Over the years I have collected a load of beads and silver beads and components. Most of the time, I purchase beads and components that I like and have no idea how I am going to incorporate the items in my designs. Hence, some beads I have had for years and they keep getting pushed to the bottom of the pile which leaves me wondering...Why? did I buy these? Does this ever happen to you?
Now I'm on a mission to use up some of my stash. I even wrote this on my "to do" list. This is my first project to include components and beads that I've had forever. I must admit, at first I had a really hard time with it. The long tubes were what was presenting the problem (and I have A LOT of them...yikes!). I have wrapped them in wire and am really please with the look. Next time I use the tubes I think I might saw them in half, they're just too long.
Bumps in the Road ~ Sterling Silver Wirework & Pearl Necklace