I had learned circular brick stitch years ago, but it had never occurred to me to use something with a large hole in the middle rather than wrapping thread around a bead and going from there. This was a revelation for me and is still an experimental process. Inspirational Beading: Of all...

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...

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...

Good luck, and happy beading! I would like to thank Sixth & Spring Books and SOHO Publishing for giving me the opportunity to review and enjoy this book. Inspirational Beading has not received paid compensation for featuring products in this post. I have shared my sincere opinions of this...

My metal-free philosophy has never been tested quite so much! So, what's your favorite inspiration of late? Copyright 2011 Inspirational Beading and Friends Images hosted by Flickr Subscribe to Inspirational Beading

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...

To celebrate how far Inspirational Beading has come, we're going to go back and take a look at some posts from three years ago, and how different they are from what you'll find here today. There were only three posts in August 2008, and all of them were part of the original concept: The...

Beads of Courage is a program that works to provide innovative, arts-in-medicing supportive care programs to children who are coping with serious illnesses. Jean Baruch, the founder of this program, received her inspiration from her experience as a camp nurse at one of Paul Newman‘s Hole in...

MKSupplies Light Colorado Topaz Round Flatback from Auntie's Beads Aquamarine Classic Baguette from FusionBeads Vintage Rose Pointedback Baguettes from Driving Miss Moppet Orchid 18mm Rivoli from Whimbeads Sterling Silver Plate Flowers from Too Cute Beads Vintage Blue Zircon Fancy...

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...

 

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