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...

My original concept was simply to share what I was making, what inspired it, and the materials that I had used. But new ideas kept forming, and now Inspirational Beading has so many regular segments that I can barely fit them all in every month. One of my favorite things about blogging, is...

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...

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...

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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

their own preference - beading threads are as different as the beaders that use them. This month we also had a fantastic guest giveaway with Clare of Mylana on Etsy. She offered up a gorgeous pair of handmade earrings and a bead charm bracelet for two lucky winners. Random.org helped me to...

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...

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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