thelonebeader's Shop Announcement

Custom keepsake dog jewelry & bead embroidered pet portraits now available! New bead embroidery patterns available in Espanol + new beaded dog pins have been added to the SALE section: Also, please download my FREE iPhone app in the iTunes store today! Thanks for looking:)

thelonebeader's Shop Policies


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...

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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, 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]


Pin/ pendants, jewelry & small paintings will be shipped via United States Postal Service. Large paintings will be shipped via FedEx.

International buyers are welcome!! First Class Air Mail will be used to ship small pieces (under 24" x 24") overseas. For larger works, please contact the artist to arrange proper shipment. Please remember, overseas buyers are responsible for any and all customs fees upon delivery.

PLEASE NOTE: Items are shipped to mailing address that Etsy provides unless otherwise notified.

Refunds and Exchanges

Exchange-only policy! Exchanges will be accepted within 7 days of receipt of the item as long as the item is in new unworn condition w/ beads intact. Customer will be responsible for any postage fees required to ship the item back. Exchanges will not be accepted on custom orders or commissioned paintings.

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

Seller Information

▪ Diana L. Grygo
▪ 245 N. Beacon St. #31, Brighton, MA 02135, USA
▪ thelonebeader [!at]

Last Updated September 2, 2014