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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! :)

Featured in AKC Family Dog Magazine!

Dear friends, this month, I am thrilled to announce that my beadwork has been featured in the Sept./Oct. issue of AKC Family Dog Magazine! Please click the pic below for a link to view the digital edition on Facebook. My beaded Yorkie is on page 10! :D

The Lone Beader Featured in AKC Family Dog Magazine Beaded Yorkshire Terrier pin pendant dog jewelry etsy

Also, check out my latest custom order – a beaded Blue Roan English Cocker Spaniel pin. This piece was created by stitching tiny glass beads to felt. Tiny beaded fringe was layered to make the dog’s ears & body look dimensional. Beaded fringe actually moves when you touch it. This design can be customized to look like your English Cocker Spaniel!

Beaded Blue Roan English Cocker Spaniel Pin Brooch Bead Embroidery Beadwork Dog Jewelry Etsy

If you are interested in a custom beaded pet portrait, pin, pendant, or earrings, please contact me through Etsy or use the contact form above. Please follow me on Facebook or Instagram to see what I make next! Thanks for your interest in my beadwork:)

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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Featured in AKC Family Dog Magazine!

AKC Family Dog Magazine American Kennel Club Yorkie Beaded Jewelry Etsy July 2013

In the past week, I have noticed a significant increase in traffic at my Etsy shop when I remembered that my beadwork was due to be printed in a new magazine! My beaded Yorkshire Terrier pin has just been featured in the Canine Art Gallery in this month’s AKC Family Dog Magazine! Please view page 8 of the Digital Edition of this issue on Facebook. If you would like to subscribe to this popular magazine, click the pic above.. To view more beaded canine pins and jewelry, please visit my Etsy shop. Thank you so much for your interest! Back to beading:)

Book Feature: Mastering the Art of Embroidery

A new book arrived from the UK today!

Mastering the Art of Embroidery

by Sophie Long.

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This is a gorgeous 288-page hardcover book outlining ‘traditional techniques and contemporary applications for hand and machine embroidery’. There are 8 chapters which cover Surface Embroidery, Counted Surface Embroidery, Embellishment, Stumpwork, Whitework, Three-dimensional Embroidery, Free-Motion Embroidery, and Digital Embroidery.

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Each chapter covers a number of embroidery techniques including a brief history as well as vibrant photos, illustrations, patterns, and tutorials. I was pleased to see a number of pages about bead embroidery in the Embellishment chapter. I also enjoyed the sections about Canvas Work, Blackwork, and Figures.. I had no idea there were so many stitches to learn!

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Each chapter also features a number of inspiring artist profiles which explain their tips and techniques – mine is on page 134! I am honoured that my beadwork is featured in such a beautiful and extensive book about the fine art of embroidery:)

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If you are looking for a modern book which covers all aspects of hand and machine embroidery, this is definitely the one to get! You can order a signed hardcover copy directly from Sophie’s website. You will also find a softcover version at here in the USA. Enjoy!

Featured Bead Artist in Beadwork Magazine: March 2013

Beadwork Magazine Feb. March 2013 Beadwork Bead Artist Page The Lone Beader

Today, I am thrilled to announce that I am the featured Bead Artist in the Feb/March issue of Beadwork Magazine!  I am very grateful for this opportunity! If you do not have a subscription, the digital edition is also available for purchase at the Interweave Store. Here’s a peek at the article:

Beading Daily Bead Artist Beadwork Magazine Feature Diana Grygo Interview The Lone Beader Boston Cambridge

Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! :)

New Bead Embroidery Workshop in Cambridge, MA!

Thursday night’s reception at Boston Bead Company was fun! What a wonderful opportunity to show some of my beadwork in Harvard Square. I also had the chance to talk about my creative process to those who were interested and perhaps new to bead embroidery. Here’s a quick pic of Carson Eddy, the shop owner, and I.. We had a great time checking out all of the gorgeous seed beads currently in stock for the Fall Seed Bead Trunk Show!

Boston Bead Company Carson Eddy The Lone Beader Artist Bead Embroidery Workshop

After the reception, I went out with friends sporting my latest micro-beaded poodle necklace. This piece is so much fun to wear & it really commands attention. Perhaps I should make more beaded dog collars! :D

The Lone Beader Diana Grygo Micro Beaded Corded Poodle Dog Collar Necklace Etsy

If you are in the Boston area, and would like to learn how to do bead embroidery, Boston Bead Company has added a beading class with me to next month’s calendar! :O

The Lone Beader's Bead Embroidery Class Workshop Boston Cambridge pink poodle beading class

Register now!

Register now for this 5-hour workshop. I will be teaching some basic bead embroidery techniques, as well as how to make an adorable Pink Poodle pin. This workshop will be held at the Cambridge store one time only. Class will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 10am-3pm. Six students maximum, so register early! H0pe to see you there! :D

Featured in Fire Mountain Gems’ 2011-2012 Catalog

Yesterday, I received an email from Fire Mountain Gems. They informed me that my beaded Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Einstein, has been featured in their 2011-2012 Comprehensive Catalog! Check it out:

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Featured in Fire Mountain Gems' 2011-2012 Comprehensive Catalog! (Page 314)

My bead embroidered dog pin is featured in the Seed Beads section. Click the photo above and jump to page 314 to see for yourself! You can also take a closer look at my pin in their Gallery of Designs. This is the first time my beadwork has been featured in this catalog – I am honored! Can’t wait to receive my copy in the mail! For those who may be interested, this pin is still available for sale in my Etsy shop. Also, don’t forget to check my Facebook page for updates on the progress of my beaded Radio City Music Hall painting.. Back to beading! :D

Bead Junkie

The Lone Beader's E-Junkie Interview

Featured Seller of the Week on!

This week, I am proud to be featured Seller of the Week on! I had never stumbled upon this website before they contacted me. is a blog that features small business owners with special focus on self-publishing and e-commerce. I have found this to be a fascinating site & I am honoured that they chose to feature my beadwork! I hope you will stop by to read my interview. Also, check past entries to view some amazing artwork!

Beaded Purple Miniature Poodle Pin/ Pendant on Etsy

Beaded Purple Poodle Pin/Pendant. Bead embroidery on felt.

Also, check out my latest beaded dog – a purple miniature poodle! This piece is a pin that can also be worn as a pendant measuring 2″ x 2″ (5cm x 5cm). I created this diva dog by stitching tiny Japanese 15/o seed beads to felt. I really love how this one turned out. I plan to offer it in all colours of the rainbow! Please click the pic to view the listing in my Etsy shop. What kind of dog will I make next… ;)

My First Podcast Interview!

Interview Podcast with The Lone Beader on Bead Circle

My interview on!

A few weeks ago, Mandi from called to ask me some questions about my life as a beader, my bead embroidery techniques, inspirations, and my beaded plans for the future. She recorded the interview and posted it on her website as a podcast! I will admit I was kind of nervous about doing this (I’m a little shy!), but Mandi made me feel very comfortable. She is such a sweetheart! We even stayed on the phone and talked for quite a long time after the interview, too! It  was a fun experience, and what a great way to start off the week! :) Please click the above screen shot to listen to the podcast. Also, be sure to leave a comment on Mandi’s post for your chance to win a FREE copy of my Intro to Basic Extreme Bead Embroidery tutorial! Thanks so much for your interest in my beadwork! Back to beading! :D