100 Ideas to Use Beads

Over the past year, I have been purging my beads, bobbles, and buttons. They accumulate over time with a broken necklace here and an unfinished craft there. To the maker’s eye, each little bead has value. So,  you put it in a box or a jar for later. Then, they pile up to a resounding nothing as you don’t know how to use them. This week, I cleared out a large amount of my bead and ribbon hoard with a sunday school craft. We spelled the student’s names in modge podge and they decorated with all the beads and ribbon desired. It was wonderfully fulfilling and fun to see those meaningless random faux pearls and brass buttons catch the eye of a child. Continue reading