Category Archives: pendants

Oodles of Beaded Poodles & Pugs!

There is a new beaded poodle available for sale in my Etsy shop! This is a tiny black bead-embroidered poodle which was made with size 11 and size 15 seed beads. This piece can be worn as a pin or a pendant. This design can also be made in your favourite color upon request:)

Black beaded poodle pin etsy bead embroidery beadwork seed beads

I have also created new beaded Pug earrings! These are very tiny. They were made with size 15 seed beads and sterling silver fish hooks. These earrings were made in a freeform peyote stitch technique – they actually move when you touch them. This pair of earrings sold VERY quickly. Currently, they are listed on Etsy as made-to-order. Please click the pics for more details.

Beaded Pug dog jewelry earrings etsy beadwork bead embroidery beads

These items will make the perfect gifts for the dog lover in your life. Order early and beat the holiday rush.. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork!  :D

 

New Beaded Italian Spinone Pin on Etsy!

There is a new doggie pin available for sale in my Etsy shop – a Spinone Italiano!

brown beaded spinone italiano dog pin pendant etsy beadwork beads jewelry custom

I had not heard of this rare breed until one of my Twitter friends suggested I make one, so here it is! This piece was created by stitching tiny size 15 glass seed beads to felt 2-3 at a time. I used 7 different colors for the first layer of beadwork. Then, using brown thread, I layered clear-glass beaded fringe over top of the other beads to create the dog’s furry legs & ears..

beaded italian spinone rare dog jewelry necklace pendant bead embroidery etsy beads

 I am really proud of how it turned out! It looks great as a pin, but it can also be worn as a pendant. Please click the pics to view the listing on Etsy. What kind of dog should I bead next? :D

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

 

New Black Beaded Pug & Baby Pink Poodle Pins

Who love Pugs? My beaded Pug pins have recently become one of my best sellers on Etsy! My latest one is all black. I used 15/o charlotte seed beads for sparkle, as well as steel gray for contrast. How does he look?

black beaded pug dog pin bead embroidery pendant etsy akc art brooch

Now, this item is available in either black or fawn color. Please specify color when ordering HERE. For those who may be interesting in making your own beaded Pug pin, I am in the middle of writing the pattern & instructions, so please stay tuned:)

beaded black fawn sitting pug etsy bead embroidery pendant brooch beading akc

I have also finished making another baby pink beaded poodle pin. I started beading this miniature poodle at last week’s bead embroidery workshop. I used bubblegum pink 8/o seed beads, as well as ceylon white Delicas.

beaded baby miniature pink poodle pendant etsy bead embroidery brooch

Here’s how it looks as a pendant! Adorable, right? ;) Please click the pics to view more photos on Etsy:)

beaded baby pink poodle dog art pin pendant necklace etsy dog jewelry for humans

Also, if you’d like to check out the latest progress of my semi-beaded Peterbilt semi truck, check out my Facebook page. I will post an update on this blog soon. That’s the news for now. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork!

 

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.)

etsy beadwork beading bead embroidery bulldog pin pendants mannequin display

English Bulldog

etsy blue beaded persian cat pin pendant bead embroidery mannequin display

Blue Persian Cat

beaded bead embroidery shar pei dog pin pendant etsy mannequin necklace display

Red Shar Pei

beaded bead embroidery red bird cardinal pin pendant mannequin display etsy

Northern Cardinal

beaded sitting puli dog pin pendant ets y bead embroidery mannequin display

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

Krazy Beaded Keeshond Pins!

