Keepsake Beaded Dog Jewelry Pet Portrait Beading Patterns

Boston, Massachusetts · 850 Sales


Keepsake Beaded Dog Jewelry Pet Portrait Beading Patterns

Boston, Massachusetts 850 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop! Orders for custom beaded dog jewelry, pin pendants & bead-embroidered pet portraits will be completed on a first come first serve basis. Thanks for looking!


Last updated on Jul 25, 2017

Welcome to my shop! Orders for custom beaded dog jewelry, pin pendants & bead-embroidered pet portraits will be completed on a first come first serve basis. Thanks for looking!

Diana Grygo

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Diana Grygo

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nome on Aug 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this amazing piece! Just adorable and cleverly made with so much detail. Just spectacular! Thank you, N


nome on Aug 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable clever sweet pin! I just love it. So well made. Appealing and fun. Thank you so much! N

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Tammy Waldrop on Aug 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

TLB created these earrings at my request to match the American Eskimo Dog Pin I bought from her earlier. I wanted the pink tongue and black nose especially, and she delivered! Just love them and they hang nicely from the ears and don't twirl around. I wear the pin to dog shows (and now the earrings) and get so many compliments on them. Quality work with cuteness overload! Highly recommended!

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Shipped out a new gray beaded Poodle pin today. This design is listed as the Rainbow Poodle in my shop, it can be made in the color of your choice!
Finished beading a new pair of American Eskimo dog earrings. They hang from sterling silver ear wires which feature a black onyx bead. This design has been made available in my Etsy shop as made to order. Do you like them?

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Finished the first layer of beadwork for a new pair of American Eskimo dog earrings. What do you think?

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So many beads, so little time...

I love to create extremely dimensional beaded paintings by stitching glass seed beads to felt. My pieces are inspired by classic cars, dogs, and the places I travel. The idea for my first bead-painting came soon after I beaded a 6" x 9" panel depicting a flock of flamingos. I needed a way to display the finished piece, so I stitched the beaded panel to a canvas and painted in the extended environment. It was a simple concept, but I really liked the result, so I sent in a photo to Bead & Button Magazine. They published Flamingo Moon in 2005. That publication eventually led to my first commission, which was an experience that helped me find my artistic path..

For most pieces, I usually work from a photo or a series of sketches. Using a template, I cut out many layers of felt shapes which are then stitched together. This felt foundation helps to create the relief aspect of my work. Tiny glass beads are then stitched onto the felt 2 or 3 at a time using a needle and thread. Sometimes I layer beads on top of beads for a more dimensional effect. This process usually takes many hours. I often work late into the night and break a lot of beading needles, but the results are worth the effort!

In 2006, I began documenting the progress of each piece on my blog. Readers started to notice the little beaded dogs in my paintings, and began requesting them as pins or pendants. They also wanted to learn how to make their own.. Suddenly, The Lone Beader's Gallery Shop was born..

While I always have plans for creating larger beaded art pieces, I stay busy making beaded dog pins and pendants for pet lovers around the world. I also sell beading kits and patterns which explain how to make some of my little beaded dogs. Perhaps my next challenge will be teaching a bead embroidery class.. One bead at a time!

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Thank you for your interest in my beadwork!

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    Lone Beader (n) 1. one who creates beadwork without the assistance or company of others. 2. one who prefers solitude while creating beadwork.

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Last updated on July 2, 2017
The Lone Beader is a self-taught beadwork artist currently working in Boston, Massachusetts. She loves to create extremely dimensional beaded paintings by stitching glass seed beads to felt. Her work also combines images from history with ideas of the future using mixed media. Her current pieces are inspired by pop culture, classic cars, and rock'n'roll music. Join her on a journey and let her beadwork take you for a ride...

Please visit for more photos & news, and please stop by The Lone Beader's blog to follow the progress of her bead embroidery.

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**Download my FREE iPhone app in the iTunes store today!

Thank you for your interest! :D

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I accept payment by credit card directly through Etsy, Paypal, USPS money orders, and Etsy gift cards only. If you pay by e-check please understand that it will take 3-5 business days for your payment to clear and until it does, I cannot ship.

