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Flat Chenille 101

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This bracelet will be guaranteed one of your favourites: it is simple, delicate and elegant with tiny colourful accents.

I teach you in this video tutorial how to do the Flat Chenille stitch. I teach a new bracelet design, which I created for this year’s International Beading Week (IBW).

You don’t need any special beads, you can use seed beads from your beadstash!
Don’t worry, if you are an absolute beginner, I hold your hand and lead you step by step through the whole process.

Learn the Flat Chenille Stitch from me, the developer of the design and create your own Geneviève Bracelet!

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Flat Chenille Ring No 2

Flat Chenille Ring No 2 by Diána Balogh

Flat Chenille is still one of my favourite designs I developed. It is so simple, well organised and dainty. That is the reason, I love it very much.

I like the simple version of the ring too (which I designed in 2015), but I think, these rings with the pearls are even more elegant.

New in the tutorial: You will find cutout marker labels for the beads I used to create the beadwork on the printer friendly pages of the tutorial. Use them to make the beading easier and more transparent.

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Beaded flowers around a round stone

beaded flowers around a round stone

One of my favourite customers ask me to design a very simple, feminine pendant: a 12 mm rivoli surrounded by tiny flowers. 

She bought two dozen sweaters for women come from low-income families, are in shelters or getting back in the work force. She wanted to bead a small pendant to donate along with the sweaters, something pretty but not that would cause the women harm in anyway.

“I just wanted to make a little something special for them that they cannot buy in the store.”

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Beaded herringbone stitch necklace

I created this herringbone stitch necklace for the Aglio pendant. I made a 86 cm (34 inch) long rope without clasp, and plugged both ends of the chain through the Aglio pendant. It gave a very interesting result, my pendant became a scarf buckle.

I played with the rope and the pendant. I plugged the herringbone rope through the Aglio bead and created a simple pendant (a big bead on a rope) from it.

At the end I turned it into a real garlic (hence the name Aglio, it means garlic) by using a big bead cap. I attached a big jump ring to the pendant, and put it on the herringbone necklace.

And now I wrote a tutorial for the herringbone necklace as well, which teaches you how you can bead a herringbone rope from seed beads, and how you can create a necklace from your herringbone rope.

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Flat Chenille Stitch lessons

Join the Flat Chenille Stitch Facebook group and learn the secrets of the Flat Chenille Design!

As a group member you can learn for free how to do Flat Chenille Stitch from me, the developer of the design.
In the teaching material I show you those points where you have to pay attention to the details.
You can post the photos of your finished Flat Chenille Stitch jewellery in this group and show us your beautiful creation.

List of the lessons:

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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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