Sometimes, the beading techniques that we favor most are inspired by the use of a favorite material. Delica lovers are masters of peyote stitch. Chainmaille and jump rings go hand in hand. Today my guest, Tamara of Vanishing Pearl Jewelry, shares an insight into her favorite combination of...

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...

Last week we revisited the technique behind a simple peyote stitch bezel. Today, we're going to browse through some of the wonderful non-drilled beads that you can pair it with. Cabochons are typically dome shaped, but can come in all manner of shapes and sizes. The basic criteria is that...

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...

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...

Beads and fabric go together like Delicas and peyote stitch, so it's no wonder that combining jewelry making with techniques we often think of for garments will result in beautiful designs. In particular, knitting and crochet are ideal ways to combine beads with textile elements. In Elements...

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,...

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...

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...

 

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