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How to make a beded bookmark – free tutorial

how to make a beaded bookmark

Lately the question often arises, what can we do with our beaded jewellery.

I made these bookmarks for my friends, who never wear jewellery, but like my work very much and read a lot. (The heart is for my husband of course ❤️ )

You can create bookmarks like mine in a few minutes. All you need for this project is a finished pendant (from your “pandemic” collection), needle, thread and round hat elastic. Choose a pendant with a flat backside. Cut off a piece of hat elastic, and sew it to the back side of the pendant. That’s all.
I made a detailed description for this project. You can download it for free.

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This tutorial doesn’t contains the pattern of the pendants I used for create the bookmarks.

This documents shows you only how you can create a bookmark from an existing pendant.

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Beading tutorial Aurelia beaded bead

beading tutorial aurelia beaded bead

A chrysalis or aurelia hides a beautiful butterfly. Unfortunately there is no butterfly in this beaded bead. Nonetheless my daughter gave this name to the beaded bead, because the shape and the hollow structure remind her of a chrysalis.

This is another no-special-bead project. I used 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads and some bicone crystals to create them.

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Last minute gift for 2020!

Today is your last chance to grab yourself a copy of the Stellar mini snowflake earrings tutorial for free, if you subscribe  to my newsletter.

I give a gift to my newsletter subscribers every year. In this year I designed these delicate snowflake earrings, and if you are a newsletter subscriber on beading-tutorial.com, you can download it for free. 

This offer is only valid for 2020. Don’t miss it!

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Beading tutorial rimed snowflake

beading tutorial rimed snowflake

Sometimes it happens that a snow crystal in the cloud collide with some water droplets, which freeze onto the ice. These droplets are called rime. A snow crystal might have some rime droplets, and it can occur, that a crystal is completely covered with rime.

This is a 2 in 1 beaded snowflake tutorial:
using it you can create two versions of the Rimed Snowflake:

❊ one with a star shaped hole in the middle, and
❊ another one with a round stone crystal in the middle.

This is a no-special-bead project, I used super duo beads, seed beads and 8 mm round stones (optional) for the snowflakes.

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Beading pattern Fernlike stellar snowflake

beading tutorial fernlike stellar snowflake

Beading tutorial Fernlike Stellar Snowflake

This is a 2 in 1 tutorial:
using it you can create two versions of the Fernlike Stellar Snowflake:

❊ one with a star shaped hole in the middle, and
❊ another one with a round stone crystal in the middle.

This is a no-special-bead project, I used super duo beads, seed beads and 8 mm round stones (optional) for the snowflakes.

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Beading pattern collection Snowflakes ebook

beading pattern collection snowflaes ebook by Diána Balogh

(more than 1000 beaded snowflake variations)

Snowflakes are wonders of nature. Every single one is unique. If we could observe them closely, we’ll be dazzled by their beautiful complexity and fragility. You can learn how to create wonderful beaded snowflakes using a very straightforward way. The book walks you through the entire process of beading, with detailed instructions alongside diagrams and phase photos, so you can easily bead any of the thousand possible snowflakes, and create your own snowflake collection to turn your home into a winter wonderland.

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Christmas napkin ring beading tutorial

Christmas napkin ring beading turorial

I am not going to give beaded jewellery as a gift this Christmas. This year I will surprise my family members with napkin rings. Of course with BEADED napkin rings, since I am a beader. 😀
I designed a special set for my mother, real Christmas napkin rings, decorated with ilex. I really like the way it took shape, and it really remembers me of Christmas spent at home when I was a child. We always decorated our home with holly.

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Claspception beaded clasp tutorial

Claspception beaded clasp tutorial

Clasp the clasp into another clasp. Repeat this again and again. The result is the Claspception. This is my new design: a modular beaded jewellery. Join 8-10 clasps into a bracelet. Or connect 20 into a short necklace. Or more for a long one. Create your clasps using more colours and combine the colours with each other. It is easy to make a black jewellery. Or a white. Join the two colours and create a black-white variation. The more colours you use, the more options you have for variation: cool and warm colours, shades of browns and gold, rainbow colours…

And one more thing: If you can not find the appropriate clasp for your beadwork, using this tutorial you can create one in the perfect colours for your jewellery.

This tutorial is based on Geneviève Liebaert’s Chenille spiral.

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Kathleen chenille beaded bead tutorial

Kathleen chenille beaded bead tutorial

Kathleen Chenille beaded bead is an easy to make beaded bead tutorial with flowers. “No special beads” project. I used Japanese Toho seed beads in two sizes (11/0 and 15/0) only, and a round wooden bead with the diameter of 2 cm. The size of the finished beadwork is 2,4 cm (1 inch) across. You can use your beaded bead as a pendant, a key fob, or a bag ornament as well.

This design is based on Geneviève Liebaert’s Chenille spiral.

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Ladybird beaded bead for IBW 2020

Ladybird beaded beads

I designed this little beaded bead (its diameter is just 12 mm) exclusively for International Beading Week 2020.
I named my creation Ladybird Beaded Bead, because the red one remembers me to a tiny cute ladybird.

If you create one piece it can be used as a tiny pendant. From two pieces you can make a pair of earrings. From more pieces you can create longer earrings, and if you can’t stop beading them – as I did 🙂 – you can make a bracelet, or a whole necklace from them.

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