Friday, November 27, 2009

Editor's Choice - Holiday Edition

Okay, whether you ran out at 4am this morning or plan on spending the day noshing on leftovers, there is no escape that the Holiday countdown has now begun! Here are my picks from our editor's shops and a few gift ideas using art beads this season.

Have a bookworm on your shopping list? In the Jangles Etsy shop you'll find these cute little bookmark kits.  Fast, easy and full of handmade goodness - who doesn't love that?

Poinsettias are a great symbol of the season.  Cindy Gimbrone has created a stunning rendition in brass.  This would make a lovely pendant for the person on your list who celebrates the holidays in classic and timeless style.

Are you a knitty kind of gal?  I could see using one of Creative Impressions in Clay leaf ceramic buttons for the closure on a knitted neckwarmer.  You could also use Tari's buttons to embellish a felted bag.

My teen would love this bracelet from Lorelei's etsy shop.  It's magical and my girl is into all things fairy!

During the holidays many of the Art Bead Scene editors offer finished jewelry for those who would like to collect jewelry from their favorite artists.  (We understand if they end up in your jewelry box instead of under the tree!)

Aren't these decorative pewter headpins from Lynn Davis so sugarplum sweet? They would look cute as could be in earrings to wear through the winter season.  Pair them up with icy blues or purples to extend their wear beyond the holidays. 

Did you know that purple is one of the hot colors for this Christmas?  Here are some snowflake inspired beads in frosty shades of lilac that can be found in the Humblebeads Etsy shop.  I used these for Christmas ornaments last year.  Many art beads can be transformed into heirloom gifts as holiday ornaments. 

Of course I have to mention the ultimate holiday gift - the Bead Cruise!  7 days in the Eastern Caribbean, now that would be a great way to recover from the holiday madness and escape the winter chill.

Be sure to read about the Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale with the Art Bead Scene editors.

And in case you haven't heard Lisa Peters has a huge blog giveaway this weekend, go check it out!

1 comment:

Alice said...

Yes, the countdown has begun for me, and looking at my calendar I am already in a panic!

Thanks for the great links!