Making a Beaded Pitbull Pin

Last week, I received a new custom order for a beaded Pitbull pin. I was excited about making one since this one was a Blue Nose Pitbull.

red gray black pit bull beadwork bead embroidery etsy brooch pendant beads

After deciding on a photo to use, I worked on a drawing. As you can see the perspective of this dog is much different than my other beaded dogs..

bead embroidery seed beads beadwork gray pit bull dog pin beading

Using my drawing as a template, I cut out several layers of felt and stitched them together. First, I stitched gray 13/o charlottes and white 15/o seed beads. I really like this color, but I wanted to incorporate some blue. So, after finishing the first layer of beadwork, I layered transparent matte blue seed beads over the gray. This piece is heavily beaded now!

beaded seed beads bead embroidery pit bull dog brooch pendant etsy custom order

When looking at this piece up close on a computer screen, it may look like the dog is striped with blue & gray. BUT in real life, this pin is very small – just 5cm x 5cm- so the eye really blends these 2 colors together when viewing from a distance. It looks much more unique than just a plain gray Pitbull! How do you think he looks? :D

After much thought, I decided to list this item as Made-to Order in my Etsy shop. Please note color choices when ordering. This piece can be made in black, blue, brown, gray, or red. What kind of dog should I bead next? :D

 

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