Her jewelry studio is always filled with beautiful, fun designs that feature a variety of materials, including natural stones in gorgeous colors. Inspirational Beading: What is your all-time favorite bead? Catherine: My all-time favorite beads? Boy, is that ever a hard question! Stones...

bead or material to pair these with? Ellen: I like the way wool has a little bit of fuzz to it. For instance, in this brooch, I enjoy the combination of the furry background with the smoothness of the beads: Sparkle Flower Brooch. And this bowl also has a fun combination of textures: Bounce...

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...

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...

To enter for your chance to win these pretty beads, simply leave a comment on this post, and answer the following question: What is your all time favorite bead shape? If you do not have a Blogger profile with email contact enabled, be sure to leave a link to your shop or website, or an...

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...

By Erin - Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 3:15pm Introducing French Idole Fall Color Collection 2014 Perfectly structured brows frame intensely smoky eyes. Graphic minimalism meets the latest shades. This fall, Lancôme took inspiration from the violet beauty of dark amethyst and beguiling...

Today's selection was inspired by the never ending task of finding ways to organize one's hobbies and life. Just when you think you've got your beads, books and jewelry stored in just the right way, something always comes along that makes you want to rework it all over again. What's your...

This month's handmade and vintage picks are also full of feathers and hot colors. Here are a few of my favorite Polyvore sets featuring today's picks: Do you like to make or wear feather jewelry? What's your favorite style? Copyright 2011 Inspirational Beading Collages by Polyvore.com,...

One thing I always look forward to every winter is a little box of butter mints - smooth, tasty and delightfully colorful. This pretty pastel treasury by Sharky's Waters captures that same smoothness with a hint of holiday elegance. What's your favorite holiday treat for...

 

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