Wow, how'd it get to be the 20th of December already? Technically, it's not winter yet but the shortest day of sunlight is fast approaching. (YAY! The days get longer after that!) But without little ones in the house, it's much easier for Christmas surprise you. I'm trying to find my Christmas cheer. So, this Monday I'm mad for Christmas music.
TBC started a weekend project and drew me into it. We had talked about organizing our bedroom closet for some time now. Honestly, how we ever got married is a mystery to me. I tend toward clutter and he tends toward throwing everything he doesn't wear into a dumpster.
A week ago, we had the remodelers in again to install pull-down stairs into the attic. Since then, TBC has re-organized with glee. Going for our bedroom closet was inevitable whether I was ready for it or not.
There was demolition involved as TBC removed the makeshift shelving and too long, too big for hangers, warped clothes bar and caulked. I chose no VOC paint to spruce up the closet walls. He painted while I went to work for a couple of evening hours. We decided to wait until this morning to get the Closet Maid shelving.
As I write this, TBC is chomping at the bit to run to Home Depot the minute it opens. So let's grab the opportunity to read today's bead blogger links!
A Bead A Day
If you are interested in chainmaille, Lisa had the opportunity to host Blue Buddha Boutique's, Rebeca Mojica, as she kicks off her virtual book tour for "Chained".
About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy reviews an innovative new web-based magazines from Interweave.
Art Bead Scene
It's the ABS annual Twelve Days of free art bead jewelry projects! Stop by and try out the Jingle Berry Lariat!
How about an entire month of fast and easy tutorials for handmade jewelry gifts?
Beading & Books
Michelle shares ideas for beaded napkin rings to decorate your holiday table.
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmis makes a button pin much more attractive with a felted background!
Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Inspired by the snow on the ground, Cindy created a new ring - the Flurry Flower!
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei has moved her bead studio, yet again!
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean is delighted to present one of her latest book reviews of a remarkable book called 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. Come and immerse yourself in the fascination of the heights which can be achieved using this medium through the brilliance of a collection of fantastic jewelry designers!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Want to win some luscious lucite components from The Hole Bead Shoppe? Seize your chance in this week's Thursday Giveaway!