Category Archives: Boston

Starting a Successful Beading Business Online

Dear friends, I am thrilled to have been featured in a new blog post written by local marketing executive and fine art photographer, Cynthia A. Stephens. Please click the screenshot below to read & comment.

Blog Feature The Lone Beader Starting a Successful Art Beading Business Etsy Craftsy

Also, just a reminder that my big Black Friday sale is well underway. Save up to 15% everything in my Etsy shop now through Monday, December 1, 2014. I appreciate your interest in my beadwork! :)

Black Friday Sale on Etsy starts now!

Dear friends, Black Friday starts now!  Save up to 15% off everything in my Etsy shop now through December 1, 2014. No coupon code needed! Please click the image below for more details:

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 Also, don’t forget to double check my Holiday Ordering & Shipping deadlines HERE. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork! :0

The Lone Beader at Newbury Handmade Market

Beaded Dog Jewelry Bead Embroidery Kits Newbury Street Boston Handmade Market

Dear friends, just a quick reminder. This week, I am selling my beaded dog jewelry, bead art, and beading kits at Newbury Handmade Market featuring Etsy artists every day through  Thursday, July 17, 2014. The shop is located at 301 Newbury Street, Boston, MA. Open daily 11am-7pm. Please stop by and say hello! :D

4th of July Sale & Blue Beaded Poodle Pin

The past few days, it has been extremely hot here in Boston, and I have been very busy! I am preparing for a week -long visit to Newbury Handmade Market. I will be selling some of my beadwork there from July 11-17. I have made a few new items for the event, including a tiny blue & gray beaded Poodle pendant! This poodle was made using size 11 and size 15 seed beads. It measures 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm. This poodle can also be made in other colors upon request. Please click the pic to view more details:)

blue beaded miniature poodle pin pendant keepsake pet memorial gift etsy

Also, I am currently running a holiday sale on Etsy! Now through Sunday, all bead embroidery kits, patterns, and felt shapes will be 15% off the regular price. Please visit my Facebook page to check the progress of my latest piece, or download my iPhone app from iTunes today! Happy beading:)

The Lone Beader’s FREE iPhone App!

Dear friends, I am excited to announce that my free mobile app is now available in the iTunes App Store! Follow the progress of my beadwork or shop my Etsy store from anywhere in the world right from your iPhone or iPad! Click the screenshot below to download. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork:)

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Download the Lone Beader's iPhone app on Apple iTunes store beads beading beadwork bead embroidery

‘Poodle in Public Garden’ Beaded Cuff Bracelet

I have been busy the past few weeks. I am preparing for a week long Newbury Handmade Market next month, so I started restocking some of my most popular Etsy items, such as beaded Pugs and Poodles.. Then, inspiration hit and I made my first beaded Poodle cuff bracelet! :D

brown beaded Poodle in boston public garden cuff bracelet bangle bead embroidery etsy

This 2″ bracelet was made by stitching tiny glass seed beads and vintage German glass flowers and leaves to felt. Beadwork was mounted onto a blank metal cuff and lined with Ultrasuede. If you would like to view the progress of my bead embroidery, please see this album on Facebook.

brown beaded Poodle in public garden cuff bracelet etsy bead embroidery dog

I decided to call this piece ‘Poodle in Public Garden‘ because it reminds me of all the adorable dogs I always see walking in the Boston Public Garden. It is currently available for sale in my Etsy shop.

beaded poodle in public garden cuff bangle bracelet bead embroidery etsy

This piece can also be customized to include the beaded dog breed of your choice. If you would like to order your own custom ‘Public Garden’ beaded bracelet, please see my Etsy shop for more details.. or use the Contact form above:) Thanks for looking! :D

The Lone Beader @ Newbury Handmade Market

Dear friends, mark your calendars! I am thrilled to announce that I will be participating at Newbury Handmade Market this summer. I will be selling beaded doggie pins, pendants, bead embroidery kits, and art for one week at Newbury Handmade Market in Boston, MA. Newbury Handmade Market is an independently-organized showcase of local Etsy artists, returning to Newbury Street for its second year running!

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Stop by and say hello July 11-17, 2014!

Please stop by 301 Newbury Street to say hello July 11-17, 2014. The shop will be open daily from 11am- 7pm. Please click the pic for more details. Until then, I will be busy creating new items for the event. Check out my Facebook page to see what I’m beading! Also, please  join this event on Facebook to help spread the word! I hope to see you there! :D

Veteran’s Day Sale: 15% Off Beading Kits & Patterns

Just a quick note today announcing my Veteran’s Day Sale on Etsy. For a very limited time, all bead embroidery kits and patterns are 15% off the original price now through Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, 11PM EST. Click HERE to view the sale section.. Get a head start on your holiday beading projects today!

Custom beaded Oakland A's sterling silver MLB baseball earrings bead embroidery Red Sox etsy

Also, check out my latest custom order! Bead embroidered Oakland Athletics sterling silver earrings! These were a bit of a challenge to make due to the size and shape – they measure approx. 1″ x 1″… If you are interested in custom beaded Boston Red Sox earrings made in the same manner, I would be happy to make them on custom order, but I might have to make a pair for myself, first! ;)

 

My First Art Festival!

I survived my first art at festival! This weekend, I had a booth at Festival By The Sea in Manchester, MA. It was a wonderful experience. Special thanks to friends who helped set up my tent and hang a few paintings before the show started – there is no way I could have done everything myself! :O

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My set-up was pretty basic. I had a couple of tables for jewelry and small paintings, 2 hanging pegboards for larger paintings, a bust form to display my pet pins, a literature rack for beading kits, and 4 easels for more bead paintings. I was a bit nervous about having easels there because they take up quite a bit of space, and they can be a hazard in the wind. I came prepared with 20-lb sandbags & concrete blocks just in case..

Luckily, the weather cooperated. It turned out to be the perfect day for an art festival. I made a few sales, my tent was always full of people, and Cape Ann TV did an interview with me! Since this was my first show ever, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the response was very positive! Nearly everyone who visited my booth said they had never seen anything like my work before. One woman even said that this type of show is much too small for my work – she insisted that I need to show my work in a gallery in NYC (hopefully someday!).. Children of all ages seemed to enjoy my beadwork, too – they could relate to the subjects right away, and many asked me questions! Seeing people smile when they viewed my pieces made me very happy:)

Even though it was a lot of work, doing this festival was a positive experience. I think I may have to start doing more shows in the future! :D

Gearing up for an Art Festival by the Sea

Art Festival by the Sea Manchester MA 2013 Etsy Beadwork Craft Fair Beading Beads

I have been invited to do an art festival in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA!! This will be my first festival and I will admit that I am a little nervous about it. There is so much to plan for, and I don’t really have much time or space to do it.. This week, I am revamping my booth design just a bit as well as figuring out the best way to windproof my displays all while doing it on a limited budget. It looks like the weather may cooperate, but in New England, anything could happen. If you have any tips or suggestions for a newbie, please leave them in the comments below..

Anyways, it sounds like it will be a fun event. There will be many artists and crafters showcasing their works, as well as locally grown products, concerts in the park, and a beer garden! If you happen to be north of Boston on Saturday, August 3, please stop by and say hello! (Click the pic above for more info:) I will do my best to post updates on Facebook and Twitter. Hope to see you there!