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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: 15d 22h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $2.65
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: 22d 10h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
Handmade Lampwork Glass Blue Beads Shell 16 mm Pillow Puff 4 Beads blueshell
Handmade Lampwork Glass Blue Beads Shell 16 mm Pillow Puff 4 Beads blueshell
$3.99
Time Remaining: 10d 11h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $3.99
3 Handmade Lampwork Handblown Blue Black 12mm Glass BeadsG284G89
3 Handmade Lampwork Handblown Blue Black 12mm Glass BeadsG284G89
$1.50
Time Remaining: 21d 17h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $1.50
Handmade Lampwork Glass Lentil Beads Blue Red Peacock Swirls 19mm 4 pcs 57
Handmade Lampwork Glass Lentil Beads Blue Red Peacock Swirls 19mm 4 pcs 57
$3.99
Time Remaining: 11h 37m

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