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Weezie Wednesday starts tomorrow!

Looking to get a head-start on your Christmas shopping? Why not do so from the comfort of your own home… and enjoy FREE SHIPPING while you’re at it!

Starting Wednesday morning (November 21) at 7am (ET), simply head on over to the Weezie World Store and use one of the promo codes below and you’ll get your items sent to you at NO COST!

You’ll find all manner of shiny baubles at Weezie World: everything from earrings and necklaces to bracelets and holiday décor. You’ll even find some pretty seasonal accessories to festively accent your outfits this holiday season. Why not treat yourself to a little pre-Christmas jewellery?

Oh, and one more thing Weezie Wednesday has over Black Friday or Cyber Monday? This offer lasts a full week! So you have from Wednesday, Nov. 21 until Wednesday, Nov. 28 (6pm ET) to get in on this deal!



The Puttering that Keeps me Sane

I’ve recently discovered a delightful treasure trove of nerdosity, called CutOutAndKeep.net. It’s a bit like Facebook but for crafty dorks (or, like me, dorks who aspire to craftiness.)

Not only can you find a whole slew of project ideas with which to occupy any free time you may or may not have, you can also find quite a number of How Tos that people have been good enough to post along with photos of their shiny bits of flair.

You can find everything from art, photography & painting projects to gardening tips, hairstyle tutorials, recipes and, of course, jewelry projects of all sorts. And, since I’ve recently been bitten by the jewelry/beading bug, I had to sign up and join this community of crafty folks.

This twist on Chain Mail & Pearls has gone to a happy home with it's new owner, Jyessee.

My Grape Vine bracelet & Rhumba-style earrings look far more intricate than they actually are.



Idle hands and all that…

My job exhausts me. Whose doesn’t? Mine has gotten so completely & utterly tiring lately, that staying up until 10:30pm on a weeknight is starting to feel like life in the fast lane. Yeah. I’m a wild woman.

I’ve found, though, that when I can channel all my mental puttering (LX’s term) into something physical, it actually helps me sleep better at night. I don’t mean going out and pounding the pavement for an extra few kilometres or adding extra reps to a weight routine, either; I mean a more creative pursuit (in addition to the writing, photography and dabbling with recipes that already occupies much of my free time) with which to toil.

So, because I have SO many free hours in my days (heh – if only html had a sarcasm tag), I thought it might be fun to try my hand at jewelery making. I was mesmerized by the efforts of the artisans at this year’s Spring One of a Kind Show and found myself inspired to give it a go, myself. I mean – how hard can it be? Kidding. Totally kidding. The talent at the One of A Kind shows is overwhelming & magnificent. But it did inspire me in a creative vein much different than any of the others I’ve ever decided to follow.

And, with that here are my first few creations. They aren’t anything too terribly elaborate; not by any means. I thought keeping frustration levels to a minimum would be best for my (ok, LX’s) sanity. But it’s a start, right?

Attempt#1: Kid-sized & the height of fashion to a five-year-old.

Attempt #2: Simple seed beads, bugle beads & a lobster clasp.

Attempt #3: Double stranded beading & beads of varying sizes with a simple lobster clasp

Attempt#4: Earrings with faux pearls, silver spacer beads, Swarovski beads on silver-plated fishook earwires.