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...

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...

I was very excited when I noticed that Turkey was one of the top visitors to Inspirational Beading in August, and I couldn't wait to start searching for some gorgeous bead and jewelry inspirations from this wonderfully exotic part of the world. Turkey is one of the world's oldest inhabited...

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...

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...

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the draw, and happy beading! Copyright 2011 Inspirational Beading and Etsy.com Subscribe to Inspirational Beading Get inspired on Facebook

Here are a few fun zebra picks, including always lovely zebra shell beads. Happy beading! Copyright 2012 Inspirational Beading Subscribe to Inspirational Beading Get inspired on Facebook

I can't quite explain why beverages have been finding their way into my inspirations lately. It's something about summer that makes all these colors and flavors so appropriate. Perhaps I'm just thirsty. Today's color palette is the lovely lime green of margaritas, with a bit of golden tequila...

With so many beading techniques from all around the world, it's not surprising that your answers were so varied and unique. Pixiloo says that one of her favorite inspirations is African metal beads. Not only are these beauties the ultimate in upcycling, but they have a gorgeous rustic...

 

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