Saving Money on Jewelry Badge Supplies

When my Junior troop wanted to work on their Jeweler badge,  my gut reaction was how would we pay for it?Girl Scout Junior Jewelry badge

You can certainly paper craft and recycle your way through the badge requirements, but I’m a firm believer in letting your girls try new ideas and use tools new to them. Here’s how our troop saved money on our Junior  Jeweler badge:

Ask for Help. You’d be surprised how many friends and colleagues have jewelry making tools and beads tucked in a closet. Many are willing to share their supplies – and their expertise – if you ask. One posting on our employee classifieds at work led us to boxes of beads to enjoy, and another led us to leftover necklaces that we upcycled for a fundraiser for girls in Haiti.

Junior jewelry badge project earns scholarships for two students in Haiti.
Shop for deals. Take advantage of those 40 and 50 percent off coupons at Joann’s or Michaels. Or check out Amazon Warehouse, which an avid jeweler told me allows her to afford beads, write and other jewelry supplies at a deep discount.

Are there inexpensive but successful jewelry making projects your troop has done? Share them in the comments below!

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8 comments

  1. I love using the 40% off coupon for Michaels – my daughter’s troop hasn’t made jewelry – I bet they would love it! Thanks for linking up at #BloggersBrags I am pinning your post!

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  2. That is a great idea and i love the fact that as a leader you aren’t afraid to try new things! And yes always ask when you are in need. I am getting married in a few weeks and wanted more mason jars, I asked and ended up with more than I needed!

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