Category Archives: holiday

Lone Beader Holiday Gift Wrap Service

Dear friends, I am now offering a holiday gift wrap service in my Etsy shop! Add gift wrapping to your entire beadwork order for just $5 USD. Glossy wrapping paper features a print of my beaded artwork entitled entitled Rudy’s Dream. Please view my Etsy shop for more details.

Zazzlemade Holiday Gift Wrap The Lone Beader Jack Russell Terrier Wrapping Paper Zazzle Etsy

This wrapping paper is also available for sale on Zazzle.com.

Just a reminder, here are the 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:)

Please check my Facebook page for info regarding upcoming holiday sales.  Thank you for your interest in my beadwork!

 

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.

Unwrap Your Unique Gift Etsy holiday shopping Beaded Dog Jewelry Beads Dogs AKC Pet Gifts

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 :)

Please follow me on Facebook and Instagram for news regarding upcoming sales. If you have any questions, please use the Contact Form above. Thanks for looking!

2-Day Sale & New Beaded Scottie Dog Earrings

I am really into making tiny beaded earrings these days! Here are my latest pair of beaded Scottie Dog earrings. These are very lightweight – only 8 grams! Beadwork hangs from small sterling silver ear wires. These Scottie Dogs are wearing pink beaded collars, but I can make them in any color you wish.. These can also be made as tiny post earrings.. Please click the pic for more details.

tiny beaded scottie dog earrings beadwork bead embroidery etsy pink

Also, just a quick note to let you know that I am running a 2-Day Sale in my Etsy shop – this weekend only! All ready-to-ship beaded dog pins and pendants are 10% off, and all beading kits and patterns are 15% off.. Save an additional 10% off at checkout with coupon code HOLIDAY13. Please keep in mind, all orders (within the USA) must ship out via USPS Priority Mail no later than December 21 to guarantee Christmas delivery. I can no longer guarantee Christmas delivery for international orders. Thank you for your understanding, and thanks for your interest in my beadwork!

 

Holiday Deadlines for Custom Beaded Gifts on Etsy

It seems the holiday season is upon us now – at least here in the retail world. Last December, my Etsy shop was VERY busy, especially the week before Christmas. So, this year, I have posted new holiday ordering deadlines to help customers place their gift orders in a timely fashion.

Beaded Jack Russell Terrier sterling silver earrings etsy beadwork beading beads

Beaded Jack Russell Terrier sterling silver post earrings.

For shipping within the USA:

HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINE for CUSTOM BEADED DOG & CAT JEWELRY: December 7, 2013. This includes all made-to-order items.

For shipping overseas:

HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINE for CUSTOM BEADED DOG & CAT JEWELRY: November 30, 2013.

Any order placed after these dates will be considered a rush order and will incur an additional fee. Bead embroidery kits & beading patterns also make great gifts – these are ready to ship. There are no deadlines on Ready-to-Ship items at this time – my advice is to order early to ensure holiday delivery. If you have any questions, please ask. Thanks for looking!

Semi-Beaded Truck, Turkey Day, & Black Friday Sale!

Here’s an update on the progress of my beaded Peterbilt semi- truck. After beading the American flag grill, headlights, and cab, I created two beaded lights using 12-gauge precious metal wire. I stitched a ball of felt to the ends of them, and bead embroidered orange Delicas around the felt. I wasn’t sure this would work at first, but it turned out kinda cool!

semi truck lights peterbilt bead embroidery on wire experiment etsy art

And, even though working with wire is not my forté, somehow I managed to create 2 side view mirrors by stitching liquid silver bugle beads to precious metal wire.

semi beaded peterbilt side view truck mirrors sterling silver wirework experiment

Currently, the truck  consists of 4 pieces of beadwork + 2 wire lights. Nothing will be stitched together until all of the pieces have been created.

semi truck beaded peterbilt usa bead embroidery etsy beadwork sale

semi beaded peterbilt truck beadwork bead embroidery etsy coupon sale

I still need to add some lights on top of the cab, as well as a beaded doggie passenger:) How does it look so far?

semi beaded peterbilt truck usa etsy bead embroidery beadwork coupon sale

27cm x 27cm x 5cm

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be working on holiday orders for my Etsy shop. Please note: ALL CHRISTMAS ORDERS for custom beaded dog pins or made-to-order items MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 14 to guarantee delivery, though I will make every attempt to ship orders placed after this date in a timely fashion.

