Monarch Butterfly Bead from Royal Metals Green Patina Czech Glass Dragonfly Button from Bello Modo Brass and Copper Butterfly and Flower Clasp from Sonoran Beads Czech Glass Red and Gold Ladybugs from Beadaholique Patricia Healey Copper Fly Pendant from Lima Beads And even though...

Even our favorite bead retailers are catching on to the allure of art glass, and many are offering up lampwork beads made with care in the USA. But when it comes to one of a kind beads, individual torch artists provide us with amazing treasures. Here are just a few examples of the...

Resin Cameo From Rings & Things Vintage Glass Sapphire Jewel Cabochon From A Grain of Sand Vintage Rutilated Quartz Gold Cabochon From Eureka Eureka Vintage Style Pink Daisy Cabochon From Bello Modo Fused Glass Cabochon Assortment From Spleodar Vintage German Glass Alexandrite Oval...

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 all time favorite bead finishes is Picasso, especially on faceted or cut beads. I love the earthy quality they have, the subtle elegance, and the way the colors seem more vibrant under the Picasso blush. They're awfully rugged and rustic for something so pretty. Today I felt like...

White Wood Heishi Beads From Rings & Things These lightweight natural beads come in a variety of gorgeous dyed colors, like lime green. Wildly Bohemian Seed Bead Kits From Artbeads.com Oodles of coordinated seed beads in one pack! Love Affair is perfect for Valenetine's Day...

, I see that the Spindle Beads I mentioned above have a top to bottom hole (or side to side, depending on your perspective!), as do the Blown Glass Teardrop, and the Swarovski Drop Pearl which all fit your preference! They all have amazing colors and varied shapes. Don't forget the rondelles...

Bring on the ice cream trucks, family barbeques, and flip flops! It's also the perfect time to wear flowers and floral prints, so today's list of must-have beads is all about blooms. Enjoy! Are you taking your beads on vacation this year? Copyright 2011 Inspirational Beading Subscribe to...

com Multicolor Turquoise Leaf Pendants from Auntie's Beads Brown Polymer Clay Leaf Beads by Tina Holden Designs Carved Red Horn Leaf Beads from Fusionbeads Ezel Orange Filigree Leaf Pendant from Beadaholique Peach Czech Glass Leaves from Garden of Glass Fire Leaves Lampwork...

 

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