101 use for odd beads

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101 use for odd beads

Post: #172334 penny
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:56 pm

* left over pearl beads l sew on to the centre of panel of my plain white bras (design bras cost a fortune)
*odd left over/recycled crystal beads l sew on to a 'freebie' black summer sarong that l got from a ladies mag 3 yrs ago.l just add & sew any on each yr.
* lm making a table cloth and cushion covers (from a white charity shop sheet) for my garden table which will be edges with diff odd beads, to decorate and to weigh it down on the table,like the old fashion beaded milk jug covers.

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Re: 101 use for odd beads

Post: #172370 Thomzo
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:08 pm

Christmas decorations (oh dear, seems to be my stock answer to anything at the moment)
Wooden ones with large holes can be hung on light pulls
Earrings
String onto wire and make tie backs
Wire up with some old cds to make garden mobiles
Wire into flower arrangements

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Re: 101 use for odd beads

Post: #254267 Lillia
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:48 pm

Hanging from the bottom of lampshades is very pretty~ :flower:

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Re: 101 use for odd beads

Post: #254337 wabbit955
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:05 pm

i made little men out of mine and hanged them in the garden looks great when the sun hits them
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Re: 101 use for odd beads

Post: #254382 bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:27 am

A neighbour of mine has crystal beads hanging on fishing wire in strings just inside her window. It is so pretty when the sun hits them - though they look more like chandelier drops than beads, guess beads would work.
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Re: 101 use for odd beads

Post: #255802 sammyh
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:52 pm

I saw that idea when in the isle of wright, looked really pretty, was in a lovely seaside village and the beads looked beautiful. Recently necklaces are often really asemectric so go for very random necklaces, experimenting with size and colour clashes!! (I used to make a lot of jewellery!!) really good for present boxes - does anyone else do this- a box of nice stuff/ made things/ second hand/sale stuff waiting for b'days and xmas/!

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Re: 101 use for odd beads

Post: #255813 contadina
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:13 am

I shall be using some with broken tiles and various other bits and bobs to make a mosaic in the near future.

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Re: 101 use for odd beads

Post: #280498 littlemissrose
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:20 pm

To replace the thing with which you pull the zipper of your coat. Sorry don't know the name or a way to describe it better :oops:
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