I didn’t know the term “destash” until I joined Etsy years ago. When I did a search for junk jewelry I was constantly seeing “destash” and discovered it meant “I want this stuff out of my house.” teehee.
I had a container chock full of beaded chains from garage sales or terrific bargains at craft stores. I used them when I was making fancy schmancy earrings. Those earring making days are over and I was thinking of making a destash listing on Etsy. However inspiration hit and I decided to use a few pieces of driftwood to make some “Destash” Wall Hangings.
The first wall hanging was a combination of beaded chains and antique silver charms that needed to go.
Step One: Drill two sets of holes in a piece of driftwood. One hole for the hanger and the other to attach a 20 gauge annealed piece of wire that has been twisted with loops (use needle nose pliers) to hang the beaded chain.
Step Two: Attach the beaded chain varying the lengths.
Step Three: Add charms, pendants, or jewelry findings to add interest to each bottom of the beaded chain.
Step Four: Add a wire hanger at the top.
I had so much satisfaction of using all the larger beaded chains I was inspired to DESTASH all the colorful beaded chains. Now my container is EMPTY……YAY!