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Win a beading kit!

win a beading kit with diana balogh

Happy Holidays!

Celebrate the last month of this year with me!

I would like to thank you all for the many purchases and for the positive reviews in my stores; for the many likes and kind comments I received on my posts on Facebook and Instagram and the kind messages and emails you sent me during the year. These are very-very important things in my life, these are the “driving forces” of my work to create new designs and to write tutorials from them.

Since December is the month of holidays I would like to give you some gifts:

If you visit one of my shops you can buy all patterns with a 20%, and all beading kits (only available on Etsy) with a 10% discount throughout December (no code needed).

Everyone who buys 3 or more beading patterns and/or beading kits from December 1st to December 31st in any of my stores, will participate in a raffle for the Fairy Berry necklace beading kit, that takes place on January 1st, 2024.

Please read the RULES:

  • You will participate in the raffle if you buy 3 tutorials and/or beading kits in or on from December 1st to December 31st, 2023 CET.
  • It is not necessary that the purchases take place at the same time, you can buy three or more different times, the number of your purchases will be added up during the month.
  • Each customer is entered into the draw only once, regardless of how many times and/or in how many stores they have purchased three tutorials and/or kits.
  • If you order from my different shops please take your order with the same name, address and email address, otherwise I will not be able to correlate your purchases and thus you might not be eligible for the raffle.
  • Purchase of free tutorials does not entitle you to participate in the raffle.
  • The raffle will take place on January 1st, 2024.
  • The name of the winner will be posted on website and all social media related to organizer.
  • The winner will be notified by email.
  • The prizes are not transferable and not redeemable for cash.
  • You can buy my tutorials on Etsy ( and here on

I wish you all happy holidays from the bottom of my heart and all the best in the new year!


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Toho – Miyuki seed beads comparison

toho - miyuki seed beads comparison by Diana Balogh

“You use Toho seed beads in your design. Can I bead it with Miyuki seed beads?” – this is one of the most frequently asked questions I get about my patterns.

My answer is sometimes “yes”, sometimes “no”, and it also happens, that the answer is “I don’t know”. And this answer doesn’t depend on my mood, or the beading skills of the questioner. It depends on the beadwork itself, it depends on how much the different sizes of the beads with the same size marking affect the final result.

It is possible that you already know from your personal experience, that seed beads with the same size marking from different brands in the reality don’t have the same size. My short study explains how is it possible…

You can download it for free from here >>

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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!

You can learn from this lesson:

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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, you can download it for free. 

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

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