There is a new doggie pin available for sale in my Etsy shop – a Spinone Italiano!
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..
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?
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Tagged akc, Bead embroidery, Beadwork, dog jewelry, Dogs, Etsy, Italian Spinone, Seed bead, Spinone Italiano, Twitter
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?
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:)
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.
Here’s how it looks as a pendant! Adorable, right? Please click the pics to view more photos on Etsy:)
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!
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Tagged Bead embroidery, beading, Beadwork, dog jewelry, Etsy, Peterbilt, Poodle, Pug, Seed bead, Semi-trailer truck
Today, I am thrilled to announce that my latest bead embroidery tutorial is now available for sale in my Etsy shop. Learn how to make my cute little beaded Yorkshire Terrier pin/ pendant. You will need Japanese size 15/0 seed beads in 10 different colors, one black fringe (drop) bead for the nose, felt, Ultrasuede, beading needles, Nymo thread, one pin back or pendant finding, glue, and a lot of patience to complete this piece. This tutorial is available as a PDF file which will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase. This PDF file includes: a list of beading supplies needed, a sketch which you can print out and use as a template, 52 color photos & step-by-step instructions, and a list of resources. This piece is suitable for intermediate to advanced beaders. Please click the pic to purchase.
If you are new to the art of bead embroidery, and would like to learn the basic stitches, please check out my Intro to Extreme Bead Embroidery tutorial, also available on Etsy. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork. Happy beading from Boston!
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Tagged beading, Beadwork, crafts, dog jewelry, Etsy, patterns, Portable Document Format, Seed Beads, Tutorial, Yorkshire Terrier