I know next week is Thanksgiving, but as any crafter knows it's never too soon to start making your holiday gifts (oh and maybe a little bling for yourself too!)
And since I am all about the twofer, if you don't know about Amazon's Matchbook program, you can buy a paper book and get an e-version for just $2.99! Keep the eBook and gift the paper one! To find out all the ways you can give and get ebooks(subject to availability), pop on over to the QBookShop eBook Info Page.
And this wouldn't be a true twofer without a couple of craft projects. This first one features Prima Beads Tis the Season large hole snowflake and reindeer beads. I simply slid one of the large hole beads onto some stretch velvet (I cut the end at an angle to make it a bit easier) and tied a knot. I did one bead on each velvet band and I like wearing 3 at a time as you can see. These would be great for a group craft night or an easy item for a craft fair fund raiser.
Not only am I all about the "gift one, keep one" philosophy of book buying it also rings true for jewelry making, I am all about sharing two ideas:
This next one is a bit more extensive.
I used a variety of Prima Beads Tis the Season Christmas charms. For the base I re-purposed an old metal belt and refashioned the links into a wide cuff.
If you happen to be a jewelry maker and know one who might like a book as a gift for the holidays might I suggest our soon to be released: