After I was beading awhile, I wanted to try something more challenging. I saw Eni Oken's wirewrapping and thought it very special. She taught me how to wire wrap.
And I've always admired historic beadweaving of the Plains Indians. Blows me away! There are a few jewelers online that I follow, who do absolutely beautiful beadweaving, such as Triz and Smadar's Treasures. I guess they gave me the courage to try beadweaving.
Even though I don't paint, I love looking at watercolors and pieces by Impressionistic painters. It warms my soul.