The necklaces, bracelets and earrings featured in Beaded Allure are made with a variety of easy to find materials, like seed beads, Czech glass, and crystals. They are also incredibly wearable, but live up to the title. Each piece is a mini work of art, but not too over the top for even...

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...

Each of the projects and the beginner section includes step by step instructions and easy to follow diagrams, plus full color pictures of each finished design to inspire you. Beaded Collarsis an absolute must-read for beaders with a flair for tribal designs or elaborate beadwork. Copyright...

help guide and inspire you as well. At the end of the book, Anja Freese gives a brief overview of loom weaving, then shares some fantastic beaded animal patterns like birds and snakes, which can be used to make traditional-looking bracelets. She also includes instructions for creating...

last few decades, Madeleine shares some of her personal stories as a jewelry lover. The book is filled with hundreds of beautiful photographs, including plenty of close-ups of amazing pins - from quirky dollar store finds to stunning Swarovski creations. A handy Pindex at the back of the book...

I re-photographed the beads from one of my original posts to show the difference in style and quality. Today, I'm happy to report that I finally used up that bead mixture! Do you ever look back on old blogs or journals and compare them to today? Copyright 2011 Inspirational...

Creating a design and sharing it with an audience - even the small one Inspirational Beading had at the time - was a big step for the blog, and one I have been eager to continue with in various ways throughout the last three years. Making this pink necklace wasn't just an important moment...

Whether you're still getting a feel for your favorites, or you're getting bored with the same old techniques, Bead Chic will help you jump start your creativity, and find new ways to get inspiration for your own art jewelry. Copyright 2011 Inspirational Beading and North Light...

Over 15 pages of basics, tips and a look at materials, plus a handy glossary of beading terms, makes Stitching Beaded Jewelryone of the best all-in-one books for getting started with beadwork jewelry making. My favorite design is the Graduated Collar, which uses different sizes of beautiful...

Rosemary introduces each of the three chapters - Wire, Fiber and Felt - with a few inspiring thoughts on the medium. The friendly tone of the book is very encouraging to beginners and experts alike. Elements of Stylealso includes a handy glossary of abbreviations and techniques, a resource...

 

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