The holiday season is typically one of the most stressful times for many people the world around. Navigating through the crowds at busy stores, determining what to get for everyone in your life, and traveling to visit family all contribute to the level of stress that most people experience during this time of year. Think about how great it would be if you didn’t have to do any of that shopping and you knew what you were going to get for everyone already. The reality of the situation in the United States is that most people already have more stuff than they really need. Purchasing presents to show someone you care about them is important to many people, but do your loved ones really need another new DVD or coffee maker? Many people are now choosing to make gifts for their loved ones rather than purchase them. Not only does this save them the hassle of having to deal with busy malls and shopping centers, personally made gifts often mean more to the people who are receiving them. So, rather than buying gifts for everyone you care about this holiday season, consider making gifts yourself. If you can’t think of any creative ideas, here’s one for you: purchase some glass beads and design something cool with them. In other words, use glass beads to make Christmas and holiday presents for the people you care about.
Glass beads can be found at numerous locations, both at physical stores or at online stores. The latter will save you the hassle of having to leave your room to deal with the crowds, and online stores typically have greater selections to choose from. Glass beads can come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, designs, styles, and colors. If the person you are going to make a gift for loves bright colors, or if they love more earthen tones, you’ll easily be able to find something that suits them well.
The number of things that you can do with glass beads is truly incredible. Perhaps the most obvious option is to create jewelry. Glass beads not only look great on necklaces, anklets, bracelets, and other jewelry, but they are also designed to last for a very long time. Since the glass is incredibly dense, they are actually quite durable. For all of your loved ones that enjoy jewelry, glass beaded jewelry will work great as a gift this holiday season.
You can even use glass beads for things that aren’t related to jewelry. For example, if you have a loved one who is really in need of a new coffee table, you can decorate and adorn it with glass beads. It will look great and they’ll be proud to show off their hand-designed piece of furniture that someone gave them to all of their friends.
So, what are you waiting for? Avoid all of the hassles of the holiday season, visit your nearest beading supplies store, and let the holidays become a time that you really enjoy once again.