Crazy dog etsy bead embroidery beadwork seed beads brooch akc spitz puppy

I am proud to say that I am currently finished with all my custom orders. Here’s my latest- three bead- embroidered Keeshond pins! This was my most challenging dog yet. It measures approx. 4cm x 4.5cm. I used at least 10 different colors of size 15 seed beads and 13/0 charlottes. I also stitched tiny wire spectacles and a glass eye for the nose. Quite a bit of beaded fringe is required for this dog. Creating this dog 3 times was quite a challenge, too. I found that its not very easy to duplicate my own beadwork. I think the dog’s faces all look a little different, but I suppose they would in real life.. How do you think they look? I have listed this pet pin as made-to-order in my Etsy shop for anyone who may be interested… Wait til you see what kind of dog I make next! :D

Happy Beaded Papillon Pin:)

beaded papillon happy pappy dog pin beadwork pin pendant etsy aka bead embroidery

My Etsy shop has been keeping me busy! Here is a photo of a custom piece I beaded last week – a sitting Papillon dog pin. Papillons are such cute little dogs- they are indeed happy:) This piece measures  2″ x 1.5″ wide (approx 5cm x 4cm). It was made by stitching tiny size 15 glass seed beads and 3 glass eyes (for the eyes and nose) to felt. Several different shades of brown & white seed beads were used, and beaded fringe was layered to add dimension & movement. This piece is a pin which can also be worn as a pendant on your favorite necklace chain. It is now listed as made-to-order for anyone who is interested. Back to finishing my 3 beaded Keeshond pins! :D

Creating Holiday Beadwork Orders..

Last week was busy! I created 2 made-to-order dog pins that sold in my Etsy shop! First, I worked on this little Yorkshire Terrier:

beaded Yorkie Yorkshire Terrier pin pendant bead embroidery Etsy Christmas

Then, I created this beaded West Highland White Terrier (aka. Westie):

beaded Westie dog West Highland White Terrier pin pendant bead embroidery Etsy Christmas

 If you were to order a beaded doggie pin as a Christmas gift for someone else, which one would you ask me to create? :D

Freeform Beaded Fairy Tale Flower Pendant

Over the long holiday weekend, I got a chance to work on a small project for Artbeads.com‘s blogging challenge entitled ‘What’s Old is New Again‘. Artbeads was kind enough to send me a piece of 16g sterling silver half hard wire and some new Toho seed beads! My challenge was to incorporate something old into the design. So, I chose an antique watch face! A few years ago, I picked up a bag full of old watch parts at an antique market in London. I love to use these because, to me, they add a bit of mystery. I always wonder what the watch might have looked like, who wore it, and where they had to be at any given time…

freeform peyote wire flower antique watch face necklace What's Old is New Again

Fairy Tale Flower Pendant (detail). 2.75" (7cm)

For this piece, first I formed a flower shape out of the wire. I stitched the watch face onto a piece of Ultrasuede, and began beading around it. I then used a freeform peyote stitch technique to fill in the flowers’ petals with seed beads. I stitched white beads onto the front of the flower, and a green seed bead mix onto the reverse side. This really adds visual depth to the piece! After I completed the beadwork, I added a brown leather cord. This is definitely one of the more unique art pieces I have ever created. It almost looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland, but not quite.. So, I decided to call it a Fairy Tale Flower Pendant, and I listed it in my Etsy shop. What does it remind you of?  :D

What's Old is New Again freeform peyote beadwork flower antique watch face pendant

Fairy Tale Flower Pedant on Leather Cord

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

Personalized Beaded Heart Pendant

Personalized Lora Beaded Heart Pin Pendant Romantic Gift

This weekend, I took a break from my large NYC bead-painting to create a custom order for my neighbor. She asked me to create a heart-shaped pin with her name on it to present as a gift for her mother. I suggested a green heart with growing flowers, and this is how it turned out! I used mostly Japanese 15/o seed beads, Czech glass flowers, and some beautiful glass leaves from my bead stash. It measures 1.5″ wide x 2″ long (4cm x 5cm) including the branched fringe. This piece is a pin which can also be worn as a pendant. I really like how it turned out. I also hope the recipient of the pin enjoys this, and I hope she wears it a lot.. I am now considering making more heart-shaped items for my Etsy shop! But, first, I must clean up all the beads on my work table.. :O