Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Let is Snow, let it snow, let it...well, you know

Greetings. CAN YOU BELIEVE CHRISTMAS IS ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY?!?! Ack. Rationally, this shouldn't bother me, as I believe I have all of my shopping done. However, for whatever reason (possibly because I am anal) the closeness of the holiday still makes my palms sweat, my heart palpitate and my mind wake me up at 3am wondering if there's anyone on my list for whom I forgot to buy a present.

It could happen, right? If you find yourself in this situation, my Ornament Thursday project may be just the thing for you. Turn a plain mother-of-pearl lentil bead into a cute snowball pendant by adding a couple small red beads and two green Czech glass leaves. It's simple, it's extremely quick, and it won't break the bank. I attached my version, above, to a cute chain and turned it into a nice seasonal necklace, but this pendant is small and light enough for earrings or could be worn as a charm on a charm bracelet. Versatile, eh?

Meanwhile, the Short One is somehow convinced that Santa (of whom he had not previously heard) is going to bring him a purple pop-up book "tomorrow" (the SO has held the belief that Santa will arrive "tomorrow" for the past month). In the interest of getting a decent night's sleep, the Husband and I have decided NOT to inform the SO when Christmas Eve actually rolls around. Maybe it's a little Grinchy of us, but we figure that we have the next 7 years or so years to be woken up at 4am on Christmas, so we might as well get our rest while we can.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Make a Confetti Ring to Wear at Your Next Holiday Party!

Holiday Sparkly Fan Pull
Lisa creates a dress up look for a ceiling fan

Linda's snowman
Some paper, beads, and fabric are transformed into an adorable snow guy.

Poinsettia Madness
Beautiful poinsettias in glass.

Poinsettia Ornament
Polymer clay and glittery snow recreate a Christmas memory

Don't forget to visit next Thursday (Christmas! Ack!) for the final Ornament Thursday of 2008.

Thanks for visiting!


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Oh Melissa, don't remind me Christmas is only a week away!! You're smart to not tell SO about Santa yet - we were woken up at 2:30 am one year! So enjoy your sleep :-)

Love the simplicity of the snowball necklace. Very seasonal and elegant.

Happy OT!

Unknown said...


What a quick, festive pendant! I'm getting that sweaty anxious feeling too, but I still have some making and all the wrapping to be done (and a little shipping...), so mine might be warranted. I had a discussion with a 3-y-o about Santa's elf that sits on the shelf watching and reports back to Santa every night. Interesting results....

Have a great one!

TesoriTrovati said...

Hi Melissa-
That is a really sweet pendant.
Enjoy the young one while you can, it goes so fast! But I concur...get your rest now!
Erin, TesoriTrovati

Ring by Ring Designs said...

Really cute pendant.
My hands are getting sweaty due to the fact that we are supposed to travel from MA to MD on the 23 and or 24th. And snow is predicted tomorrow and any other day from now until then. Love traveling at this time of year. Worth it to get together with the family however.

RupaB said...

nice always. Happy Holidays!

Betty BeadBug said...

I too am now finished with my shopping...but still panic. Maybe it's due to the lateness of my completion with the flu we suffered or just the general memory holes that I seem to keep finding. I love the's awesome and I am going to have to try it.

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