what to do with orphan beads

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 5: Beaded Rings

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 5: Beaded Rings

I have been making rings like mad lately. I don’t know why I never thought of this before, but what a great way to use…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 4: Zipper Pulls

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 4: Zipper Pulls

This particular project is combining orphan beads with an excess of nickel lobster clasps. I upgraded to sterling silver lobster clasps sometime ago so I…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 2: Beaded Bookmarks

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 2: Beaded Bookmarks

Another great way to use up leftover beads is to adorn bookmarks. Bookmark bases come in a variety of shapes & sizes and best of…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 1: Hair Accessories

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 1: Hair Accessories

After 12+ years of jewelry making, I have a lot of beads without a home. Meaning, they are leftovers from past projects – from one…