Dear friends, just a quick reminder. This week, I am selling my beaded dog jewelry, bead art, and beading kits at Newbury Handmade Market featuring Etsy artists every day through Thursday, July 17, 2014. The shop is located at 301 Newbury Street, Boston, MA. Open daily 11am-7pm. Please stop by and say hello! :D
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The past few days, it has been extremely hot here in Boston, and I have been very busy! I am preparing for a week -long visit to Newbury Handmade Market. I will be selling some of my beadwork there from July 11-17. I have made a few new items for the event, including a tiny blue & gray beaded Poodle pendant! This poodle was made using size 11 and size 15 seed beads. It measures 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm. This poodle can also be made in other colors upon request. Please click the pic to view more details:)
Also, I am currently running a holiday sale on Etsy! Now through Sunday, all bead embroidery kits, patterns, and felt shapes will be 15% off the regular price. Please visit my Facebook page to check the progress of my latest piece, or download my iPhone app from iTunes today! Happy beading:)
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I am celebrating with a major sale on Etsy! All beaded doggie pins, beading patterns, bead kits, and art will be 15% off regular price for 3 days only. No coupon needed. Please stop by and take a peek! Thanks for your interest in my beadwork! :D
Dear friends, mark your calendars! I am thrilled to announce that I will be participating at Newbury Handmade Market this summer. I will be selling beaded doggie pins, pendants, bead embroidery kits, and art for one week at Newbury Handmade Market in Boston, MA. Newbury Handmade Market is an independently-organized showcase of local Etsy artists, returning to Newbury Street for its second year running!
Please stop by 301 Newbury Street to say hello July 11-17, 2014. The shop will be open daily from 11am- 7pm. Please click the pic for more details. Until then, I will be busy creating new items for the event. Check out my Facebook page to see what I’m beading! Also, please join this event on Facebook to help spread the word! I hope to see you there! :D
Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to a much warmer climate – I went to Mexico! This was my first time visiting the country and it is just beautiful. It is very much like the paradise I imagined!!
I stayed in Playa del Carmen just south of Cancun. Of course, I went to the beach and did a few touristy excursions (Tulum, Xel-Ha, and snorkeling in Cozumel), but I also did a little shopping on 5th Avenue. Anyone who has already been there knows this is not easy. Bargaining is the name of the game, and everyone is trying to sell you something whether you need it or not. I was shopping for local handmade goods. I found quite a few shops selling many beaded jewelry items! I asked permission to take this photo of some beaded bracelets I saw:
Women who live in the tiny villages of Mexico make this beaded jewelry to support themselves and their families. Any purchase you make helps support the local economy, and is greatly appreciated. So, of course I picked up a few bracelets to take home. Which one do you like best?
On your next visit to Mexico, stop and look at the beadwork. Perhaps you will find something special to take home, too:)
I am really into making tiny beaded earrings these days! Here are my latest pair of beaded Scottie Dog earrings. These are very lightweight – only 8 grams! Beadwork hangs from small sterling silver ear wires. These Scottie Dogs are wearing pink beaded collars, but I can make them in any color you wish.. These can also be made as tiny post earrings.. Please click the pic for more details.
Also, just a quick note to let you know that I am running a 2-Day Sale in my Etsy shop – this weekend only! All ready-to-ship beaded dog pins and pendants are 10% off, and all beading kits and patterns are 15% off.. Save an additional 10% off at checkout with coupon code HOLIDAY13. Please keep in mind, all orders (within the USA) must ship out via USPS Priority Mail no later than December 21 to guarantee Christmas delivery. I can no longer guarantee Christmas delivery for international orders. Thank you for your understanding, and thanks for your interest in my beadwork!
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!
It seems the holiday season is upon us now – at least here in the retail world. Last December, my Etsy shop was VERY busy, especially the week before Christmas. So, this year, I have posted new holiday ordering deadlines to help customers place their gift orders in a timely fashion.
For shipping within the USA:
HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINE for CUSTOM BEADED DOG & CAT JEWELRY: December 7, 2013. This includes all made-to-order items.
For shipping overseas:
HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINE for CUSTOM BEADED DOG & CAT JEWELRY: November 30, 2013.
Any order placed after these dates will be considered a rush order and will incur an additional fee. Bead embroidery kits & beading patterns also make great gifts – these are ready to ship. There are no deadlines on Ready-to-Ship items at this time – my advice is to order early to ensure holiday delivery. If you have any questions, please ask. Thanks for looking!
There is a new beaded poodle available for sale in my Etsy shop! This is a tiny black bead-embroidered poodle which was made with size 11 and size 15 seed beads. This piece can be worn as a pin or a pendant. This design can also be made in your favourite color upon request:)
I have also created new beaded Pug earrings! These are very tiny. They were made with size 15 seed beads and sterling silver fish hooks. These earrings were made in a freeform peyote stitch technique – they actually move when you touch them. This pair of earrings sold VERY quickly. Currently, they are listed on Etsy as made-to-order. Please click the pics for more details.
These items will make the perfect gifts for the dog lover in your life. Order early and beat the holiday rush.. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork! :D
Here’s a sneak peak at how I make my beaded dog pins & pendants:
First, I sketch out my design. Then, I cut out Lacy’s Stiff Stuff and a few layers of felt in different shapes. I try to envision my sketch in relief, and I decide on the shapes of felt based on that vision..
Next, I stitch on a little glass nose – for this piece, I used special 2mm glass doll eyes. Then, using tiny Japanese glass seed beads in size 15, I bead the entire piece, following the lines in my sketch.
When the first layer of beadwork is complete, I start another layer of beaded fringe. Long beaded fringe is stitched in between the rows of the first layer of beadwork. This layering adds dimension, realism, and movement to the piece. I also add any additional detailing (such as the beaded pink bow this Maltese is wearing:) and I finish by stitching on an Ultrasuede backing.
The finished Maltese is a unique brooch which can also be worn as a pendant. How do you think it looks? Please click the pic to view more photos of this piece at my Etsy shop.. I think some beaded Maltese earrings are in order next! Please check my Facebook page for all the latest updates. Thanks for looking! :D