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Christmas can be the warmest and happiest season of the year for many people -- even though time always seems to be at a premium. Somehow, we always seem to find the time to create beautiful holiday crafts for those we love.

The holidays are also a time when we want to look our best and adorn ourselves in all things sparkly. In this article, we'll show you how to make Christmas jewelry that you'll want to wear all year long. Although the Christmas jewelry looks sophisticated, most is made by gluing.

You'll need jewelry findings. This is a term for a variety of ready-made metal components used as attachments and fastenings to assemble jewelry. They are usually made of inexpensive metal. Findings include pin backs, earring findings, barrel clasps, jump rings, and beading wire -- for our projects you will need a pin back and earrings findings. All of thes items are easily found in your local craft or hobby store.

In this article, we'll teach you about:

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  • Making Santa and Snow Pins
    Give your friends and family the Christmas gift of the season. Homemade Christmas-themed jewelry is always a big hit. Your favorite ladies will enjoy the Santa and snowmen-themed pins that they can put on blazers, coats, and shirts. Learn how to make them in this section.

  • Making Holiday Pins
    Show your Christmas spirit by showing off your homemade holiday pins. Pins make delightful Christmas gifts -- so why not create pins of gifts? In this section, we'll show you how to make present pins that look like presents. We also have a project for your kids with the "No Worry" Angel Pin. You don't want to miss this section.

  • Making Fine Necklaces
    Christmas is the time of the year to show a little glitz. We'll teach you how to make the ritz and glitz in this section. Making fine necklaces take a certain amount of skill -- this is not a Christmas craft for the faint of heart. With our step-by-step instructions, we'll guide you through making hematite and gold necklaces that are sure to catch your special someone's eye this holiday season.

  • Making Holiday Necklaces
    Ring in the spirit of the season with the fun and beautiful necklaces in this section. We'll show you how to turn ordinary marbles into a wearable work of art by creating Merry Marble Necklaces. Take special words, clip art, or pictures -- the possibilities are endless. In this section, we'll also show you how to make a snowman necklace that's sure to surprise and delight.

  • Making Christmas Bracelets
    The Christmas bracelets in this section range from very easy to somewhat skilled Christmas crafts. We start with Jingle Bells, a Christmas bracelet designed to be made by children. The simple steps and safe materials will make this craft easy for your youngsters to accomplish. Create a family tradition by making Christmas bracelets together. For those with a little more skill, we have beautiful bracelets that you won't want to take off on December 26.

Christmas is coming, so let's get started with santa and snow pins.