What crafts can I make with beads from a broken necklace?

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I have loads of beads off broken necklaces what can I do with them?
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  • Cathy Cathy on Feb 09, 2015
    earings or Glue them onto a Photo frame

  • Aki Altuna Aki Altuna on Feb 09, 2015
    you can repurpose jewelry into earrings or a bracelet. you can also make hair pieces.

  • Bonny McDaniel Bonny McDaniel on Feb 09, 2015
    I usually use most of them to make more modern jewelry...bracelets and necklaces or wire wrapped rings and earrings. Some of them can be incorporated into wind chimes...use copper pipe or old silverware for the wind chime and string them with wire with the beads on the wire or cord.

  • Tamara McMillan Tamara McMillan on Feb 09, 2015
    You can also string them in short lengths and attach as decorated fringe edging. . if only one side looks nice or they are damaged you could set them into concrete and create a garden stone . . . if you have many you could do a mosaic design.

  • Sharon myers Sharon myers on Feb 09, 2015
    Years ago my grandmother and mother made "memory Jugs". Using window putty and an old pitcher, vase or some container they gathered scrap jewelery, coins, keys, political buttons, etc. (things that were too pretty to throw away or articles that belonged to a deceased love one). First they covered the pitcher completely in window putty. Then they pressed the keepsakes, artifacts into the putty. Takes a while to dry, but the finished piece is amazing!

  • Kathleen Kathleen on Feb 09, 2015
    I was just at a gift shop today and saw bookmarks made from ribbon and beads/broken jewelry. They were very pretty. You could do the same thing, only longer, and make curtain tiebacks. Those could be very eye- catching against the right color drapes or curtains.

  • ..I make my own handmade cards, and have used beads on them, jewelry pieces, and such. ...makes them one of a kind and I like ' sparkly ' and blingy . lol. I like the above comments , especially about the bookmarks. ..and I HAVE used them for curtain tiebacks, with lots of " Where did you get those ? theyre beautiful !"..:)