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What to Do With Your Leftover Beads!

Did your beading table explode over the holidays? I’m sure as you’ve been tidying it back up (because I know your New Year’s resolution was to organize your beads!), you keep finding random stray beads leftover from projects that you made for gifts or holiday bazaars. And you probably think to yourself, “What on earth am I supposed to do with these random beads!” Don’t worry, there are all sorts of fun projects that you can make with those stray little buggers and you’ll even be impressed with how eclectic your jewelry will turn out! As you clean your beading table, just throw stray beads into a bin, and once you’re all done, here are a couple of project ideas you can do with them!

I whipped these earrings up with leftover crystal beads, pearls and fire polished glass beads. All it took were these fabulous mesh chandelier components. I simply slipped the beads into the mesh and stuck some ear wires on! It was so easy and the mesh detail distorts the beads just enough that you can hardly even tell that none of the beads match!

If mismatched earrings is just too much for you to handle, you can always use your leftover beads to make a one of a kind necklace! All you need to do is string some beads onto a piece of wire and turn a simple loop at either end of the wire with chain attached. It’s so easy and it gives a really vibrant, eclectic look!

Have you ever made jewelry with beads left over from finished projects? What tips do you have for creating fun, eclectic jewelry?

Have a great weekend! – Sara

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