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...

I also have a deep love for buttons, which can be used in many of the same ways as beads, and I view them as the same type of supply for my creations. Jars of vintage buttons can be a lot of fun, because you never know what you'll find inside. Inspirational Beading: What is your favorite...

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...

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...

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...

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...

seed beads, in some of my old favorite colors. I don't want to completely spoil the surprise, but I might just have a few new embroidery projects to share next week. None of them are quite like this one, but there's always a chance that I'll be crazy enough to try it again. Three years...

There have been almost forty inspired beaders featured here in the last three years, each one with their own exciting ideas and techniques, and amazing portfolios of beading and artwork to share. Here are just a few of my favorites: I'm always on the lookout for unique designs to showcase...

 

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