thelonebeader

Luxury Beaded Dog Brooches & Bead Embroidery Patterns

Boston, Massachusetts
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Announcement    Winter Vacation! Please check processing times when ordering made to order pins or pendants. All Made to Order items will not ship out for 6-8 weeks due to upcoming travel time. Thank you for your understanding!

*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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Last updated on Jan 26, 2023

Winter Vacation! Please check processing times when ordering made to order pins or pendants. All Made to Order items will not ship out for 6-8 weeks due to upcoming travel time. Thank you for your understanding!

*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.

>Sign up to receive my latest newsletter at: https://thelonebeader.substack.com/welcome
>Thanks for looking! :)

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About thelonebeader

Sales 1,624
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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  • Diana Grygo

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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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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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Last updated on May 11, 2022

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.