Sunday, 14 March 2010

Beaded Beads - A Great Way To Use Up Small Amounts of Beads, Part 1.

I don't know about you, but I have lots of half or almost used up tubes of beads languishing in my bead stash. One of my top priorities is to clear these odds and ends out of the stash, I love the idea of making something out of almost nothing! I haven't decided what I'm going to do with them yet but my plans may well include beaded beads. I have been browsing for free beaded bead patterns and here are links to a few that I have found;

First of all, no list of beaded beads would be complete without something from Gwen & Florence of Bead Infinitum, I have made several of their patterns and they are wonderful. Here's their fab spinning top bead,
http://www.beadinfinitum.com/Kits/index.html#spinning_top

Here's a link to a you tube video for a lovely self supporting bead, I think I will try this one very soon,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VlWDgzKjdo&feature=related

Another you tube video, this time for a peyote covered wooden bead. Somebody on a forum I belong too recently followed this tutorial and it came out beautifully!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X37DzUsV8gc&NR=1

Imagine the fabulous necklace you could make by combining these 3 beauties! In fact I may well make one myself soon.

I think these 3 are enough to keep us going for this week, I am planning to do another post on this topic next week, so stay tuned and tackle that bead stash!

1 comment:

Bobbi said...

Hi Sarah, thank you so much for those great links! I may try one of those myself! Hope your day is a pleasant one!
Hugs and happy beading...
Bobbi