Celebrate Columbus Day Weekend by shopping! Enjoy 15% off a wide selection of ready-to-ship beaded dog jewelry, beading patterns, bead kits, and artwork – now through Monday, October 13, 2014 only! No coupon code needed! Click the beaded Lhasa Apso below to visit The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop on Etsy:) Thanks for looking! :D
My customer sent me quite a few photos of Sophie so that I could see her beautiful coat from all angles, but I really only worked from two – a profile photo & a close-up of her face. (What a cute face she has:)
Next, I dug through my bead stash and picked out 10 different colors of mainly Japanese size 15/o seed beads. The main color which I felt represents Sophie best is a matte silvery-gold – a rather difficult color to find. You can see them in the pic above the pink seed beads. These are actually Czech 13/0 charlottes, which means there is one facet on each bead. The transparent gray beads I used on her body are also charlottes. They really sparkle in the light!
Above, you can see the first layer of bead embroidery I did. I used a combination of Lacy’s Stiff Stuff & felt to create the foundation. Then, I stitched on a glass eye for the nose, seed beads for eyes, and a little pink tongue. Working from the pics, I slowly beaded the rest of the dog’s face and body. When this layer was complete, I stitched a 2nd layer of beaded fringe onto her face and tail. And here is the finished piece. How do you think she looks? :D
If you are interested in a custom beaded pet pin, please contact me for more details. Also, check out the new CLEARANCE section in my Etsy shop for beaded items now available at 50% off original price. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! Thanks for looking! :D
This week, I found the time to create a new beaded dog pin – a Lhasa Apso! These sweet dogs lend themselves well to beading because they have long beautiful flowing hair. For this pin, I used several different colors of Japanese size 15 seed beads as well as a glass eye for the nose. I layered some beaded fringe on the dog’s head & tail adding just the right amount of visual interest!
If you follow my Facebook page, you’ll know that I listed this piece for sale at my Etsy shop late last night. Much to my amazement, this pin sold in just a few hours, so I relisted it as made-to-order for anyone else who might like one:)
I worked on my Zazzle shop a bit more this week, as well! It seems that artsy iPhone & iPod Touch cases are big sellers these days, so I made these available in new designs. Check out my ‘Beaded’ Great Blue Heron iPod Touch Case, as well as my ‘Beaded’ Rudy’s Dream iPad Case! So, if Santa forgets to bring you a case for your new mobile device, now you’ll know where to get one:)
That’s the news for now. Happy holidays, everyone! :D