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Using some bead stash

About this design:

So all thru Lent I didn't buy any beads. Of course, after the Easter Egg Hunt here I had to use my coupon and get the freebies! While I am waiting for my special delivery (beads!), I challenged myself to use beads in my stash. I picked a box and said only from this box! So all the things you see here, even the crystals but not the findings, were tucked into sections of one of my bead boxes.


Poppy Jasper, Apple Jasper, crystals, tiny silver rounds.

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  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Congratulations on your will power, Cindy ! Love your idea to just stick to one section of your stash – - and your results are fabulous, too.

  2. Simply Adorned Jewelry
    Simply Adorned Jewelry says:

    Love the jasper’s color. Very rich and suited well to speak for itself in this simple piece. Awesome!

  3. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Thanks! Yes, sometimes simple stringing is a way to unleash creativity…or in my case it was to just relax a bit! :)

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I just love it when I go into one of my stash boxes and find things I forgot about. This is great and perfect for fall.

  5. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Love the colors and well done, you have better will power than me! My Husband gets nervous every few months as he knows the Intergalactic bead show is in town and then there are the emails from Lima beads…plus I always seem to run out of wire ( so he says! ) so just have to place an order! hehe. Beautiful design. :)

  6. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Uh-h-h-h …. ? I’m confused; it lookes like I see 4 ends …. ? is this a necklace and bracelet? I love those stones

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    SYD–looks like TWO necklaces to me, or maybe one is a wrap bracelet?? LOL Anyway…I really like these Cindy…simple can be best!

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ut oh,Cindy. I’m slipping. Was sure I already commented here. Whoopise doodles. ;)
    40 whole days without buying beads? You’re my hero!
    These are just yummy. So beautiful and interesting to gaze at. Smooth and fluid look. I’d wear this /these/them in a hot minute,with my new black sun dress.

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    WOW, what a will power, it just proves too that our stashes are quite vast and we can use them for projects, I know my is ,but still I keep buying and buying, need to make a resolution like you, Beautiful pieces :D

  10. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    {blush} Thanks! Yes, it was so hard to not buy beads! Especially with all the egg hunting and finding such cool items. Yes, this is 2 necklaces, one longer than the other. Wear together or separate. I have ‘camp shirts’ with browns and reds for the summer, so these will go nicely.

    Maybe we should to a “stash challenge” design! :D You get one focal, and then have to pick from one of your current stash boxes (bags, etc), like “glass pearls” or somethng.

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