How To Adapt Bead Designs For the Beads In Your Stash

So many times I’ve found it’s the limitations in beads (or other supplies) I have on hand that lead to new creative designs.

Which is how today’s project, and video, came about!

Maybe this has happened to you: You come across a beading pattern you like, but it uses slightly different beads than ones in your stash.

You could place an order for the exact beads called for, but maybe you have beads on hand you want to use, or you want to make something right now and don’t want to wait for an order.

In this video I show how to make adjustments to a beading design so you can confidently stitch up patterns using the lovelies already in your stash.

Tools & Materials:

For all projects:

Rosy pinks pendant (uses 9 halos & superduos)


  • 12x9mm Dome Bead
  • Halo Bead SD-Rose Gold
  • 4mm Czech glass pearls-Deep Magenta Shiny
  • 6x12mm briolette-Metallic Purple
  • 2.5x5mm Superduos-Crystal Lila Vega Luster

Russet Reds pendant (uses 10 halos/superduos):


  • 12x9mm Dome Bead
  • Halo Bead SD-Antique Brass
  • 4mm Czech glass pearls-Dark Magenta Shiny
  • 6x8mm Teardop-Garnet AB

Copper & Turquoise pendant:


  • 12x9mm Dome Bead
  • Halo Bead SD-Antique Copper

Alternate two-hole bead suggestions:


  • 2x6mm Bar beads
  • 5x10mm Semi Circles
  • 7x3mm Stormduos
  • 6mm Discduos

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the How To Adapt Bead Designs For the Beads In Your Stash video on YouTube.

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