Dear friends, I am thrilled to announce that I will now be offering custom framed beaded pet portraits in my Etsy shop!
Here is the first piece I have created – a bead-embroidered Yorkshire Terrier portrait. This little dog was created with tiny Japanese glass seed beads. It was hand-stitched using needle & thread. Beadwork was then sewn to an Ultrasuede background which was mounted in an 8″ x 8″ white shadowbox frame.
This piece is currently available and ready to ship. Please click the photos for more details. Truly a unique keepsake which will be passed down for generations to come!
If you are interested in a custom framed dog, cat, bird or horse portrait, please use the Contact Form above or send me a message through my Etsy shop. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork! :D
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Tagged art, Bead embroidery, Beads, Beadwork, Dogs, Etsy, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier
Dear friends, this month, I am thrilled to announce that my beadwork has been featured in the Sept./Oct. issue of AKC Family Dog Magazine! Please click the pic below for a link to view the digital edition on Facebook. My beaded Yorkie is on page 10! :D
Also, check out my latest custom order – a beaded Blue Roan English Cocker Spaniel pin. This piece was created by stitching tiny glass beads to felt. Tiny beaded fringe was layered to make the dog’s ears & body look dimensional. Beaded fringe actually moves when you touch it. This design can be customized to look like your English Cocker Spaniel!
If you are interested in a custom beaded pet portrait, pin, pendant, or earrings, please contact me through Etsy or use the contact form above. Please follow me on Facebook or Instagram to see what I make next! Thanks for your interest in my beadwork:)
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Tagged akc, AKC Family Dog, animals, Bead embroidery, beaded, beading, Beadwork, Craftsy, dog jewelry, Dogs, Etsy, Jewelry, Seed Beads, Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier
Dear friends, I am excited to announce that my free mobile app is now available in the iTunes App Store! Follow the progress of my beadwork or shop my Etsy store from anywhere in the world right from your iPhone or iPad! Click the screenshot below to download. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork:)
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Tagged Bead embroidery, beading, beading pattern, Beads, Beadwork, Boston, dog jewelry, Etsy, IPad, iPhone, iTunes, Yorkie, Yorkshire 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
I’ve recently started to expand my line of beaded Yorkshire Terrier jewelry. Here is my first pair of tiny bead-embroidered Yorkie earrings w/ sterling silver posts:
These earrings were inspired my popular beaded Yorkie pin/pendant. I made them by stitching tiny Japanese glass seed beads to small pieces of felt. The beads are layered to create dimension and realism. The dog ‘hair’ is tiny beaded fringe that actually moves when you touch it. Earrings measure 22mm x 15mm and weigh just 1.5 grams each. The beadwork is extremely detailed for its size. This pair is currently available for sale in my Etsy shop. Please click the photo above for more details:)
I am also running a Labor Day Sale. Now through September 2, 2013, all animal beading patterns and bead embroidery kits are 10%-off the original price. If you are thinking of making holiday gifts for friends and family, this is a great time to start:) Please visit the Beading Kits & Patterns section in my shop for more details. Thanks for your interest in my beadwork & have a wonderful weekend! :)
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Tagged Bead embroidery, Beadwork, crafts, dog jewelry, Earring, Etsy, Seed Beads, Shopping, Sterling silver, Yorkshire Terrier
In the past week, I have noticed a significant increase in traffic at my Etsy shop when I remembered that my beadwork was due to be printed in a new magazine! My beaded Yorkshire Terrier pin has just been featured in the Canine Art Gallery in this month’s AKC Family Dog Magazine! Please view page 8 of the Digital Edition of this issue on Facebook. If you would like to subscribe to this popular magazine, click the pic above.. To view more beaded canine pins and jewelry, please visit my Etsy shop. Thank you so much for your interest! Back to beading:)
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Tagged akc, American Kennel Club, Bead embroidery, beading, Beadwork, Breed, Dog, Etsy, Pets, Yorkshire Terrier
A new bead embroidery kit is now available for sale on Etsy!
Learn how to make an adorable beaded Yorkshire Terrier pin or pendant! Kit includes a 20-page instruction booklet w/ 52 color photos, 10 packages of 15/o Japanese seed beads, pin pendant finding, felt, beading foundation, Ultrasuede, English beading needle and thread.
This beading kit is being offered for your personal use only. Make a beaded Yorkie for yourself or for a friend. Please visit my Etsy shop for more beading kits and PDF patterns. Happy beading:)
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Tagged Bead embroidery, beading, Beadwork, crafts, Dogs, Etsy, handmade, Seed bead, Ultrasuede, Yorkshire Terrier
These past couple of weeks, I have been busy making some new pet pins which are now available for sale at my Etsy shop!
Most recently, I finished making my Cheery Chocolate Lab pin/ pendant. I made this for Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild‘s Bead Fest #4: Chocolate & Cherries. I can also make this design as a Yellow or Black lab upon request.
Here are two new pink poodle pins. These were made with Delicas and size 8 seed beads. This is the design we will be working on in my bead embroidery workshop at Boston Bead Company later this month:)
I have also made a tiny white beaded poodle pin, a Yorkshire Terrier with red Collar, a Bichon-Frise w/ blue Swarovski Crystal hair clip, and a purple poodle pin. Also available is a new beaded Corgi and West Highland White Terrier. These are all currently ready to ship!
If you are interested in a beaded pet pin of a different breed or even a different animal, I am happy to accept custom orders on a first come first serve basis. Thank you for your interest in my beadwork!
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! :D
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Tagged beading, Beadwork, crafts, dog jewelry, Etsy, patterns, Portable Document Format, Seed Beads, Tutorial, Yorkshire Terrier
Last week was busy! I created 2 made-to-order dog pins that sold in my Etsy shop! First, I worked on this little Yorkshire Terrier:
Then, I created this beaded West Highland White Terrier (aka. Westie):
If you were to order a beaded doggie pin as a Christmas gift for someone else, which one would you ask me to create? :D