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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, you can download it for free. 

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

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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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Aglio beaded bead

aglio beaded bead beading tutorial

Aglio beaded bead is a part of my Aglio jewellery collection. The name Aglio means garlic. The structure of the beaded bead contains 5 “cloves” and when I created a pendant from it, and attached the bead cap to the beaded bead, its shape reminded me of a garlic (hence the name).
The Aglio pendant offers you more options to wear it:

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Crash course in Copyright law – artisans’ edition

Copyright beading Flat Chenille Stitch, copyright infringement

How I almost lost control over my intellectual property

I’d like to raise your attention to something, that might happen to your design, your intellectual property and your copyright, if you trust Interweave, or Golden Peak Media* with them. Please read this, even if beading is not your hobby/profession, because this can very well apply to all publications of Golden Peak Media (beading, jewellery making, knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, patchwork, embroidery and fine arts as well), because we talk about the same publisher. My story is a lesson for everyone, the designers, who create DIY tutorials, and artisans/crafters who create art based on print or on-line media.

If you think you are involved into this, please get in touch so we can do something together to protect our copyrights. »

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Beaded beads in different lighting…

beaded beads beading tutorial with Flat Chenille Stitch by Diána Balogh

Beaded beads in different lighting…

I recommend you the Lantern Beaded Beads, if you like transparent glass beads, glowing colours, gold, richly decorated beadworks and beaded beads. You don’t need any special beads to create them. I only used Czech fire polished beads, and Japanese Toho seed beads in two sizes (11 and 15) for this project. You can make a funny light string for summer nights, if you put the beaded beads onto the Christmas lights.

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Bracelet beading tutorial: Andrea Bracelet

bracelet beading tutorial, Andrea bracelet by Diána Balogh

New bracelet beading tutorial

I designed the Andrea bracelet to match the Mangala pendant. You can create it with Swarovski bicone crystals. The shine of the crystals gives an elegant antique look to the bracelet (the silver bracelet on the photos). If you ran out the bicone crystals, you can use fire polished beads instead. They produce perfect result too (the antique brown and the black-green-blue-purple bracelets).

Although I write very detailed step by step instructions and guide you from the first step to the last with drawings, photos and explanations, I only recommend you this tutorial, if you are an practised beader, with RAW and CRAW experience.

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Bookmark beading tutorial, Keya Pendant beading tutorial

bookmark beading tutorial, Keya pendant beading tutorial

The Keya Bookmark beading tutorial teaches you how you can make a bookmark from a beaded pendant.

In the document you can find the Keya Pendant beading tutorial. This is a very easy beading tutorial. I recommend it to beginners.

After you finished your Keya beaded flower, you can decide if you make a pendant from it, or you create a bookmark on a very easy way.

You can use this tutorial to create a bookmark from all beaded pendants.

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