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Adventures in Bead Embroidery

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    Writing a blog post during a tropical storm seems as good a time as any.. It’s also a great day for packing up all my seed beads! Later this week, I’m moving from Quincy back to the city of Boston. … Continue reading

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    Long time, no post! After moving to Brighton (Boston) a few weeks ago, I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. I haven’t quite set up my beading ‘studio’ yet, but I have unpacked my seed beads and … Continue reading

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  • 10/01/11--13:34: Fire Polished Eyes
  • Until I finish unpacking all of my beads and set up a more permanent work space, I will be concentrating on smaller projects. My latest piece will be a beaded portrait of a friend named Geoff. Geoff is an optometrist … Continue reading

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  • 10/08/11--10:51: Lazy Stitch Forehead
  • This week, I’ve been busy beading. I worked on my beaded portrait a little more. Using the lazy-stitch technique, I stitched red, orange, and blue seed beads onto the forehead, nose, and lips. I’m not sure it looks like my … Continue reading

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    Last week was a rough week for me. Lost a friend to skin cancer. It’s hard to bead when your heart is heavy and all you can see are tears, but somehow I managed to finish beading a new pin … Continue reading

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    Recently, BeadCrafty.com sent me some shiny new beads! Check out these cute hand-painted  porcelain Russian doll beads! These measure 26mm – a bit larger than most beads I use, but I absolutely love them, especially since I visited Russia last year. … Continue reading

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    Check out my new beaded Airedale Terrier pin! Since my family had an Airedale named Tawny when I was growing up, I decided I should always have one available for sale. This piece was created using only Japanese size 15 … Continue reading

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  • 11/04/11--08:12: Beaded Portrait Progress
  • This week, I’ve been busy working on my beaded portrait. This piece is slowly coming together. I am lazy-stitching size 11 Czech glass seed beads to felt using Nymo thread. I am using a lot of red beads, but I … Continue reading

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    Recently, I received a package full of beads from the Philippines: freshwater pearls! These beads were sent to me courtesy of beadsandfindings.net. I absolutely love the unique colors, texture, and shapes! I can’t wait to incorporate them into one of my … Continue reading

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    This weekend, I’ve been busy working on my latest bead embroidery tutorial now available for sale in my Etsy shop! This PDF file includes a sketch which you can print out and use as a template, a  materials list, 24 … Continue reading

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    Today is Small Business Saturday. Since the holidays (and Cyber Monday) are now upon us, I have decided to celebrate by offering free shipping on everything at The Lone Beader’s Gallery Shop now through Monday, November 28, 2011 (within the … Continue reading

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    Last week was busy! I created 2 made-to-order dog pins that sold in my Etsy shop! First, I worked on this little Yorkshire Terrier: Then, I created this beaded West Highland White Terrier (aka. Westie):  If you were to order … Continue reading

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    I am thrilled to announced that there are now new ‘beaded’ Radio City Music Hall iPhone, iPad, & iPod cases listed for sale in my Zazzle shop! I do believe this is my favorite beaded painting & Zazzle design thus … Continue reading

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  • 12/12/11--06:38: Holiday Beadwork Sale!
  • This week, I am running a big holiday sale on Etsy (powered by Etsy on Sale). All ready-to-ship beaded dog pins & pendants are now 10% off regular price now through December 24. Also, get FREE SHIPPING this week only … Continue reading

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    Today, I think I finally finished the beadwork for the portrait (of my friend, the optometrist)  I’ve been working on! I stitched silver bugle beads around my recycled eyeglass lenses to create frames. Then, I stitched gray, brown, and gold twisted … Continue reading

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    This week, I found the time to create a new beaded dog pin – a Lhasa Apso! These sweet dogs lend themselves well to beading because they have long beautiful flowing hair. For this pin, I used several different colors … Continue reading

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    This week, a Facebook friend suggested that I make a beaded American Eskimo Dog pin and I was up for the challenge! First, I traced my sketch onto a piece of Lacy’s Stiff Stuff. I don’t usually use Lacy’s, but … Continue reading

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    To thank all of you who have followed my blog over the years and to celebrate the end of 2011, I am running a major sales event in my Etsy shop all weekend. For 3 days only, all jewelry, beaded … Continue reading

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  • 01/03/12--19:35: Sophie the Beaded Lhasa Apso
  • Soon after I sold my first beaded Lhasa Apso pin, I received a custom order request for another one! I was asked to create a bead-embroidered likeness of an adorable little dog named Sophie. My customer sent me quite a … Continue reading

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    I am so thrilled – one of my customers in the UK made her own beaded Jack Russell Terrier pin by following my tutorial! Then, she blogged about her experience! I am very impressed with her perseverance in this project … Continue reading

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