Beaded Pomeranian Pin and Pet Portrait from The Lone Beader

Adventures in Bead Embroidery

Dear friends, I had a wonderful time visiting the San Diego Bead Society! I was only there for a few days, but the weather was gorgeous. I was happy to take a walk on the beach and go hiking at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve! Please see more photos on the San Diego Bead Society’s Facebook page.

San Diego Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

While I was there, I taught my Toy Poodle bead embroidery class. One of the students brought her adorable miniature Pomeranian named Emily. Emily is the official mascot of the San Diego Bead Society! 🙂

Emily Miniature Pomeranian

And, here is the custom beaded miniature Pomeranian pin I made to look like her.. This design is now available as made to order on Etsy. What do you think? 🙂

Custom Beaded Miniature Teacup Pomeranian pin pendant bead embroidery pet portrait beadwork beads art the lone beader

And, since I’ve returned, I have also created a new custom beaded pet portrait, Dachshund in Flower Garden. This piece was inspired by…

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Beautiful Repurposed Antique Key Charm Necklace from BluKatDesigns

BluKatDesign Handmade Artisan Jewelry

handmade antique key charm statement necklace

Repurposed Antique Key Charm

Statement Necklace – Upcycled Jewelry

By BluKatDesign Jewelry on Etsy

Do you love the “feel” of old vintage jewelry and found objects? To me, they seem to have a unique story to tell. Rather than buying new charms from the bead store, I like  to collect beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and keys! This is my latest statement necklace featuring a real antique key, vintage buttons, an old heart charm, watch face and hat earring with ribbon and strands of vintage pink glass beads. Click on photos to go to my Etsy store to see more:

statement necklace with antique key and charms Antique key statement necklace with vintage charms and ribbon

For a smaller repurposed key charm necklaces, long or short, Day of the Dead, Steampunk or vintage cameo,  check out my Etsy store for more:

key charm necklaces More upcycled key charm necklaces

Be sure to see my other post if you love keys: Repurposed…

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Visit Seymour at ADKArtsBoutique at

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Seymour Here:

Hi, everyone!!!  I missed all of you but we have been so busy this past winter and most of the spring.  What have we been up to?  Lots.  And I’ll have to catch you up on my friends too.

Where to Start.

First, I should announce that ADKArtsBoutique is having a SALE!!  Yep.  We have a sale going on right now of all of our handcrafted handbags.  All you need to do is use the coupon code: SPRINGFLING24 for a 10% discount.  Here are just a few!!

Now the BIG NEWS!!  We have opened a third shop on Etsy.  It is called BirchwoodGallery.  It will be full of art, drawings, and photography.  Need something for that wall, here is the place to come to.  It is run by my sister Katilee so stop by and say hello.

Here is a glimpse into her great shop and I’m the…

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Great ideas for the special mother for Mother’s Day from BluKatKraft

BluKatDesign Handmade Artisan Jewelry

mothers day gift ideas

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

mothers day gift ideas From vintage  button necklaces to beautiful floral pendants, BluKatDesign on Etsy has unique handmade gift ideas for your mom!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas, Handmade Jewelry

Mother’s Day is on May 8 in the USA, my birthday, this year!  Check out my store, BluKatDesign on Etsy for all sorts of handmade gift ideas for mom. Vintage button and floral pendants make a cute little affordable gift she will love or surprise her with a one-of-a-kind statement necklace with a button heart that says “MOM”! If she is more earthy maybe a vibrant mandala or chakra pendant could work. If she likes earrings, there is a a large selection of unique dangle earrings  to choose from. Everything is shipped in my recycled boxes with an upcycled paper decoration perfect for gift giving! Be sure to give handmade love this year!

To save 15%, use code at checkout:…

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Magnolia leather tooled key chain from Across leather

Across Leather

Heres a handmade custom tooled purple magnolia keychain, fob or key ring. Its tooled onto European vegetable tanned leather. Purple outer portions

Source: Magnolia keychain leather key ring custom by AcrossLeather

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Beautiful butterfly key chains from Across Leather

Across Leather

handmade,custom,leather,keychain,key ring,key fob,blue butterfly,orange butterfly,red heart,new castle,DE,acrossleather,lawrence carter Hand tooled custom butterfly

Hand tooled custom butterfly Hand tooled custom butterfly

Hand tooled custom butterfly Hand tooled custom butterfly

Hand tooled custom butterfly Hand tooled custom butterfly

butterfly in primary colors with a blue background. butterfly in primary colors with a blue background.

butterfly in primary colors with a blue background. butterfly in primary colors with a blue background. It all started in England. Where the original name for what we now know to be a butterfly was flutterby or was it vice versa…? Some called it a spoonerism, a breakdown on the passing of the word(kinda like I caught one this big) and many have used it as a more descriptive way in saying “butterfly”. I wonder if it happened on a day like today.  My NaNa always use to say, Lawrence do you know where the most beautifullllllllll women in the World are from? I’d say no NaNa. My Mom’s Mom would say County Cork Ireland and that’s where I’m from. I would say you have to be from there because you are beautiful too!!…

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A beautiful necklace from BluKatDesign

BluKatDesign Handmade Artisan Jewelry

pecock necklace

Teal, Turquoise Leopard- Peacock Bib Statement Necklace

I am having so much fun with my new line of jewelry made from duct tape!  Yes duct tape! My latest design is a reversible bib necklace with a shimmery peacock design on one side and a turquoise and purple leopard animal print on the other!  It is two necklaces in one! These are so fun and easy to wear with my steel necklace cords. Click on the photos to take you to my Etsy store. Now, which earrings would you get, the peacock or the leopard…or both?

peacock necklace Peacock bib necklace statement

duct tape necklace Shimmery Duct Tape Necklace

colorful bib necklace

bib necklace Reversible Leopard Print – Peacock Bib Necklace

turquoise leopard earrings jewelry Animal Print Earrings Made From Duct Tape!

bib necklace

Reversible Peacock - Leopard Necklace Statement Reversible Peacock – Leopard Necklace Statement

Like fun upcycled jewelry? If so be sure to follow my Pinterest board: Upcycled Jewelry

Would you wear jewelry made from duct tape? Comments welcomed!

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