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 thoughts on “C’est La Vie En Perles!

  1. 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!

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