Bead Embroidery Art Beaded Dog Jewelry Beading Patterns

| Boston, Massachusetts

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Last updated on Dec 1, 2021

*Receive 10% off any order w/ coupon code YAPPYHOUR18!* >PLEASE CHECK PROCESSING TIMES before placing your order. >Orders for custom beaded dog jewelry, pin pendants & bead-embroidered pet portraits will be completed on a first come first serve basis.

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About thelonebeader

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On Etsy since 2008

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!

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 January 22, 2021
Shop beading t-shirts, iPhone cases, accesssory pouches, face masks & dog stickers!
The Lone Beader is a bead embroidery artist located in Boston, MA. She loves to create extremely dimensional beaded paintings, pet portraits & dog jewelry by stitching glass seed beads to felt. Her beaded art combines images from history with ideas of the future using mixed media. Her current pieces are inspired by pop culture, classic cars, and dogs. Join her on a journey and let her beadwork take you for a ride...

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Returns cannot be accepted on Print-on-Demand items, 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.

Returns CANNOT be accepted on print-on-demand t-shirts, face masks, iPhone cases, laptop covers, prints, stickers or cards. Since these items are made to order, I CANNOT issue a refund unless there is a manufacturer or printing defect. Please check the description and sizing charts thoroughly before ordering. Refunds cannot be issued for wrong size or buyer's remorse. If you have any questions, please send me a message.

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.
I accept payment by credit card directly through Etsy, Paypal, 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.
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. Artwork copyrights are retained by the The Lone Beader and she retains the rights to reproduce the art in the future.

Pet Pins:

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. 2-3 weeks 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.

**The Lone Beader owns all copyrights to the beaded images and designs she creates. The Lone Beader retains the right to reproduce her beaded designs in either original or derivative form at any time in the future.**

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.