Dear friends, as it turns out, I am somewhat productive when left to my own devices… I am so thrilled to announce that I have written a new beading pattern! Learn to make a happy Papillon dog pin! Also, a digital copy of my Intro to Extreme Bead Embroidery tutorial will be included with every pattern purchase. Two PDF files for the price of one! So, if you would like to learn how to do beadwork, and have never had the time until now, this is a wonderful opportunity. Stay home & bead!! 🙂
Check out more of my beading patterns and kits on Etsy. Thanks for looking! 🙂
My Etsy shop has been busy these days! Most recently, I have made a new beaded Papillon pin. Since these dogs are small, they often stand on their hind legs to get closer to their human friends or just to see what’s going on.
For this pin, I first created a sketch based on a photo sent by my customer. My drawing served as template which I used to cut out the felt foundation seen in the photo above. I beaded the entire piece using Japanese size 15 seed beads, 13/o charlottes, and a tiny glass eye for a nose. After the first layer of bead embroidery was complete, I layered beaded fringe on the dog’s ears, tail, and stomach. Finished, this piece is a pin which can also be worn as a pendant. My customer was quite happy with how it turned out. How do you think it looks?
Time to start beading my next order! :O
My Etsy shop has been keeping me busy! Here is a photo of a custom piece I beaded last week – a sitting Papillon dog pin. Papillons are such cute little dogs- they are indeed happy:) This piece measures 2″ x 1.5″ wide (approx 5cm x 4cm). It was made by stitching tiny size 15 glass seed beads and 3 glass eyes (for the eyes and nose) to felt. Several different shades of brown & white seed beads were used, and beaded fringe was layered to add dimension & movement. This piece is a pin which can also be worn as a pendant on your favorite necklace chain. It is now listed as made-to-order for anyone who is interested. Back to finishing my 3 beaded Keeshond pins! 😀