I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! I have been very busy making items for my Etsy shop during the last couple of weeks, but I also found time to write up a quick beading pattern for my Venetian Angel Pin. This piece is quite different from my beaded dogs and city scenes. It was inspired by my trip to Venice, Italy. I saw so many beautiful angels there, and I thought each one should carry a millefiori glass bead!
This piece is suitable for beginning beaders however, I have not gone into depth as far as explaining basic stitches or how to stitch on the backing (for these, I have referred to my basic bead embroidery tutorial). It does include pattern pieces which you can print out, as well as step by step instructions. If you have done some bead embroidery before, and are looking for a fun project to brighten up the winter, this piece is for you. Please note that this item is a PDF file which will be delivered via email – click the pic for more details. I hope this pattern will inspire you to make a beaded angel for a loved one sending them messages of peace, love, and hope for the New Year:)
Posted in bead embroidery, etsy
Tagged Bead embroidery, Beadwork, Catholic, Christmas and holiday season, Church, craft, Etsy, Italian, Murano, New Year, Religion, Venice
To thank all of you who have followed my blog over the years and to celebrate the end of 2011, I am running a major sales event in my Etsy shop all weekend. For 3 days only, all jewelry, beaded beads, buttons, bird paintings, and select beaded paintings will be 25% off original price. Sale runs now through Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, 6pm EST. This is the biggest sale I have ever had, so please take a peek a the NEW YEAR SALE section to see if there is something you would like! Out with the old, in with the new! Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2012!
Wow, I can’t believe it’s the last day of the year already. Where does the time go? I really wanted to finish my beaded military tank
by now, but the truth is, the past month has been busy for me. I have been busy meeting with friends and just having fun!
Yesterday, I spent the afternoon shopping in downtown Boston
with a friend, Jessica, who is visiting from Italy, and everywhere we went, there were sequins! I love sequins – they are so festive, especially for this time of year – but I don’t love everything that is sequined… It has to be done tastefully. We walked into Club Monaco
where we both noticed the sequins above. The design uses 3 colours of sequins – black, slate-blue, and silver- in various sizes. These sequins were sewn to a beautiful little fold-over clutch handbag with 2 zipper pockets. The tag on the inside says ‘Made in India’. The little bag was 50%-off, so I just had to have it!
Yes, another handbag has been added to my collection, but more importantly, I think this will remind me of spending an afternoon with a friend. Every year that goes by, I come to value the meaning of friendship more and more. Whether they are new friends, old friends, or blog friends who I have not yet met, I truly appreciate them and all that they have done for me. So, this New Year’s Eve, I plan to celebrate friendship. Every New Year
, we get another chance to strengthen old friendships as well as begin new ones. We also get another chance to celebrate with sequins! So, wear something sparkly tonight, and have a happy 2010!!