Sunday, April 10, 2011

Using Up Your Beading Wire Scraps for Earrings

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I usually like to cut a generous piece of beading wire when working on the project. The leftover bits are saved for future designs. One way to reuse them is with this Cluster Earrings tutorial by Bead Studio.

What's different about this design is the knotting at the bottom of each dangle rather than crimping. The use of a short piece of straw to help with the knotting is also clever.

Got lots of beading wire bits?  Then check out this  gorgeous necklace tutorial that might make you cross-eyed with all the crimping!

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5 comments:

  1. Why is the straw used..I didnt get that part

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  2. Butting the beads against the straw helps in the knotting on the other side. If you tried it without the straw, you'll find that it's harder to make that knot.

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  3. Great idea. All these years I've been tossing those little scraps and snips and always thinking; "What a waste !" Well better late than never. :)

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  4. Love these ideas. I must start saving my scraps. You can also use up those leftover beads or "bead soups" that you have in your stash.

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