Category Archives: cats

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

Holiday Ordering Deadlines for Beaded Gifts on Etsy

Dear friends, its never too early to start your holiday shopping- especially when shopping for unique beaded jewelry at The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop on Etsy! Below, I have posted holiday ordering deadlines to help you place your gift orders in a timely fashion.

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For shipping within the USA:

HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINE for CUSTOM and MADE-TO-ORDER BEADED DOG & CAT JEWELRY: December 7, 2014.

For shipping overseas:

HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINE for CUSTOM  and MADE-TO-ORDER BEADED DOG & CAT JEWELRY: November 30, 2014.

Any order placed after these dates will be considered a rush order and will incur an additional fee. Bead embroidery kits, seed beads, & beading patterns also make great gifts – these are ready to ship.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES recommended by USPS:
DECEMBER 2, 2014 for FIRST CLASS & PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL…
DECEMBER 20, 2014 for FIRST CLASS & PRIORITY MAIL within the USA.
These dates apply to all ready- to-ship items :)

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Yorkie Beading Pattern Now Available en Español + New Cat!

Dear friends, Happy Halloween! I am pleased to announce that my Yorkshire Terrier beading pattern is now available in Spanish language! Please click the photo below to download on Etsy.

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Patrón en español! ¡Crea un hermoso broche o pendiente bordado de un Yorkshire Terrier! Atención: este no es un kit de bordado, tampoco un molde de cuenta por cuenta. Es un tutorial fotográfico que explica paso a paso el proceso para que usted pueda crear sus propias piezas. Aprenda cómo realizar este broche de perro bordado para usted mismo o para ese amigo que ama a los perros Yorkies :) Visite por favor mi tienda de Etsy para más detalles.

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Also, check out my latest custom order – a beaded Norwegian Forest Cat pin. This keepsake pendant was created by stitching several shades of size 15 seed beads to felt 2-3 at a time. Then,  I layered tiny 1x4mm Czech glass maco tube beads to create realism. I also used a tiny freshwater pearl for the nose. Below you can see how this pin looks when worn as a pendant!

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The holidays are fast approaching! If you are interested in ordering a custom beaded pet pin, please see my Etsy shop for more details. These can be made as pins & pendants. Earring designs and framed miniature pet portraits can be created as well. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! :D

Tutorial de Introducción a Básico Bordados con Cuentas – en Español!

Tutorial de Introducción a Básico Bordados con Cuentas - Prendedor de Gato Beading Patrón en español Etsy Extraordinarios Bordados

Dear friends, I am pleased to announce that my Intro to Extreme Bead Embroidery tutorial PDF is now available in Spanish language! Please click the photo above to purchase on Etsy :)

Aprende paso a paso el bordado básico con cuentas de cristal en ésta clase maestra. Este tutorial le enseñará como realizar la técnica de pespunte o puntada de vuelta, así como instrucciones para poner capas de bordado de cuentas con márgenes. Este tutorial lo motivará a intentar crear sus propios bordados con cuentas, joyería y arte, así como para brindarle ideas sobre mis diferentes técnicas.  Por favor, consulte este artículo en Etsy para más detalles: http://www.etsy.com/listing/205090771/pdf-tutorial-de-introduccion-a-basico

Busque más diseños de bordado del grano en el futuro! Gracias por visitar la tienda y galería de The Lone Beader en Etsy!

Pawesome Beaded Cats

Yesterday, I received an email stating that my bead embroidery has been featured on the Pawesome Cats website! I am honored! Please stop by and take a peek, comment, or share. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork! :D

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Beaded Cat Pin & Small Business Grant Contest

This week, I finished working on a special custom order. One of the pins I made was a beaded orange & white cat named Butterscotch. He was made by stitching Japanese size 15 seed beads  and 13/o charlottes to felt. I layered the beads to create a furry texture. He measures approx. 5.5cm x 5.5cm. Do you like him? Please check my Facebook page to view more beaded cats & dogs:)

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Also this week, I took the time to enter the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, just for fun! Please stop by to vote for my Etsy shop by clicking on the photo below. You can vote once per day now through Feb. 23.

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest 2014 The Lone Beader Boston Artist Etsy

If this link does not work, you can also try to vote on THIS PAGE by clicking on ‘Vote for a Business‘ and searching for The Lone Beader. Please feel free to share the link with others, too! Every vote helps small businesses stand out from the crowd, helping them win one of ten small business grants! Thank you for your consideration! :D

New Beaded Black & White Cat Pin

Finally, I made a new beaded cat pin!

