If you have been beading for a while, then there is a big possibility that you probably have a ton of leftover beads lying around all over the place. Avid beaders have a knack for acquiring more beads even when they are not needed. What can we say, once you fall in love with beading there is no taking it back.
The good news is there are a lot of things that you can do with your leftover beads, instead of just leaving them lying around your home. Sure, you can always purchase more beads, but using the beads that you already have lying around your home is going to save you a lot of money. Who doesn’t want to save money these days?
Leftover beads can be used to make bead repair kits. When you have a bead repair kit on hand, you can always ensure that your beaded projects are perfect. In the event, that one of your beads that you have incorporated into a design breaks, you will have an additional bead waiting to be added onto it.
Bead mixes can be made with your leftover beads as well. Making bead mixes is actually quite entertaining. All you need to do is gather all of your leftover beads together, put them into a tube, and then give the tube a good shake. These mixes are perfect for creating fringe along the bottom section of your beading projects, or trading beads with your friends.
Leftover beads are perfect for making earrings. Earrings are easy and quick to make. Leftover beads create stunning earrings, and you don’t have to worry about going out to purchase more. When you make earrings the good thing is you don’t need a lot of beads to finish your creation.
Donating your leftover beads is also something you can do, if you have too many beads to do anything with. Schools and daycare facilities are always looking for new beads to create crafts from. When you donate your beads, you are doing a favor for someone else, while cleaning out your bead drawer at the same time.