Category Archives: publications

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:)

Featured Bead Artist in Beadwork Magazine: March 2013

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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:

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Thank you for your interest in my beadwork! :)

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

>Hard Copy Highlights Master Bead Artists

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I thought this was pretty cool. A hard copy of an article highlighting master bead artists in Plattsburgh, NY’s Press Republican! This article contains a great review of last month’s Contemporary Bead Art exhibition, as well as a fab photo of my beaded motorcycle entitled Free Parking Spot! Please click the pics to take a closer look! Thanks for your interest! *blush* :)

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plattsburgh ny press republican beadwork bead embroidery master artist contemporary bead art exhibition press

>Mentioned in Plattsburgh’s Press Republican!

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Today I learned that there is a little blurb about me & my beadwork printed in Plattsburgh, NY’s Press Republican! I am honoured! Please click the pic to read the article and to learn more about this month’s Contemporary Bead Art exhibition at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts. Better yet, go see for yourself! You will not be disappointed! :D 

>In the Beading News!

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This week has been very busy for me, and this weekend will be even busier! Unfortunately, I don’t have much beadwork to show you, but I do have a magazine publication to show off…

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I was finally able to pick up a copy of Australia’s Creative Beading Magazine at my local Borders bookstore. There is a small write-up about me and my beadwork in the Beading News column at the front of the magazine.

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They also published a few photos of my beadwork on the next page! Check it out:

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I am super proud of this accomplishment. Never underestimate the power of the internet! ;)

>Mentioned in Australia’s Creative Beading Magazine!

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Those of you who follow me on Facebook already know this – last week, I learned that I have been mentioned in Australia’s Creative Beading Magazine (Issue 6.3)! I’ve been told that photos of my beadwork have also been printed, too! This is the second international publication mentioning The Lone Beader! (The first was Russia’s РУЧНАЯ РАБОТА.) I am so honoured! Below is a peek inside. Now, I need to find a copy of this at either Borders or Barnes & Noble bookstore! :D

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Great Dogs – Amazing Artists

Today, I have some exciting news! Two of my pieces have been published in a new book called Great Dogs Amazing Artists – Canine Art Today. The author, Jan Irving, invited me to participate in this project several months ago. Jan is the editor & publisher of both Clumbers Magazine and Canine Collectables Courier, so I am honoured that she chose my beadwork!The book features artists from around the world working in all mediums. There are also notes about the artistry, as well as the breed of dogs themselves and how they inspire art. In addition, you will find information about several dog-loving organizations and other doggie publications. Overall, it is a beautiful book that is sure to inspire the animal lover in everyone. Here’s a sneak peek – click the pics to enlarge:

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader

Great Dogs Amazing artists beaded dog art book mosaic paintings Clumber spaniel Erinrac the lone beader
You can learn more about this book & the artists who were chosen for the project HERE. You can purchase a copy on Amazon.com! Enjoy! :)

>Mini-Publication

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Yesterday, I received a surprise in the mail – a copy of ACEO Magazine! This is a mini-publication for ACEO artists & collectors. The magazine features works by many different artists working in all mediums. For those of you who are new to ACEOs, they are mini works of art the size of a baseball card. They were originally meant for trading amongst artists, but artists began to sell them when art collectors took interest.
ACEO Magazine artist trading cards the lone beader bead embroidery mini bead painting zebra tigerA few months ago, Angela asked if she could write a feature about my beaded ACEOs & include them in the magazine. Since I have only made a handful of ACEOs so far, I was honoured! :)

ACEO Magazine artist trading cards the lone beader bead embroidery mini bead painting zebra tigerBoth The Tigress & Zephyr the Zebra cards in the article are available for sale at The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop on Etsy. And, if you are interested in purchasing your own copy of the magazine, you can order the Summer 2009 issue HERE. I hope it will inspire you to create your own ACEO someday! :)

Big in Russia

The other day, I went to the post office  to pick up a large envelope that would not fit in my mailbox. To my surprise, it was from Russia! :D

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Inside the package was a copy of the latest issue of РУЧНАЯ РАБОТА (Handmade Magazine)!! This publication was sent to me by my longtime blogger friend Tanya. You might remember Tanya – last year, she posted an interview with me on her website magic-beads.ru. A few months later, she submitted an article about my beadwork to Handmade Magazine – Russia’s only craft magazine – and they actually printed it on the very last page! I am so thrilled and honoured to be published in such a beautiful magazine! :D

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One thing I remember about conversing with Tanya about this opportunity was that she was concerned about using my artist name instead of my real name. She wroteNow, about your real name. Should we use your real name, or do you still prefer to be ‘The Lone Beader‘? I’m asking this because the article will be in Russian only, and it is VERY hard to translate The Lone Beader, because there’s no word for ‘beader’ in Russian. We say ‘a person who likes to create beaded pieces’ or something like that :))) Diana would be so much easier to translate!

I replied Can they print ‘The Lone Beader’ name in English as it is, rather than trying to translate it? Don’t they do that for rock bands and musicians??” ;)

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For those of you who cannot read Russian, here were my answers to Tanya’s questions in English, although not all of them made it to print:

When did you make something with beads for the first time, and what was it?My first ‘serious’ project with beads, was a very simple spiral rope necklace made with only seed beads in all colours of the rainbow. I still have the necklace, and I liked how it came out, but I used sewing thread to make it, so it seems very fragile to me. I still wear it on occasion. :)

How many hours a day do you usually spend beading? Is it your hobby, or your job? This depends on what stage of the piece that I’m working on. Sometimes, it can take several days for me to begin the piece, and prepare the felt foundation that I will bead on. It also takes me just as long to finish a piece. But, when I’m doing the beadwork, I can bead anywhere from 2 – 8 hours in one day… Currently beading is my hobby, but I’m hoping that someday it will be my career. :)

What is your number one tip for budding artists? Don’t start out with the idea that you’re creating just to sell your beadwork or art, because it doesn’t always work that way. Start with the idea of creating something you love because you love to do it. That is what people sense when they view art, jewelry, or anything else that is handmade. The more you love what you are doing, the more beautiful your work will become, and you will eventually develop your own unique style. Then, if you’re very very lucky, you just might sell something in the process. :D

Can you share any suggestions for moving through creative “blocks”? Don’t stop creating. Whether you like what you’ve created or not, just move on to the next piece, and take what you’ve learned to improve upon your own work. Also, look for sources of inspiration outside your chosen medium. There are many things in this world that can inspire you to create your next piece. All you have to do is find it.

You create mostly dogs’ portraits and cars replicas. Could you explain, why?Simple! I create images I love:) Lately, I really enjoy creating cars & vehicles because they are a challenge, and there are so many to do! The possibilities are infinite…

Thank you for this opportunity, Tanya! I appreciate it very much, and I see a fabulous career in journalism in your future! Keep up the hard work! :D