by Kathleen Davis.
(Fiddletown, California USA )
I use my extra beads and charms to make what I call Scissor charms.
There are many people in my community that quilt and also do a lot of scrapbooking together.
They put these charms on their scissors so they can distinguish their scissors from their friends’ scissors
I have also had my customers use them on the tab of a soda can so they know which drink is theirs at a party, or put them on a bookmark, your purse zipper, a cell phone – I am sure you can also come up with some nifty ideas too.
I sell these for $5.00 and it’s a good way of making extra money at my craft fairs.
I have even added the sterling silver alphabet beads to them to add their initials. I charge extra for the sterling silver.
It’s so much fun to bead, and to make things that are a fun item.
You can see more of them at:
Great ideas! I’ve been using my orphan beads on ribbon necklaces, but your ideas are more universal.
I love it and I know a lot of people who would agree with me! That is a great idea and design!
Alphabet Charms too!
by: Virginia Vivier – Esprit-Mystique.com
I make a lot of charm bracelets using letters to spell out the recipient’s name or numbers for their birthdate. I have some left over letters and numbers that could be put to good use using your idea!
Thanks for helping generate some creative juices towards money making ideas!
VLV – Esprit-Mystique.com
by: Abigail Lawrence
excellent, i used to give the odd beads to my kiddies to play with just so they leave me to do what i so desperately nned to do. I have used my odd bead making book marks. Somwhow, i thnk we found a use and an income for odd beads:-)
I love your design!
by: Sherry – Straiteye Beads
I actually started making Scissor Charms a little over a year ago. My sister has Scrapbooking Crops once a month, and she actually came up with the idea for me to make them for her ladies. But, I like the way you do yours. I have had success with mine. They are fun and profitable.
What a neat idea! I’m always encouraging those I work with to “think outside of the box”, and I think you’ve come up with a fantastic “out of the box” gem!