It worked! Making an order deadline (and subsequently enforcing it) has created a distinct lack of stress this year, for the first time since I started my business in 2004. I finally get to enjoy December, hang out with my family and friends at will, and not get burnt out doing custom orders at the last minute. We figured we won't bother getting a Christmas tree until Olivia "gets" it (and wouldn't want to eat it), though.
I've been sitting on a set of Twelve Days of Christmas sterling silver charms for a few years now, every year forgetting about them until January. I hung them from a simple chain bracelet and they, along with the following set of jewelry, are at Simply Charming Boutique in downtown Winchester, VA. If you don't live locally and you must have something, just drop me an email and I can see what's left. Not pictured is another pair of earrings with the green Swarovski crystals from the necklace. (Peridot Satin for those Swarovski fans out there.)
The thing I love about these Christmas lampwork beads is the gold swirls and holly that resemble Lenox china with a subtle nod to the holiday. I'm not into cutesy reindeer or snowmen lampwork beads. The necklace is actually a bracelet with an extender that hooks into the other end. You can wear it as either, depending on your outfit or taste.
Have a Merry Christmas!