I love a good project, especially when I'm holed up in my basement apartment against a hurricane. The inspiration for most of this is usually drawn from something I see professionally done that makes me think, "I can do that." Or sometimes: "I can't afford that."
Take these bracelets from Chan Luu. It's criminal how much she charges for them. So I googled a couple high-res images of the photos, bought some beading supplies, and was able to recreate this for around $20 apiece: