Although taking the time to make sure that the long magatamas were facing the right direction with each stitch made the work go a little slower, it was much more fun that trying to please the beads, instead of the other way around. And now I have this fun little collar with blue and green...

But my all time favorite jaspers are the landscape jaspers. When looking at landscape jaspers, I've seen mountain landscapes, ocean scenes (even a surfing frog once!), a volcano erupting and meadows of flowers. It's amazing when you think of the millennia of geological time it takes to create...

Today my guest, Ellen of yellowee, shares her love of a fun assortment of beads and buttons for decoration and embellishment. Inspirational Beading: What is your all-time favorite bead? Ellen: I love glass beads of all types, and also lots of semiprecious stones, especially labradorite,...

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...

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...

and embracing of new exciting technologies, we constantly look to the past for reference and inspiration. Fashion is such a huge example of this, as what comes around, goes around, and styles from the past are constantly revived and updating. Just the act of fashion blogging itself merges the...

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...

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...

blogging, is creating a stamp in time - a reference to what was happening at that moment. It's fun, and sometimes a little scary, to go back and review old posts. For me, it's wonderful to see how much my designs and photography have improved, along with my skills as a blogger. To celebrate...

. 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...

 

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