Dear friends, I have received several orders for custom beaded pet pins recently. One was a request for a bead- embroidered Havanese dog pin. After receiving a few photos of my customer’s dog, I worked on a quick sketch which I converted into a felt foundation. And here is the design I came up with:
I began beading the dog’s cute little face by using a small glass drop bead for the nose and two tiny glass doll eyes. The rest was done in Japanese size size 15 seed beads.
Once I finished the first layer of beadwork, I added a second layer of tiny beaded fringe all over the dog’s body. This layer adds texture and movement to the dog’s hair and almost looks ‘real’! What do you think?
If you are interested in adopting your own beaded Havanese pin pendant, earrings, or even framed pet portrait, please use the Contact form above or check out my Etsy shop. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! 🙂
There is a new pair of earrings for sale in my Etsy shop!
Beaded Bichon-Frise doggie face earrings. I used Japanese size 15 seed beads and tiny glass doll eyes. They hang on sterling silver fish hooks, but they could also be made as studs..
How do they look? 😀
These past couple of weeks, I have been busy making some new pet pins which are now available for sale at my Etsy shop!
Most recently, I finished making my Cheery Chocolate Lab pin/ pendant. I made this for Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild‘s Bead Fest #4: Chocolate & Cherries. I can also make this design as a Yellow or Black lab upon request.
Here are two new pink poodle pins. These were made with Delicas and size 8 seed beads. This is the design we will be working on in my bead embroidery workshop at Boston Bead Company later this month:)
I have also made a tiny white beaded poodle pin, a Yorkshire Terrier with red Collar, a Bichon-Frise w/ blue Swarovski Crystal hair clip, and a purple poodle pin. Also available is a new beaded Corgi and West Highland White Terrier. These are all currently ready to ship!
If you are interested in a beaded pet pin of a different breed or even a different animal, I am happy to accept custom orders on a first come first serve basis. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork!
This week has been busy! First, I have begun working with a local jewelry designer helping her construct a few custom pieces. More details on that when the timing is appropriate.. I have also completed a beaded Bichon-Frise pin for my Etsy shop (You can see the finished dog on my Facebook page.) And, last night I finished my beaded Song Sparrow! 🙂
- Beaded Song Sparrow. Bead embroidery on felt. 4″ x 8″ (10cm x 20cm).
At first, I had planned to stitch this little bird to a painted canvas, but it didn’t turn out that way! Instead, I wired the sparrow to a twig that I collected on one of my beach walks. I stitched on the backing and added hanging hardware. Now, my beadwork can hang on the wall as is, not confined by a canvas or frame. I think this concept adds realism & freedom to the finished piece. It almost looks as if the bird will fly away at any moment! :O
I think I’ll submit this small work to Cambridge Art Association‘s upcoming summer art fair. What kind of bird should I make next? 😀
Also, just a quick reminder to those in Massachusetts. This weekend is the South Shore Art Center‘s 56th annual Arts Festival on the Cohasset Common! If you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by and check out my beaded Boston Trolley! Please check the event page for more details. Hope to see you there! 🙂