Dear friends, I hope you are well! Things in Boston are slightly back to normal. The entertainment business is back in full force, which means I have been working backstage in the theatre when I can.. Things are a bit strange, and every day is different, but I guess that’s what keeps life interesting.
While adjusting to all of that, I have been plugging away at some beadwork. I finally finished beading a mini-Raspberry Poodle portrait. I started this piece way back in February, and have worked on it off and on all summer. This was another one of my experiments. I wanted to create a fully beaded portrait where every inch of the opening in the matte was filled with beadwork. I finally mounted this piece in an 8”x 8” frame and posted it on Instagram. Much to my surprise, it sold almost immediately!
This piece was a bit time consuming because the leaves & flowers were layered around the poodle. I then stitched edging around it to help it fill the opening of the matte. The beadwork measures approx. 3.5” x 3.5”. I like it so much that I might offer this print on greeting cards. Perhaps I should make another portrait similar to this one? What do you think?
I have also been working on my Etsy shop. I recently sold a new beaded Boston Terrier pin.
If you are shopping around looking for holiday gifts, check out my Black Friday Sale! Save up to 15% on all ready to ship beaded dog pins, jewelry, and art, as well as all printed merchandise such as t-shirts, phone cases, and accessory pouches! You will find something for everyone! Sale ends December 3, 2021.