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 Novelty Evil Eye Beads 75 8mm Round Dark Blue 20
Lampwork Glass Novelty Evil Eye Beads 75 8mm Round Dark Blue 20
$2.65
Time Remaining: 17d 14h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $2.65
Glass Eye Pendant with Claw lampwork Blue Boro Focal Bead Oil Dabber Mazet VGW
Glass Eye Pendant with Claw lampwork Blue Boro Focal Bead Oil Dabber Mazet VGW
$65.00
Time Remaining: 15h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $89.00
Lampwork Glass Flower Beads Raised Petals Blue  Yellow 15 mm 4 Beads 333y
Lampwork Glass Flower Beads Raised Petals Blue Yellow 15 mm 4 Beads 333y
$6.99
Time Remaining: 24d 2h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
6 Handmade Lampwork Blue AB Finish Twist Leaf 32x25mm Glass BeadsDDD46
6 Handmade Lampwork Blue AB Finish Twist Leaf 32x25mm Glass BeadsDDD46
$1.25
Time Remaining: 26d 13h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $1.25
G3093L Blue w Gold  Silver Foil Handmade Lampwork Glass 24mm Oval Beads 10 pkg
G3093L Blue w Gold Silver Foil Handmade Lampwork Glass 24mm Oval Beads 10 pkg
$8.20
Time Remaining: 17d 8h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $8.20

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