For custom order pet pins or jewelry, full payment is required in advance. Payment is required at the time of purchase. Please see Additional Information below.. Orders that are not paid for within 24 hours will be canceled, unless you are sending a money order..

(Offers to trade will not be accepted, and any donation solicitations will be considered spam and forwarded to abuse[!at]
All beaded jewelry & small paintings will be shipped via USPS. Large paintings will be shipped via FedEx. International buyers are welcome!! Shipments to Mexico must use Priority Mail shipping. For most other countries, USPS First Class International will be used to ship small pieces (under 12" x 12") overseas. For larger works, please contact the artist to arrange proper shipment. Please remember, international buyers are responsible for any and all customs fees upon delivery. Also, I cannot be held responsible for any international shipping delays.

PLEASE NOTE: Items are shipped to mailing address that Etsy provides unless otherwise notified.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns cannot be accepted on customized orders, personalized items, or commissioned paintings/ portraits. Returns on ready to ship items will always be accepted when requested within 7 days of receipt. Customer will be responsible for any postage fees required to ship the item back. If the order is domestic and valued at $100 or more, the customer must insure the shipment for the value of the merchandise and ship the return with a signature shipping service. Items valued at over $35 should be returned with a trackable shipping service.

A 20% restocking fee will be charged upon return of the item. The returned item in question must be in new, unworn condition with all beads intact. If the returned item has been shipped back damaged or materially different than how it was originally shipped, a 50% restocking fee will be charged.

Please message me to request a return, and once I have received the item in its original condition, your refund will be issued. If you have a problem with an item after this time, please message me and we will work out a solution. Your satisfaction is my ultimate goal.
Additional policies and FAQs

Commissions will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. Great ideas for a commissioned piece include wildlife, pet portraits, hot rods, movie cars, fire trucks, airplanes, military vehicles, space ships, robots, city scenes, musical instruments, or anything else you can think of!

If you are interested in a custom beaded painting, please contact the artist for an estimate. Once an agreement has been reached, buyer is required to pay 50% of the estimate. Final payment is due when item is complete. Custom pieces can take anywhere from 2-10 weeks to complete depending on size & intricacy of the beadwork. Each piece is created by stitching tiny seed beads to felt 2 or 3 at time using needle & strong nylon thread, then the beadwork is stitched to a painted canvas. Standalone beadwork (which is not stitched to a canvas) can also be created. The progress of your piece may be documented on the artist's blog. The Lone Beader owns all rights to the beaded images she creates. :D

If you are interested in a custom beaded brooch or pendant, payment for the full amount must be made in advance. Please note that items listed as made-to-order take time to create, and will ship approx. 7-10 days from purchase date. Due to the nature of this fine craft, no two pieces of beadwork will be exactly alike. Seed bead colours may vary slightly.

Care Instructions for Beadwork:

Bead paintings are ready-to-hang. There is no need for framing, although it is recommended. To preserve your piece, keep away from direct sunlight. To clean your piece, dust with a feather-duster, or a very lightly dampened cloth only if necessary. Do not use any household cleaners, as the chemicals will break down the threads that hold the beads in place. With a little bit of care, your piece will last many years to come.

Thanks for looking! :D

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Last updated on Dec 30, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What is the definition of The Lone Beader™?

One who creates beadwork without the assistance of company of others and/or one who prefers solitude while creating beadwork.

Where do you work?

In my home studio in Boston, MA, USA.

What is bead embroidery?

The art of stitching tiny glass seed beads to fabric using a needle and strong nylon thread.

Do you make custom beaded pet pins or portraits based on a photo?

Yes, I do! I would love to create a special keepsake dog pin or framed portrait just for you. Please message me with a photo you have in mind and I will get back to you with all the details.

How long do custom orders take to create?

Most beaded pins require a few days to create once a design is agreed upon. Most pins or jewelry pieces ship out within 1-2 weeks depending on how many orders I have at the moment.. Framed pet portraits may take a bit longer based on size of the beadwork and complexity of the piece.