Hand Beaded Jewelry

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 19 mm Lentil Glass Beads Green Blue Dragonfly 4 Beads
Handmade Lampwork 19 mm Lentil Glass Beads Green Blue Dragonfly 4 Beads
$7.99
Time Remaining: 11d 15h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $7.99
G2597L Dark Blue Clear w Black Swirls 12mm Round Blown Lampwork Glass Bead 10 pk
G2597L Dark Blue Clear w Black Swirls 12mm Round Blown Lampwork Glass Bead 10 pk
$7.75
Time Remaining: 25d 21h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $7.75
Lampwork Handmade Glass Beads Blue Bayou Round Rondelle 8
Lampwork Handmade Glass Beads Blue Bayou Round Rondelle 8
$6.99
Time Remaining: 21d 45m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
Glow Handmade Glass Lampwork Round Beads SRA MTO Glow in the Dark
Glow Handmade Glass Lampwork Round Beads SRA MTO Glow in the Dark
$13.00
Time Remaining: 12d 9h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $13.00
Lampwork Glass Flower Beads Raised Petals Blue 15 mm 4 Beads a333bbb
Lampwork Glass Flower Beads Raised Petals Blue 15 mm 4 Beads a333bbb
$6.99
Time Remaining: 22d 14h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99

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