Crafty AND Repurposed!
So at the Goodwill last time, I found a macramé / straw bag that had these adorable animal beads on it. Also, a bead belt that was mostly falling apart, but made of string and a bunch if really pretty green beads.
Neither of these things was something utile or in any way something someone would want in the state they were in.
BUT! I grabbed both of them.
This necklace / earring set is the result of removing the beads from the bag, stringing them along with some of the green beads form the belt… On a string taken out of the belt.
I thought all 5 animal beads was too much for a necklace, so I attached two of the little animals and made matching (well, complimentary, anyway – obviously they are not MATCHING animals) earrings.
The bag with the beads no longer all raggedy looking might also now be useful as a bag 🙂