Ah, my last Christmas package has been mailed out....still have the local gifts to wrap. I don't know why, but every year I procrastinate making and wrapping the right gifts for my sister. I usually find things for her all year and have a vague idea of what sure-to-please gift I can make for her, but I'm so indecisive that I keep changing my mind. This year I was shopping for her until yesterday and only finished this necklace and earring set the night before. Sigh, but it just wouldn't do to not send her a handmade gift; she would be so disappointed. I hope she'll be pleased with this jade, pearl, amethyst, and silk jewelry. It was constructed with simple wire-wrapping techniques. The focal jade component was purchased in China but I've seen it (or similar ones) sold at Ben Franklin Crafts. The gold filled clasp and earring hooks are from BFC and I think the silk cord was purchased there as well. (Sorry that the photo is not too clear but I was understandably rushing 'cuz I still needed to wrap everything and mail it out too!) I'm so happy that a major part of my Christmas dilemma is solved and I just have a little baking and some wrapping to do. I hope that your Christmas rush-rush is almost done and if not, BREATHE and know that you can cope. Holiday Hugs!