You could tell the lady who bought it absolutely loved it! Inspirational Beading: Do you have any tips for making the most of these beads? Catherine: Let the stones talk to you. Keep the design simple because these stones can definitely stand on their own! Inspirational Beading: What is...

Today my guest, Ellen of yellowee, shares her love of a fun assortment of beads and buttons for decoration and embellishment. Inspirational Beading: What is your all-time favorite bead? Ellen: I love glass beads of all types, and also lots of semiprecious stones, especially labradorite,...

It's been far too long since we've had any blog love for Inspirational Beading readers. I appreciate each and every comment - except for the spam - and I only wish I had more time to really explore all of the great blogs by writers and beaders that visit every month. Today I want to share one...

It's always exciting to see a new country on the list of Inspirational Beading readers, and learn a little bit about where they come from. Vintage bead lovers and collectors know that Germany has been a major contributor to the glass bead trade in the last century. After World War II, many...

One of my favorite things about creating Inspirational Beading, is having the opportunity to connect with beaders all over the world. Thanks to instant translation, I can share with bead lovers in dozens of languages, and it makes me so glad to live in the internet age. Inspirational Beading...

To celebrate how far Inspirational Beading has come, we're going to go back and take a look at some posts from three years ago, and how different they are from what you'll find here today. There were only three posts in August 2008, and all of them were part of the original concept: The...

Before I tell you about some new and exciting things happening here on Inspirational Beading, I want to extend a huge thank you to all of my readers. Your visits and comments make writing worthwhile, and I hope I can continue to bring you lots of inspiration and fun beading ideas for years to...

Three years ago this month, Inspirational Beading had only one post. But, considering the amount of work behind it, it was a big one. After what seemed like weeks and weeks of stitching, I shared an incredibly ambitious bead embroidery project. In square inches, it might be the largest piece I...

Beads, 5. istanbul, 6. Turkish Jewels, 7. Jewelry, 8. Grand Bazaar- Istanbul, Turkey, 9. Beads, Yoruk Koyu, 10. Seeing Eye Beads of Istanbul, Turkey, 11. evil eye beads, 12. Woman selling beads in Turkey, 13. Beads Like neighboring Greece, evil eye beads or nazar Boncugu are a common...

Compared with previous months, November 2008 was a fairly steady month here on Inspirational Beading. Although there were only three posts in all, I was beading steadily and chronicling each piece with a new found momentum. I was really starting to like the concept of beading and blogging side...

 

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