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