All About Inspiration

FusionBeads.com's Inspiration page is a designer showcase of stunning yet easy-to-make jewelry, all made from beads and components you can order right here. We've answered some of the most commonly asked questions regarding our Inspiration Designs below.

For further inquiries, our Customer Support Team is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm Pacific Time, toll free 1.888.781.3559 or 1.206.781.9500 outside of the United States and Canada. You can also email us at support@fusionbeads.com!

What are Inspiration Projects?

FusionBeads.com's Inspiration Projects are jewelry and craft designs created by our talented staff of designers. Inspiration Projects use Beading Techniques and products available right here on our web site. Most projects come with free PDF instructions that you're welcome to use online or print out!

Inspiration Projects can be done exactly as shown or you can use our ideas as a building block for your own designs. The most important thing is to be INSPIRED!

Click here to see our entire gallery of Inspiration Projects!

Who designs your Inspiration Pieces? Can I submit one of my own designs?

We are pleased to staff a dynamic group of talented designers here at FusionBeads.com. Occasionally we will team up with an affiliated company to bring in guest designers. However, a vast majority of our Inspiration Designs are created in-house.

Click here to meet our staff!

While we do not accept designs from outside parties, we absolutely love to see what our customers and community are creating! A great way to share with us is by posting on our Facebook Timeline or tweeting pics @FusionBeads. For more information on how to share photos through social media, see our Fusion Beads Community Q&A by clicking here.

Can I get instructions for one of your Inspiration Projects?

FusionBeads.com offers free printable instructions for most of our Inspiration Projects!

To find the PDF Instructions for the project you're interested in, go to the product's webpage. This is the page where you see a big picture of the project with all the items used in the piece listed to the right, available for purchase. In the pink "Description" tab you'll find a list of information regarding the piece. Click the link labeled "Click here to download instructions".

To view PDF files, you will need Adobe Reader. If you are having troubles downloading or opening a PDF please update your Adobe Reader software.

http://get.adobe.com/reader/

How can I get instructions for one of your kits?

Our FusionBeads.com Designer Kits are available to purchase as complete kits only. Instructions are not sold separately at this time.

If you have already purchased a kit and would like assistance in selecting items to make the design in a different color or metal, our Customer Support Team would be happy to help! Please email your request to support@fusionbeads.com.

How do I know how many of which items to order?

To order all of the items used in the Inspiration Project you're going to do, go the project's page on our website. You will see a large picture of the finished piece with an ordering chart for the items below it. Please see our How to Use our NEW Website Q&A for details on finding products and information on our site.

To the right of the project's picture you will see a tabbed area. The first tab will be open and displays the level of beader the project is suggested for and PDF Instructions, if applicable.

Click on the second tab to view the items and quantities used. The quantities will be noted first, then the item's SKU and description. Use this list to order the items from the ordering chart below and you'll be on your way to making beautiful jewelry! Happy beading!

What is the fastest way to order all of the items for an Inspiration Project and find out that total cost?

Finding the total cost of a project on our website is easy! Our Cart will do the math for you.

While on the Inspiration Project's webpage, open the "Products Used" tab - directly to the right of the project's image. Using the provided list, enter the quantity you need of each item into the ordering chart below. Once all the quantity fields are completed, click the "Add All To Cart" button at the bottom of that page.

Once the items are added to your Cart you can see your Grand Total for that project there. Now all you need to do is have fun making your new project!

There is a mistake on one of your Inspiration Projects. Who should I tell?

Something in an Inspiration Project doesn't look right? Please let us know so we can fix it!

Email the title of the Inspiration Project, along with a brief description of the mistake and where you see it to support@fusionbeads.com. You can also call us Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm Pacific Time toll free at 1.888.781.3559 or 1.206.781.9500 outside of the United States and Canada.

Thank you for helping us keep our Inspiration Projects accurate and enjoyable for everyone!

An item I need for the Inspiration Project I’m making is out of stock. What can I do?

We do our best to keep our inventory stocked, but sometimes items sell out. If an item you need now for a project is currently out of stock, consider a substitute. If you need assistance in your selection please contact our Customer Support Team.

You can also sign up for an automatic email notification for when the out of stock item is available again. Just click the button labeled "Email" directly to the right of the item. This will appear in place of the "Add" (to cart) button.

Again, if you have any questions, we're happy to help! Our Customer Support Team is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm Pacific Time, toll free 1.888.781.3559 or 1.206.781.9500 outside of the United States and Canada. You can also email us at support@fusionbeads.com!

Can I link to one of your Inspiration Projects on my website or feature it on my blog?

You are welcome to link to us on your website or blog. We do ask that FusionBeads.com is credited with all content that is sourced from our site.

Please note that we do not conduct a link exchange program, but we do appreciate your interest in our company.

How do I find an Inspiration Project or Fusion Beads design? Can you help me find it?

There are several ways to find Inspiration Projects on FusionBeads.com.

If you know the title or part of the title of the Inspiration Project you want to do, try using the Search bar located in the upper right-hand corner of our webpage. Be sure to change the search from "Products" to "Projects" by clicking the small arrow to the left of the word "Search".

You can also use the Project Search to find more generalized projects. For example, if you'd like to do a black and gold necklace, try searching "black gold necklace". This will pull up any projects that fit this description. If your search doesn't pull up any results, try again with more generalized or different words.


Another way to find Inspiration Projects is to click on "Inspiration Projects", located in the top navigation bar running along our website. You will find a nicely organized selection of projects here. Just click on the type of project you'd like to do.

All of the projects in the selected category will be displayed. If you'd like to narrow down your search, use the filters located on the right-hand side of the webpage. For example, if you click on "Necklaces" you're going to get a lot of projects shown. To find that black and gold necklace you're looking for, click on the word "Black" from the "Color Family" menu. Then, click on the word "Gold" from the "Metal Color" menu.

You can view the applied filters at the top of the left-hand filter menu. If you'd like to remove a filter and expand your options, just click the small X to the left of the word you want to eliminate.


Still can't find something you're looking for? It might be time to get in touch with Customer Support. Occasionally items are no longer available and if we're not able to remake an Inspiration Project with available supplies, the project is removed from our site until we can. If this is the case, Customer Support will do our best to locate either instructions or an image of the project for you. Just email us at support@fusionbeads.com or call 888.781.3559.

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