First up are some lovely lampwork beads by BleuVerre, a Christmas set. The craftsmanship is spectacular, and honestly - Christmas gifts don't have to be an actual, finished product. I can just image the look on a jewelry-artist's face if they were to receive these beautiful beads on Christmas morning! I also really like her purple, turquoise and lime beadset as well!
Or, why not make something out of them for a loved one? This gift would be 100% handmade up to the material that you lace these beads on. Gifts filled with thought are always the best! :o)
My next item is a Pink Fawn Softie from the Christmas section of FantasticToys' shop on Etsy. This toy is so adorable, and reminds me of the Rudolf classic by Rankin. (My boyfriend actually got me a singing Rudolf from that show for Christmas last year as a last minute surprise - it made my Christmas! AND it's the only Christmas item that I let sit out allllll year long! :o)
This would be a great gift for either an adult of child, although FantasticToys has stressed in her description, that it may not be suitable for small children, and that it is not baby safe.
FantasticToys also offers a free downloadable mobile pattern featuring his items (a $2.00 donation can be made if you so choose). Now how kind, cheery and Christmas like is that!?
My next item is a wonderfully delicious one! It's Winter Candy Apple Vegan Soap by Flameworks. The description sounds like the perfect pick-me-up to any blah-winter-day; not that they are many, hehe: "A light fruity blend of pineapples, oranges, red apples, lemons and limes with mild floral hints of jasmine, rose, violet and lily of the valley" - now doesn't that sound good enough to eat?!
Flameworks also offers a great deal with the purchase of any 3 soaps - who can refuse a deal? Especially one that smells' so good?
Christmas House 2 is a gorgeous mixed media painting by mtjoyschool run by Debora, based on Pennsylvania.
Her wonderfully distinctive pieces would make a beautiful addition to any room during the Holiday seasons!
I really love the use of the various techniques in her work as well: collage, texture, gold. It makes for a very interesting conversation pieces - anyone who owns this I'm sure will get many compliments while entertaining.
My last piece for today's entry, I have this beautiful Holiday Kismet, named Bernerd to share with you! Sewn up by seekconnectlove in Arizona, Bernerd would love to be sent to your home for some holiday loving!
They also have another Kismet in their shop, Prudence, who has a piece of holly in her hair.