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.

Lampwork Glass Sky Blue Rodelle Beads 6
Lampwork Glass Sky Blue Rodelle Beads 6
$4.99
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 23m
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Lampwork Handmade Glass Beads Turquoise Blue Swirl Beige Rondelle 10
Lampwork Handmade Glass Beads Turquoise Blue Swirl Beige Rondelle 10
$7.99
Time Remaining: 18d 17h 56m
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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 16h 5m
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Lampwork Handmade Glass Blue Dream Oval Beads 18x13mm
Lampwork Handmade Glass Blue Dream Oval Beads 18x13mm
$6.99
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 8m
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Lampwork Handmade Glass Beads Silver Foil See Green Blue Lentil 6
Lampwork Handmade Glass Beads Silver Foil See Green Blue Lentil 6
$5.99
Time Remaining: 24d 18h 41m
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