For a unique gift for the dog person in your life, check out wearable dog pins and portraits made from dazzling dimensional beads from The Lone Beader.

Thank goodness for the other dog people in our lives. They present us with so many gifting occasions to splurge on pet posters, portraits, and personalized pup accessorizes. If personalized gifts are your favorite to give, look no further than this irresistible birthday or holiday gift idea (it’s never too soon to think about Mother’s Day). Wearable pet pins and portraits made from dazzling dimensional beads. Constructed by stitching glass beads to felt with stunning results, these pet-perfect gifts are the work of self-taught Massachusetts artist, The Lone Beader.

The Lone Beader’s intricate beadwork ranges from cityscapes to spaceships, but Woof Report’s favorites are her charming custom pet pieces. See examples of her dog pins and you’ll be amazed.

When we first discovered The Lone Beader more than five years ago, she had an Etsy store and a cool blog showing her creations in progress. Now you can also see her intricate work on Instagram, on her store and she even sells dog brooch bead embroidery kits so you can make your own creation.

Available for commission on a first-come, first serve basis, all she needs is the dog’s photo or information about any special coloring to get started. Then, The Lone Beader creates a work of art from a piece of work. Now that’s a birthday present.

The Scoop:

The Lone Beader

Beaded Pet Pins
The Lone Beader’s store

Beaded Dog Gallery

Originally published February 2009; reviewed and updated February 2017.