Everyone has been so crafty this weekend and many are preparing for holiday sales. I've seen some holiday craft shows taking place in my neighborhood already this weekend.
I was at JoAnn, Etc. last night and they were playing holiday music!! It does have a tendency to make me smile and feel more friendly toward others.
Even though the temperature here has been unseasonably warm and gorgeous this weekend, I am pretty sure I'm transitioning into the holiday spirit! That's a good thing and even though I try to have it all year long, it seems different around this time of year because so many other people are feeling it at the same time.
So, to round out the weekend, we just finished watching the old classic holiday movie with Cary Grant, the Bishop's Wife. There are so many good things about it that I could go on and on, but the last words go something like this:
"...let us each put in his share..... loving kindness, warm hearts, and the stretched out hand of tolerance, all the shining gifts that make peace on earth"
I hope you all have a great week and if you have an extra minute to take a quick run through the fun and crafty blog posts below, you are sure to pick up a little extra inspiration!! :)
About.com Jewelry Making
Make it merry with holiday jewelry and crafting ideas.
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Liver of Sulfur is finally in Lorelei's repertoire of jewelry techniques.
Snap out of it Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean is amazed by the treasures you find in Cynthia Thornton's spectacular wonder of a book, Enchanted Adornments!
Strands of Beads Melissa tries out Friendly Plastic (and likes the results).
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew adds new pieces from Hawaiian artist, Candice Wakumoto, to his shop.
Art Bead Scene
An Art Bead Scene first - the December sponsors collaborate on a special set of art beads for the December monthly challenge prize!
Barbe Saint John - New Treasures from Forgotten Artifacts
Barbe is the last link in a Necklace Round Robin, Check out the finished pieces!
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses a leather button to make a wearable collage.
Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Cindy has developed a new line of jewelry to remind us all to live life slowly and enjoy what we have. First in the series is "Grounded."
Jean describes what it's like to edit someone's book and shares her thoughts on Marcia DeCoster's latest, Beaded Opulence.
Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi is giving away a copy of Ronna Sarvas Weltman’s unique polymer clay book called "Ancient Modern". Come and get in on this contest!