Big Beaded Mooney Airplane Brooch

Dear friends, I hope you have been enjoying the summer! I have been keeping busy working on my Russian bead painting mostly, but recently, I received a new custom order which I would like to share with you. My customer asked for a beaded Mooney airplane pin!

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My father was a private pilot – he flew a Stinson Voyager. When I was young, I spent many weekends hanging out in the hangar and going for airplane rides with my Dad. We even took a couple of long distance trips that I remember, and one time he actually let me ‘fly’ the plane. Flying with Dad was always an adventure. So, I was more than happy to make a bead-embroidered airplane!

First, I sent my customer a sketch. Once a design was agreed upon, I made several paper templates which I used to create felt shapes. I stitched the shapes to a larger piece of stiff beading foundation. I started out by beading several details, such as the windows, the stripe, and the nose. The windows are covered with tiny pieces of clear vinyl. I also embroidered the aircraft number with blue thread.

Micro-beaded Mooney airplane brooch bead embroidery etsy Amazon Handmade aviation art pilot

I started beading the body of the plane with 1x4mm Czech maco tube beads. These are extremely tiny and fragile, so I had to use my size 15 beading needle. Good thing I had a whole package of these needles because I ended up breaking several of them during this project. As you can see below, this piece required many tiny stitches!

Micro-beaded Mooney airplane brooch bead embroidery etsy Amazon Handmade aviation art pilot

And here is the finished piece. I created the propellor by wrapping pieces of sterling silver solder strips with silver plated wire. Then, I stitched each piece to the back.

Micro-beaded Mooney airplane brooch bead embroidery etsy Amazon Handmade aviation art pilot

It may not be an exact replica, but its pretty close!

Micro-beaded Mooney airplane brooch bead embroidery etsy Amazon Handmade aviation art pilot

This piece is a bit larger than most of my other pins, about 3.5″ x 3.5″. I stitched a pin and handmade bail to the back. This will definitely be a conversation piece. What do you think?

Micro-beaded Mooney airplane brooch bead embroidery etsy Amazon Handmade aviation art pilot

If you are interested in a special beaded gift or framed portrait, please use the Contact form above or message me through Etsy! Thank you for your interest in my beadwork!🙂

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!😀

Custom Beaded Black Lab & Pit Bull Pins

Over the past week or so, I have been busy working on an order for 4 custom beaded pet pins.. Here are the first two dogs I have completed:

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The first is a beaded black Labrador Retriever pin pendant. This one was made using tiny size 15 seed beads 13/0 charlottes. The ears & tail were made using a freeform peyote stitch technique. This piece measures about 4.5cm x 7cm wide…

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The second is a Brindle Pit Bull pin pendant. This is the same design as my beaded Blue-Nose Pit Bull. The texture of this piece was created by layering tiny seed beads over other seed beads in several different browns. How do you think it looks? You can view progress photos of these pieces on Facebook or Instagram..

If you are interested in a custom beaded pet pin, please contact me for more details.. Next on my list: two orange & white beaded cats!😀

Make a Beaded Pug Pin or Pendant

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Last week, I finished writing a new beading pattern! Learn how to create an adorable beaded Pug pin or pendant! This beading pattern is a photographic tutorial which explains the step-by-step process which I used to create this piece. You will need size 15/0 seed beads, felt, Ultrasuede, beading needles, thread, and one pin back to complete this piece. PDF file is 16 pages long and includes a 45 color photos, step-by-step instructions, a sketch which you can printed out and use as a template. The pattern is now available for sale on Etsy – you can now download the instructions immediately after purchase! Please visit my Etsy shop or click the pic for more details. Happy beading!🙂

 

New Tiny Blue Beaded Poodle Pendant

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There is a new blue beaded poodle pendant listed in my Etsy shop! This piece is very tiny – measuring just 3.5cm x 3.5cm. I used size 11/o and 15/o seed beads to create this poodle’s curly hair. Wear this piece as either a pin or a pendant. This adorable poodle pin is now available for sale at my Etsy shop HERE. This design can also be made in black, white, brown, gray, pink, or purple. The perfect gift idea for your Valentine, or for anyone who loves miniature poodles!😀