Leftover Beads? Try These Unique Beading Projects!

Leftover Beads? Try These Unique Beading Projects!

Leftover beads? These simple and unique beading projects can help you utilize your ever-growing collection of beading odds and ends.

10 Great Beading Projects for Leftover Beads

  1. Beaded Earrings
    Because it takes relatively few beads to make earrings, earring projects are a great way to put leftover beads to good use, especially sparkly statement pieces like Shamballa beads. As an added bonus, these make great last-minute gifts for family and friends.
  2. Beaded Bookmark
    Make a pretty beaded wax linen twin bookmark from odd beads from yourself or the avid reader in your life. This simple project takes only about 10-minutes, making them a fantastic project for children or any potential new jewelry makers in your life.
  3. Burlap Curtain Tie-Backs or Napkin Rings
    Spruce up your curtains or dining room table with stretchy strings of your leftover beads. Have a little extra time and quite a few extra beads? Add a beaded fringe to your drapes or make a full beaded curtain for budding bohemians.
  4. Wine Glass Beaded Charms
    Enjoy a glass of wine while making charms for your stemware. Wine glass beaded charms are a great way to mark glasses. Make color variations from leftover beads for dinner parties, or put those alphabet beads to good use for your next family gathering.
  5. Beaded Barrettes
    A few bobby pins and a bit of glue and you can turn just a few leftover beads into a fun hair accessory for children or friends and minutes.
  6. Beaded Insects
    Dresser or desk less than inspiring? Top it off with a conversation piece. Create your own beaded spider or dragonfly. A quick Google will have you on your way to a unique beaded centerpiece in no time.
  7. Beaded Wind Chime or Sun Catcher
    Artfully arrange your assortment of leftover stone beads into a unique and sparkling sun catcher or set of wind chimes for your yard.
  8. Beaded Candleholder
    Drape fringes of beads surrounding a mason jar or string and glue beads around a simple glass votive or pillar candle holder to make a colorful home accent piece.
  9. Holiday Ornaments
    Your imagination is the limit for turning your leftover beads into a fun or stunning holiday ornament. Shape with craft wire, create a wrap, or simply glue to a frosted glass ball.
  10. Beaded Art
    Lose the wire and string and grab a tube of glue, turning your leftover beads into art atop a photo frame, mirror, or into a collage. A fun project with or without the kids for the artistically inclined.

Out of ideas? We’ve got more than a few. Shop the wide selection of wholesale beads and jewelry supplies at Crystal Findings, or peruse our blog for inspiration today.

Why You Should Buy Wholesale Beads

Why You Should Buy Wholesale Beads

Love jewelry making but wish you could find a way to cut the cost of beading supplies? You may be surprised to discover you don’t have to be a large retailer to purchase wholesale beads and jewelry making supplies. Most wholesalers have many customers who buy in small quantities. Even crafters and hobbyists can purchase beads at wholesale prices from Crystal Findings.

Why Should You Buy Wholesale Beads?

Wider Variety, Lower Prices

Buying beads in bulk from a wholesaler, rather than a retailer, will give you access to a greater variety of high-quality beads at a much lower price. And if you think this means millions of the same boring beads, think again. You can purchase beads wholesale in variety packs, ensuring a variety of colors, textures, and styles, sizes or choose your own in quantity or by the piece for special projects.

Shopping & Delivery Convenience

Save time and shop from the comfort of your home. Purchasing your beading supplies online from Crystal Findings gives you access to a wider variety of beads than your area craft store, allowing you to create beautiful, unique projects without trekking to a multitude of stores. Once you place your order, items ship quickly to your door, ensuring you don’t have to wait for your bead and gemstone orders to trickle in before you can finally begin your project. With wholesale beading supplies, you can start your project anytime, or stock your shelves for future projects throughout the year.  

Tired of the Same Old Craft Store Fare?

Shop our fantastic variety of interesting and unique wholesale beads and find something new and exciting:

  • Swarovski Crystal Beads

Add unmatched sparkle and flair with Swarovski crystal beads and pendants.

  • Stone Beads

Our semi-precious stone beads come in a variety of colors, adding a unique, earthy feel to your jewelry designs. Use them alone, alternating colors and shapes, or pair with your favorite accent pieces such as Bali beads and gold-filled and silver charms.

  • Shamballa Beads

Shimmery and colorful, disco-ball-like  Shamballa beads make a stunning addition in any jewelry design.

  • Cloisonné Beads

Pair the colorful art of our Cloisonné beads with your favorite gold or silver beads and findings.

Tips for Gaining Additional Savings When Shopping Wholesale Beads

  • Purchase Larger Orders, Less Frequently
    Rather than spending a few dollars here and there, make a list of what you need and wait. The larger the quantity of beads you purchase, the more you save.
  • Get a Tax ID
    If you’re a jewelry making aficionado, an inexpensive business license and tax ID can help you save on the cost of retail taxes.
  • Shop Only Trusted Websites
    Some wholesalers are less than honest, selling beads with defects, or shorting you on promised billed inventory. Shop only online wholesalers with a trusted reputation who you know will be around to handle any customer service needs.

Treat yourself to a little something new and exciting. Shop the wide variety of affordable wholesale beads and jewelry supplies at Crystal Findings today.