During the past couple of weeks, I have been busy working on a commissioned bead-painting. This one will feature quite a different subject than I usually bead – a Silver-Laced Wyandotte Rooster!
I started with a sketch which I used to created a template. Using the template, I cut out several layers of felt in different shapes. These layers will help create the relief aspect of my beadwork. Then, I began stitching mostly Japanese size 15 seed beads to my felt foundation (as well as a few larger beads). I used a few different grays and white, as well as red & yellow.
Once I reached the bird’s wing, I decided to try doing bead embroidery with long Magatamas! These are the large oblong shaped white beads in the photo above. I got the crazy idea to use these as feathers!
Alternating between Magatamas and size 15′s, I worked my way up the bird’s wing. Then, I switched to the smaller clear Magatamas. These are more round then the other beads, but their hole is off-center, so it creates an interesting effect.. What do you think?
After I completed the wings, I continued beading the rest of the rooster’s body.. BUT, I am not finished yet! Please check my Facebook page for the latest updates on this project..
Also, just a quick note to let you know that my beadwork has been featured on the Street Art United States blog. I am honored! Please stop by and take a peek!
And, just a reminder – there is still time to vote for my Etsy shop in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest! You can vote for your favorite business once per day until February 23.. Please view my profile HERE. Thank you for your support! Back to beading!
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Tagged animals, Bead embroidery, beading, Beads, Beadwork, birds, chicken, Etsy, Fiber Art, Small business, Street art
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:)
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.
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!
Posted in animals, cats, competitions, dogs, etsy
Tagged animals, Bead embroidery, beading, Beadwork, Cat Jewelry, Cats, Craftsy, dog jewelry, Etsy, Jewelry, Seed Beads, Small business
Over the past week or so, I have been busy working on an order for 4 custom beaded pet pins.. Here are the first two dogs I have completed:
The first is a beaded black Labrador Retriever pin pendant. This one was made using tiny size 15 seed beads 13/0 charlottes. The ears & tail were made using a freeform peyote stitch technique. This piece measures about 4.5cm x 7cm wide…
The second is a Brindle Pit Bull pin pendant. This is the same design as my beaded Blue-Nose Pit Bull. The texture of this piece was created by layering tiny seed beads over other seed beads in several different browns. How do you think it looks? You can view progress photos of these pieces on Facebook or Instagram..
If you are interested in a custom beaded pet pin, please contact me for more details.. Next on my list: two orange & white beaded cats!
Posted in animals, bead embroidery, beadwork, dogs, etsy
Tagged Bead embroidery, beading, Beads, Beadwork, brooch, crafts, dog jewelry, Dogs, Etsy, Labrador Retriever, Pit Bull
My New Year is off to a busy start! I have just finished making new gray beaded Pug earrings - these are now available for sale at my Etsy shop. I have received an order for 4 custom beaded pet pins (check out the brindle Pitbull I started making on Facebook or Instagram).. and I accepted a commission to create a small bead-painting (progress on this coming soon)..
If that wasn’t enough, I am still working on my Russian bead-painting, plus I plan to start writing a new beading pattern soon.. If there are specific bead embroidery patterns, kits, and doggie designs that you’d like to see in the coming year, please post them in the comments.. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork:) Happy 2014!!
Posted in animals, bead embroidery, beadwork, dogs, earrings, etsy
Tagged Bead embroidery, beading, Beads, Beadwork, dog jewelry, Dogs, Etsy, Facebook, Instagram, Pit Bull
It’s that time of year again.. Time to celebrate the end of 2013 with a major sale on Etsy! Everything in my shop – all beading patterns, kits, beaded jewelry, pet pins, bead paintings and art – will be 15% off now through January 1, 2014. (Made-to-Order items are also included in the sale.) PLUS, save an additional 10% with coupon code HOLIDAY2013.
If you need a new project to occupy these cold winter months, this is the best time to purchase a beading kit or pattern. I found a few printed versions of my beaded Jack Russell Terrier pattern, so am now offering those in the shop. These printed versions will include a pre-cut felt doggie shape so you can start beading right away! Supplies are limited, so please stop by The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop and take a peek. Thank you for your interest and support. Happy beading and best wishes for a sparkly 2014!
