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10 Awesome Tips to Get Your Beading Mojo Back!

It happens, we lose that spark.  Winter gets long and it’s more fun to shop for beads than actually sit down and make something.  Or maybe you just feel like you are a in rut creating the same designs and need to expand your jewelry horizons.  Use this list as a jumping off point to find new inspirations.  Or give yourself a weekly assignment for each of the 10 ideas! Print this out and hang it next to your bead area. Here are some resources to help you get started:

Jewelry Challenges & Contests: Art Bead Scene Challenge  *  Challenge of Music Blog HopUncommon Goods Jewelry Design Contest  *  Bead Star  *  Bead Dreams 

Bead Soup Basics and the Bead Soup Book and check out the bead soup inspirations in the Spring issue of Stringing.

Online jewelry classes: Beaducation is a nice resource to check out for online classes.

Pinterest is a good place to find tutorials quickly: Earwires and Clasps. It’s also great for inspirations like Ancient Jewelry.

Explore Design Seeds for new color palettes.

Check out inspiring websites like Anthropologie, Sundance and Mod Cloth to find clothing to inspire your next jewelry design. Create a piece of jewelry to match an outfit.

How do you break out of a beading rut?