A while back we asked YOU to come up with a list of unusual uses for beads and this is what you said:
Christy – I use them as hidden treasure in the garden. The grandkids love to look for them, and then when they leave I put them back!
Cindy – Someday I want to do a portrait with beads.
Silver Dreams Design – I once used some bigger glass beads that were too deformed to use in jewelry as spacers when painting my toenails…
Melanie – Decorations for the tops of sandals.
Eileen – My husband raids my seed beads when he is fly tying for his fishing trips.
Susie – I keep wanting to put beads in my husband’s goatee – so far it’s always “NO!”… Heather – Poker chips!
Erin – I used some for shade pulls.
Tanja – A quickly sewn replacement for a button on a pair of pants. Personally, I think it made the outfit.
Lyenne – I’ve used glass beads in fish tanks, instead of using plain old tank gravel.
A Cup of Sparkle – A scarf… you can bead the ends in a pattern with beads.
Joy – If you need a little weight on your lure while fishing off the pier. **laughing** It probably makes the fish laugh too cause I don’t catch them with beads!
Eileen – Replacement for a broken zipper pull.
Beauty Reincarnate Jewelry – I was planning to use some large ones as knobs on drawers.
Lisa – Larger seed beads work in bean bags… don’t ask how I know!
Alicia – I used pony beads and 2 paper plates to made a tambourine with tassels! I ROCK!! LOL…
Emma – As missiles! (only cheap, sturdy ones though, of course, I’m not going to go flinging someone’s beautiful lampwork around)
Phyllis – I use them when braiding hair in cornrows… at the ends.
Tammy – Purse charms and jean charms are fun and very popular!
Candace – In this day and age, money! All beaders would be RICH!! Alicia – Board game pieces!
Kay – My hubby has told me that some of my pendants look like spoon lures!
Jennifer – I’ve used shell beads for a fish tank and also used beads to make a rattle.
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