shop local this Christmas – featuring BEad ORIGINAL ::

As my husband and I were out on our “date night” this weekend, he shared with me how excited he was for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  While I didn’t want to put a damper on his holiday spirit, I could feel the stress and anxiety build … because we all know that the mom is the one who bears the pressure of making the holidays memorable for everyone, right?  Each year I tell myself “this year will be different”, but when it comes down to it, the stress and pressure seem to take over my season every time.  So this year, I came up with a different plan … a way to create a fun and festivities from now to the New Year, without the stress!

One of my top things to make the season more meaningful is to shop locally whenever possible – there are so many wonderful local businesses in my community that I intend to help them out as much as I am able.  My decision to shop locally gave me an idea … why not share some of my favorites with my readers, many of which are local as well!

Welcome BEad ORIGINAL by Liz Rease, the first of my “shop local” features!  Liz is a wife, mother of 5, and an ultra-talented designer of one-of-a-kind jewelry … let’s face it, she’s pretty much an all-around super woman, and the jewelry she designs and makes by hand is simply amazing!

Several of Liz’s pieces have been featured in BeadTrends magazine, and while she enjoys working with precious metals and semi-precious stones, she is always on the look out for pieces and materials that provide her with additional inspiration!

If you love the jewelry at BEad ORIGINAL as much as I do, and plan to organize your holidays to put a damper on the stress and pressure that often accompany them, order your favorites from BEad ORIGINAL today!  Liz has many more beautiful pieces available in her Etsy shop at and was sweet enough to provide a coupon code in her shop for readers of the Nicole Odette Designs blog!  When you place an order in the BEad ORIGINAL Etsy shop, enter coupon code HOLIDAYSFS (good through January 1, 2013).  Shipping is available in the U.S. only.  Also visit Liz at or via email at  Thanks so much to Liz for sharing her beautiful jewelry photos!


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