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This cat was inspired by my friend’s cat named JoJo who lives in London. He is a bicolor cat who looks a lot like Sylvester! I used size Japanese seed beads for the entire piece, layering 15/o charlottes for extra sparkle. This cat’s long hair is   beaded fringe which actually moves when you touch it. I haven’t made a lot of cats because their nose and eyes are difficult to bead at this scale, but I am really happy with how this one turned out. This piece is now available for sale in my Etsy shop – please click the pic for more photos. How does he look? :D

My First Show @ Sheraton Boston Hotel!

Finally, some great photos of my first show to share with you, courtesy of Dog Breath Photography! These photos were taken on Saturday at Holiday Pet Shoppes 2012 at the Boston Sheraton Hotel.

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 I only had one table which measured 6′ x 30″ and since it was a  pet related show, I chose to bring only my pet pins, jewelry, and a few small artworks.  I also added extra lighting and a mirror for anyone interested in taking a closer look at my beaded doggie pins.

Holiday Pet Shoppes Show Sheraton Boston Hotel beaded dog pins etsy

My pins were displayed on felt covered canvases which sat on tabletop easels. I really like how this elevated the display and made it easier for people to check out my beadwork. And, I got some great pendant displays to show their versatility.

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I  displayed my beaded fire truck on top of a fabric-covered shelf which stood about 1-foot higher than the rest of my items. This really added visual interest to my table.

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And, my beaded motorcycle was a big hit with the kids! They couldn’t believe it was made out of beads!

Holiday Pet Shoppes 2012 beaded motorcycle display first craft show booth etsy

Overall, this show was a great experience for me. It was small enough that I wasn’t stressed, and the audience was a very focused group, so they were interested in my items. Most attendees stopped by my table. I did sell a couple of pieces, but more importantly, many people asked about custom orders, and took my business card.

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 The best part was meeting a little girl who was very interested in learning how to make a beaded doggie pin. I hope she will be able to take a class with me someday! As for any future shows, well.. we’ll see what happens. It’s definitely a  risk, and there is a lot of preparation involved, but it is a lot of fun to meet people who might not otherwise learn about my work! :D

New Beaded Pendant Display!

Recently, I acquired a mannequin dress form to use for displaying my beaded pins & pendants. So, I have started taking some new photos of my work to post in my Etsy shop. Here are some pics of pet pins which are currently ready to ship. Hopefully now you will have a better idea of how big they are. How do they look? (Please click the pics to view listing.)

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English Bulldog

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Blue Persian Cat

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Red Shar Pei

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Northern Cardinal

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Sitting Puli

In the last photo, you will see my latest custom order, a beaded Puli dog pin! This one was quite a challenge to make, as I used tiny 1x4mm Czech micro bugle beads! On Facebook, I noted that I broke at least one bead, one beading needle, and one thread while working on this, but it was worth it. Click the pic for a closer look:) Hope I have better luck beading my Poodle Collar Necklace! :O

Rare Blue Beaded Persian Cat Pin/ Pendant

Finally something for cat lovers! This week, I worked on a new item – a beaded Blue Persian Cat pin!

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For this project, I tried something new – Nicole’s BeadBacking. I discovered this product on Etsy, and decided to give it a shot. It is a little less expensive and it comes in every color of the rainbow. This material is similar to Lacy’s Stiff Stuff, but it seems much stiffer. It was easy to cut out the shape of my cat, but when I started beading, I wasn’t sure I’d like it. After working for awhile, it became softer, but still offered the support my beadwork needed. Overall, I think it is much stronger/ tougher than Lacy’s. I really like it a lot!

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For my cat, I stitched together several layers of bead backing, then used a combination of size 15 & size 11 glass seed beads in several different shades of blue & gray. I don’t make cats very often, so it was quite a challenge!

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After my first layer of beadwork was complete, I layered quite a bit of fringe to accentuate this cat’s long beautiful hair. The fringe actually moves when you touch it, revealing more beadwork beneath. How do you think he looks?

Rare Blue Persian Beaded Cat Pin Pendant Bead Embroidery Etsy Beadwork

This pin is currently listed for sale on Etsy – you can see more photos there. I really like how this cat turned out – It looks great as a pin, but it really makes a unique pendant! I plan to make him in all different colors! :D