C’est La Vie En Perles!

Vintage beaded lady walking dog pin French pink poodle shopping Champs-Élysées bead embroidery beadwork

The other day, I finished beading my first 2-part pin, entitled ‘C’est La Vie En Perles‘:) This piece was inspired by the costume jewelry of the 1920’s and memories of a visit to Paris, France. Who wouldn’t want to go shopping on the Champs-Élysées while walking a sweet little pink poodle? :D

Vintage beaded lady walking dog pin French pink poodle shopping Champs-Élysées bead embroidery beadwork

It may be hard to tell from the photo, but this piece is extremely small. The lady measures approx. 6cm tall x 4cm wide. She is carrying a beaded shopping bag which measures 1.5cm x 2cm wide. She was beaded entirely with Japanese size 15 seed beads and 13/o charlottes. The handbag was beaded with size 11/o seed beads and 13/o charlottes. Its handle was made with sterling silver wire.

Vintage beaded lady walking dog pin French pink poodle shopping Champs-Élysées bead embroidery beadwork

My beaded lady is walking a tiny beaded poodle which measures 2.5cm x 2.5cm. The dog was beaded with tiny pink freshwater pearls and size 15 glass seed beads. I also used a 1mm glass eye for the nose. The dog’s leash is a fine sterling silver chain.

Vintage beaded lady walking dog pin French pink poodle shopping Champs-Élysées bead embroidery beadwork

I imagine the dog is taking the lady bead shopping! What do you think? ;)

12 responses to “C’est La Vie En Perles!

  1. OMGoodness!! This is just too cute!! I love your work and how you illustrate it here. I’ll be visiting more.

  2. have not seen this type of work in a long time where can I get the pattern for it

  3. this is just amazing! What incredible, intricate work!

  4. Your work is amazing. I want a handbag like that!

  5. I love it! The handbag is too cute and the sterling silver accents are perfect. You sure have a good eye for what beads to use, those pink pearl beads make perfect poodle fur!

  6. Wow- your piece is fantastic! I love the beading on the purse and the poodle is adorable!

  7. Amazing movement! Artistic!

  8. Cute! I love the pink poodle!

  9. Tat is utterly delightful LB!

  10. What a cute puppy! I love how you’ve used pearls for the fur!