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« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2010 07:17:44 PM »

Chunky jewelry (painted and used as large beads)

baby mobiles

parts of windchimes

set into birdbaths/stepping stones/planters around the edges as decoration

if you have enough (and it takes LOTS) do a "beaded" curtain out of them

paint and string up as christmas tree decorations

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« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2010 07:57:00 PM »

I've wanted to use them as bases for hand carved rubber stamps.

They'd make nice "pots" for wired trees or wire photo displays.

store ribbon/thread/yarn pieces

thread some together into a back massager

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« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2010 07:01:04 AM »

These would make great gifts for toddlers along with a shoelace.  They can practice beading - good for fine motor skills.  If you can't find anything to do with them (and you still have them) I would imagine a good preschool in your area would love them!  (A good preschool should have a recycle area where parents bring stuff like that and kids can build with it.)

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« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2010 01:09:14 PM »

If any are foam, you can make little animals out of beads and pins. My sister made me one and they're adorable! You'd use the pins for feet and a tail, probably.
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