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!
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!
- All 144
- JEWELRY - READY TO SHIP 32
- JEWELRY - MADE TO ORDER 48
- FRAMED PET PORTRAITS 4
- BEAD PAINTINGS & ART 14
- BEAD EMBROIDERY KITS 6
- BEADING PATTERNS 10
- PATRONES EN ESPAÑOL 6
- SEED BEADS & SUPPLIES 4
- Hand sewn FELT SHAPES 10
- SALE - Ready to Ship 10
ghuntzinger on Jan 31, 2017
Nicely written pattern -- I'm looking forward to trying out this technique.
ghuntzinger on Jan 31, 2017
Great tutorial to get started with this technique. Thanks!
Mark Bialzik on Jan 28, 2017
This was a birthday present for my wife. She was thrilled and has already worn it twice. The quality and artistry are superb and a great value.
Jeanie Clem on Jan 18, 2017
This is absolutely DARLING! What a wonderful talent...I have never seen anything like this. I hope to be able to get the earrings someday. Thank you SO much, Diana!!!
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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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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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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]etsy.com.)
PLEASE NOTE: Items are shipped to mailing address that Etsy provides unless otherwise notified.
Refunds and Exchanges
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
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.