It's amazing when you think of the millennia of geological time it takes to create these beauties! Inspirational Beading: What is your favorite technique or method to use them? Catherine: It all depends on the stones and how the Muses are feeling that day! The jaspers are so beautiful on...

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...

It's been far too long since we've had a bead giveaway. This month, I want to share one of my favorite bead collections - lots of lovely little round beads in imitation gemstone colors. I carefully collected these 6 mm rounds and treasured them for the way they resemble semiprecious stones and...

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...

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As always, your answers to the bead question were varied and exciting. This month, we talked about our favorite bead shapes. The winning comment also happened to be the most popular - bicones. These bead shapes are quite common, thanks to their versatility and good looks. Although we often...

Perfect for a material girl, don't you think? What's your favorite 80's look? Copyright 2011 Inspirational Beading and ArtFire.com Subscribe to Inspirational Beading

Today I paired it up with reds and pinks for another summery drink inspiration. To add a little to the strawberry daiquiri theme, I couldn't resist adding a sprinkling of crystals - a pretty good facsimile for course sugar, don't you think? Do you like lime green? What's your favorite...

Congratulations to Mandy from Beads for Brains, who was drawn for last week's tutorial giveaway! The prize was a copy of my brand new Faux Freeform Peyote Bracelet tutorial. By using different seed bead sizes and colors with basic even count peyote stitch, the bracelet imitates the organic,...

In an effort to save a little money - for more beads, of course! - I have decided to let it go. Although I didn't have much of a chance to establish a regular blog there, I did put together some all-bead collections that I think are worth saving. They also make a wonderful farewell to...

 

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