To kick off the holiday shopping season,  I will be running a special sale on Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday. All items in the Clearance Section of my shop will be an additional 25% off the marked price for 2 days only beginning on Thursday, November 22, 2012 beginning at 12am EST. Please watch my Facebook page for an additional coupon code to receive Free Shipping all weekend long! Remember, November 24 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small & local businesses! Thank you for your support. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! :D

>Celebrate with Sequins

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Wow, I can’t believe it’s the last day of the year already. Where does the time go? I really wanted to finish my beaded military tank by now, but the truth is, the past month has been busy for me. I have been busy meeting with friends and just having fun!
beaded handbag Club Monaco sequins Made in India sequined bead embroidery New Year's Eve
Yesterday, I spent the afternoon shopping in downtown Boston with a friend, Jessica, who is visiting from Italy, and everywhere we went, there were sequins! I love sequins – they are so festive, especially for this time of year – but I don’t love everything that is sequined… It has to be done tastefully. We walked into Club Monaco where we both noticed the sequins above. The design uses 3 colours of sequins – black, slate-blue, and silver- in various sizes. These sequins were sewn to a beautiful little fold-over clutch handbag with 2 zipper pockets. The tag on the inside says ‘Made in India’. The little bag was 50%-off, so I just had to have it! 

beaded handbag Club Monaco sequins Made in India sequined bead embroidery New Year's Eve
Yes, another handbag has been added to my collection, but more importantly, I think this will remind me of spending an afternoon with a friend. Every year that goes by, I come to value the meaning of friendship more and more. Whether they are new friends, old friends, or blog friends who I have not yet met, I truly appreciate them and all that they have done for me. So, this New Year’s Eve, I plan to celebrate friendship. Every New Year, we get another chance to strengthen old friendships as well as begin new ones. We also get another chance to celebrate with sequins! So, wear something sparkly tonight, and have a happy 2010!! :)

>Treasured Beaded Snowflake Bag

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I must have been good because I got everything I wanted this year! Here’s one gift from my sister that I’d like to share with you – a vintage beaded handbag to add to my collection! The beaded snowflake pattern on this bag is coming apart from the metal frame a bit, but almost all beads are intact! It’s difficult for me to tell the age of this bag, but the tag inside says it was made in Hong Kong. I don’t think it’s very old, but it is very pretty! Perfect for the holiday season! What did you get for Christmas?? :)
beaded vintage handbag Hong Kong antique bead embroidery snowflake beads collection beadwork
Just a couple other news tidbits. First, I have selected a winner for my final Lark Books giveaway. Michelle Mach will receive a brand new copy of Marcia Decoster’s ‘Beaded Opulence’! (yay!!) Michelle is an accomplished freelance writer and jewelry designer. She helped launch the Beading Daily newsletter (published by Interweave) in 2007! Please stop by Michelle’s website to learn more about her and for links to some of her free beading projects! :)
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Also today, Talisman Studios selected my beaded owl painting, The Messenger, to be in an Etsy Treasury! It’s entitled Owl Be There’! I am so thrilled because I love owls! I think this is my favourite Treasury, yet! Please stop by to check it out, then let me know.. which owl is your favourite, and what kind of beaded bird painting should I make next?? :D

