10/28/2012 07:44 pm ET

Jewelry DIY Projects: Fun Craft Ideas For Buttons, Beads And More

From Networx's Linda Merrill:

Most of us have a drawer, box or other spot where we throw slightly damaged, or even perfectly good, bits and bobs that we’re not quite sure what to do with. An old brooch that has lost its pin, an extra draw pull or door knob, a fabulous earring whose mate has gone missing. Perhaps we “inherited” such a box from an elderly relative or friend. These little items are certainly hard to part with and while none may have much monetary worth, it doesn’t mean that they have no value. Here are some great re-uses for these items.

List and captions courtesy of Networx

Uses For Buttons, Baubles And Beads