‘Pretty in Poodles’ Micro-Beaded Dog Collar

Long time, no post! For those who haven’t been following my beadwork on Facebook, here is my latest creation. A micro-beaded dog collar (or choker necklace) featuring 7 corded poodles in all different colors!

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Each poodle was created individually by stitching tiny glass seed beads to felt 2-3 beads at a time. The poodles’ hair was made using Czech 1x4mm micro-bugle beads and 13/o charlottes. The hair is long beaded fringe which actually moves when you touch it, feeling silky soft! 😀

micro beaded corded poodles dog collar necklace bead embroidery beadwork etsy jewelry

After the poodles were beaded, they were then stitched together into the shape of the necklace. Closure is a sterling silver chain & lobster claw clasp. Beadwork measures approx. 10″ x 3″ (25cm wide x 7.7cm tall). Necklace fits 14″ – 16″ (35 – 40cm). Please view the Etsy listing for more details. 

micro beaded corded poodle dog collar necklace choker bead embroidery beadwork etsy jewelry

This is a one-of-a-kind wearable art piece which will not be duplicated. If you are interested in a custom beaded dog collar of a different breed, please contact me through my Etsy shop. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! 🙂

Walkin’ the Beaded Dog..

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Last week, I started working on something completely new: a beaded lady walking her pink poodle! The poodle is VERY tiny – 1″ x 1″ (2.5cm x 2.5cm). I used Japanese size 15 seed beads & tiny pink freshwater pearls, as well as a 1mm glass eye for the dog’s nose.

The lady measures approx. 6cm tall x 4cm wide. Her arms are very skinny – only 3mm wide! I used a combination of size 15 seed beads and 13/o charlottes. I will say it wasn’t easy to bead these tiny pieces because there is no fabric to hold on to while beading. I agree that her face does look a bit strange (maybe because its beaded?), but I think that given her tiny size, she will look just fine from a distance.  How do you think she looks? I have one more tiny piece to bead, then I will connect everything together. Perhaps I should use a thimble this time! :O