>Home for Beading

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I know I should be like many other bloggers and post something about Christmas seeing how it’s Christmas Eve and everything, but the truth is I’m just not feeling it. Christmas will be just another day to me, probably because I won’t be home for the holidays. Of course, neither will many American servicemen & women serving in the Middle East, so my thoughts & prayers are with them this holiday season as I continue working on my beaded M1 Abrams main battle tank.

beaded camo camouflage print military Afghanistan fallen soldiers U.S. pop art war bead embroiderySemi-beaded M1 Abrams main battle tank. Bead embroidery on f elt.
21″ wide x 11″ tall (53 x 30cm)

During the past couple of days I did a lot of beading. I completed more freeform peyote stitch on the shadow beneath my beaded military tank. And, I have only broken one beading needle so far! Can you see what I have done? Can you see what I have left to do? How do you think it looks? I plan to take the next few days off of blogging so that I can keep beading…

Also, before I forget, please stop by to enter my final Lark Books giveaway for the year. CLICK HERE for a chance to win a brand new copy of Marcia DeCoster’s ‘Beaded Opulence’! One winner will be selected on Sunday, December 27!

Until then, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

>Win a Copy of Marcia DeCoster’s ‘Beaded Opulence’!

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Today, I am announcing my last Lark Books giveaway of the month!

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Marcia DeCoster Beaded Opulence beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
This week, one lucky reader will win a brand new copy of Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence.

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Marcia DeCoster Beaded Opulence beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
This hardcover book really is a beadweaving master class for serious beaders!

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Marcia DeCoster Beaded Opulence beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
Start the New Year by learning how to create elegant jewelry using the right-angle weave.

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Marcia DeCoster Beaded Opulence beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
Follow clearly written instructions to create projects from the book. Then, experiment with beaded fabrics, ropes, and beaded beads to create your own necklaces, earrings, and bracelets!

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Marcia DeCoster Beaded Opulence beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
The photos in this book are so beautiful, that I think I’ll even try some of these projects myself!

To enter to win:

*Please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, December 26, 2009.

*Please leave your email address in your comment, or make sure your email address is posted on your Blogger profile so that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner. Entries without email addresses will not be eligible.

*To enter more than once:
Please post the news about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and/or your own blog by clicking the Share button at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to let me know where you have posted the news in your comment on this blog post!

*One winner will be randomly chosen & notified on Sunday, December 27, 2009.

Thanks for your interest, and good luck! :)

*Please note: I have received the above book free of charge from Lark Books. This is my honest review of the product and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

>Win a Free Copy of ‘Bugle Bead Bonanza’!

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Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Bugle Bead Bonanza beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
Today, I am announcing my 3rd Lark Books giveaway of the month! This week, I am giving away a brand new copy of ‘Bugle Bead Bonanza’ by Jamie Cloud Eakin.

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Bugle Bead Bonanza beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
This is a fascinating book which clearly explains how to create beautiful jewelry using the intriguing glass bugle bead. This book is a fantastic addition to any beader’s library because it provides easy-to-understand instructions about how to string a bugle bead without worrying about its sharp edges. And, since bugle beads are longer than regular seed beads, many designs take much less time to create!

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Bugle Bead Bonanza beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book
Enjoy a gallery of photos providing inspiration, then learn how to create unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings! And, after reading this, I bet you’ll be daring enough to try your own designs! I can’t wait to see the pieces you create! :)

Lark Books Christmas holiday giveaway Bugle Bead Bonanza beading beadwork bead embroidery jewelry making book

To enter to win:

*Please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 18, 2009.

*Please leave your email address in your comment, or make sure your email address is posted on your Blogger profile so that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner. Entries without email addresses will not be eligible.

*To enter more than once:
Please post the news about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and/or your own blog by clicking the Share button at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to let me know where you have posted the news in your comment on this blog post!

*One winner will be randomly chosen & notified on Saturday, December 19, 2009.

Thanks for your interest, and good luck! :)

*Please note: I have received the above book free of charge from Lark Books. This is my honest review of the product and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.