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...

The first bracelet I made used an interesting triangle bead. Inspirational Beading: Do you have a favorite material or color to work with? Laura: Strings come in such a variety of textures and weights there is always something new to work with. I particularly enjoy when I get a set of...

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...

Inspirational Beading: Who do you hope to inspire with your work? Elizaveta: Whoever wants to be inspired. You can see more one of a kind statement jewelry, art, fashion and more at ElizavetaYankelovic.com, or in Elizaveta's Etsy shop. Copyright 2012 Inspirational Beading and Elizaveta...

. There have been almost forty inspired beaders featured here in the last three years, each one with their own exciting ideas and techniques, and amazing portfolios of beading and artwork to share. Here are just a few of my favorites: I'm always on the lookout for unique designs to showcase...

Hand-made beads from the souvenir lane Happy beading, Romania! Copyright 2011 Inspirational Beading Images Hosted by Flickr Subscribe to Inspirational Beading Get inspired on Facebook

Happy beading, Latvia! Copyright 2012 Inspirational Beading and Friends Images Hosted by Pinterest Subscribe to Inspirational Beading Get inspired on Facebook

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...

Today I found some amazing bead and jewelry inspirations from Poland - our top visitor country of late. The market stall images are especially delightful, and of course there are lots of beautiful pieces made with Baltic amber. Since it happens to be Wednesday, let's go wordless and let these...

Blue beads, 3. Greece, 4. Santorini Beads, 5. Greece 2003, 6. greek way of life #1: komboloi, 7. Santorini, 8. DONKEY BEADS!!, 9. Bugbeads, 10. Man with Worry Beads in Naxos, 11. worry_beads, 12. Prayer Beads, 13. Beads Happy beading, Greece! Copyright 2011 Inspirational Beading Images...

 

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