This 14-page PDF file includes a printable pattern, 34 color photos, and step-by-step instructions. This piece is suitable for Intermediate beaders. Please click the photo above for more details. You know you want to make one! 😉

If you would like to learn basic bead embroidery stitches before you make your beaded Maltese, please check out my Intro to Extreme Bead Embroidery tutorial. Happy beading from Boston! 😀