Making Beaded Jewelry – When You’ve Run Out of Supplies

Making beaded jewelry is fun, unless you have run out of supplies.  And if in today's economy you can't afford more at the moment, what do you do?

As for me, I take a look at what I've made and rarely worn.  Time to disassemble and create something new!

What to Choose?

As I mentioned, the first thing I do is look for jewelry that I made and have only worn once or twice (or in some cases...never).  No, I don't particularly like taking apart my "babies", but on the flip side -- I love creating something new!

And honestly, if I don't wear it (and don't really expect to in the future), why not take it apart?  It's doing no good sitting in the jewelry box.

When you are hungry for beading supplies, it can be a treasure-trove.

(Re) Making Beaded Jewelry

OK, I have two necklaces that I am eying.  One is primarily pearls and Swarovski.  The other has gemstone beads, sterling spacers, gemstone chips and Czech beads.  I've rarely worn one of them.  The other I used to wear a lot, but haven't put on for at least 5 years.  I'd say they are ripe for redux.

So, let me take 'em both apart.  I'm probably create just one necklace out of the two.  I will add in a few of my lampwork beads that I just found this morning (whoo-hoo!). 

So, I'll post what I come up with -- let's see if I can manage to make something interesting.

Meanwhile, if you do have some spare change for more beads, here are some you might like.

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads Blue Color Long Oval Octopus 28 mm 4 Beads
Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads Blue Color Long Oval Octopus 28 mm 4 Beads
$5.99
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Handmade Lampwork 19 mm Lentil Glass Beads Green Blue Dragonfly 4 Beads 50
Handmade Lampwork 19 mm Lentil Glass Beads Green Blue Dragonfly 4 Beads 50
$7.99
Time Remaining: 8d 20h 2m
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G2625L Clear w Blue  Green Swirls 12mm Round Blown Lampwork Glass Beads 10 pkg
G2625L Clear w Blue Green Swirls 12mm Round Blown Lampwork Glass Beads 10 pkg
$8.00
Time Remaining: 18d 20h 18m
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Lampwork Handmade Turquoise Blue Flower Spacer Rondelle Beads Choose Quantity
Lampwork Handmade Turquoise Blue Flower Spacer Rondelle Beads Choose Quantity
$3.99
Time Remaining: 16d 19h 1m
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Lampwork Handmade Glass Beads Blue Bayou Round Rondelle 8
Lampwork Handmade Glass Beads Blue Bayou Round Rondelle 8
$6.99
Time Remaining: 24d 18h
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