Posted in bead embroidery, beads, beadwork, dogs, etsy, Kits
Tagged art, Bead embroidery, beading, Beadwork, Christmas, craft, dog jewelry, Dogs, Etsy, Jack Russell Terrier, New Year, SALE
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas from The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop on Etsy! ♥
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Posted in bead embroidery, beadwork, dogs, etsy
Tagged Bead embroidery, beading, Beads, Beadwork, Christmas, Dogs, Etsy, Facebook, holiday, Instagram, Jack Russell Terrier
This weekend, I am running a major Holiday Sale in my Etsy shop! All Ready-to-Ship beaded dog pins, earrings, beading patterns, bead kits, and clearance beadwork is 15% off for 2 days only. Use coupon code HOLIDAY13 at checkout to save an additional 10%!
Included in the sale is a brand new ‘Yorkie Love’ beaded Yorkshire Terrier pin pendant. This item matches the ‘Yorkie Love’ earrings I designed recently. The earrings sold fast, but I have just re-listed them as Made-to-Order. Please stop by my shop & take a peek! Also, just a reminder – all items must ship out no later than December 21st to guarantee Christmas delivery within the USA. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask using the Contact page on this blog. Also, don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Instagram
Back to beading!
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Tagged akc, Bead embroidery, beading, Beadwork, Christmas, Dogs, Earring, Etsy, Facebook, Instagram, Yorkshire Terrier
There are just 19 shopping days left until Christmas! Have you started your holiday shopping yet? If you are looking for a unique gift, check out these new beaded Airedale Terrier earrings:
These dangly dogs were made by stitching tiny Japanese size 15 seed beads to tiny pieces of felt. Teeny tiny sterling silver heart charms hang just below the beadwork. This design can also be made as post earrings upon request. Please view my Etsy shop for more details. Please place orders early to ensure holiday delivery. Also, don’t forget to follow the progress of my beadwork on Instagram or Facebook! Back to beading!
Posted in bead embroidery, dogs, earrings, etsy, jewelry
Tagged Airedale Terrier, Bead, Bead embroidery, beading, Beadwork, Christmas, Dogs, Earring, Etsy, Sterling silver
There is a major sale event happening in my Etsy shop this week! Now through Monday, December 2, all ready-to-ship beaded dog pins and pendants are 10% off! All beading kits & patterns are 15% off, and all SALE items are 15% off. Also, for your shopping pleasure, save an additional 10% off with coupon code HOLIDAY13 at checkout.
Celebrate Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday with this SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase any beading kit & get a printed copy of my ‘Intro to Extreme Bead Embroidery’ tutorial FREE (while supplies last).
Also, check out my new ‘Yorkie Love’ tiny beaded Yorkshire Terrier earrings! These were inspired by my popular beaded pin/pendant. These dangly earrings feature tiny sterling silver heart charms. They are sure to make a statement. Perfect for any Yorkie lover! This design is also available as post earrings.. Please click the pic for more details. That’s the news for now. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork. Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Beading!
Posted in bead embroidery, dogs, earrings, etsy, tutorials
Tagged Bead, Bead embroidery, beading, Beadwork, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Earring, Etsy, Shopping, Small Business Saturday, Sterling silver
Just a quick note today announcing my Veteran’s Day Sale on Etsy. For a very limited time, all bead embroidery kits and patterns are 15% off the original price now through Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, 11PM EST. Click HERE to view the sale section.. Get a head start on your holiday beading projects today!
Also, check out my latest custom order! Bead embroidered Oakland Athletics sterling silver earrings! These were a bit of a challenge to make due to the size and shape – they measure approx. 1″ x 1″… If you are interested in custom beaded Boston Red Sox earrings made in the same manner, I would be happy to make them on custom order, but I might have to make a pair for myself, first!
Posted in Boston, earrings, etsy
Tagged Bead embroidery, beading, Beads, Beadwork, Boston Red Sox, Earring, Etsy, Oakland Athletics, SALE, Sterling silver