New Beaded Police Dog Pin Pendant!

Dear friends, two new items have been listed in my Etsy and Amazon Handmade shops. The first, a bead-embroidered German Shepherd police dog! I have been wanting to make one of these for awhile, because I feel we owe so much to these amazing dogs. They put their lives on the line every single day. If you are interested in a custom beaded Police Dog pin or framed portrait in a different breed, please use the Contact form to send photos of your dog.

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If you would like to help buy a police dog a bulletproof vest, consider donating to Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog this holiday season.  This is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to support Massachusetts police dogs, by helping provide bulletproof vests, essential equipment, training, & dogs. Vests cost over $1000 each, but they are worth every penny considering how many lives these dogs save.

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Also, check out my latest customized Miniature Schnauzer pin pendant. This dog is Black and Silver. I used at least 6 different colors of seed beads for this piece as well as a drop bead for the nose. This design is currently available for sale on Etsy and Amazon.. Enter coupon code HOLIDAY16 to save 15% on any purchase of $10 or more in my Etsy shop. Coupon expires December 15, 2016.. Perhaps I should make matching earrings next?

New Beaded Miniature Schnauzer Pin

Dear friends, check out my latest custom order – a beaded Miniature Schnauzer pin pendant. This piece was inspired by photos of my customer’s dog named Savy.

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First, I cut out some felt shapes and stitched them to a piece of stiff beading foundation. Then, I stitched on eyes and a nose. These are special glass doll eyes which are attached to a wire. The eyes measure 1-mm, and the nose is 2-mm. Yes, I could also use a drop bead for the nose and seed beads for the eyes, but I really like the glass doll eyes because they are more round.

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Next, I began stitching tiny Japanese size 15 seed beads to create the dog’s face. The face is always a challenge because it convey’s the dog’s personality. It is also a very small piece of felt – just 3/4″ tall x 1/2″ wide!

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Once, I complete the face, the rest of the dog’s body seems easy to bead.. Until I add a second layer of beaded fringe..

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Beaded Miniature Schnauzer pin pendant. 1.5″ tall x 1.25″.

 

To learn how to do layered beaded fringe, check out my Yorkshire Terrier beading pattern on Etsy.. It takes precise stitching, and a LOT of patience, but I think the results are worth it.. What do you think? 🙂