I thought I would share with you my other favorite holiday gift, this time given to me....
My husband is a man of many talents. He is an network engineer / patent attorney by day and a glass rolling genius at night. After watching the glass blowers at The Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach for the last two summers, he was determined to learn the craft. However, due to space constraints (i.e. we do not have a full-size glass blowing kiln), Charles wisely decided he needed to roll glass in smaller proportions. Perhaps inspiration came as he watched me lay in bed at night, pouring over the jewelry in the J.Crew catalog? At any rate, he decided to learn the art of jewelry making and has been rolling glass beads in our garage late at night.
In anticipation of the holiday season, he really stepped up his efforts. Every empty baby food jar and soda bottle was saved to be melted down into something infinitely more beautiful.
My husband is the most generous person I know (seriously) and he somehow managed to create necklaces for each female member of my family as well as his sisters that live in Las Vegas (so sorry for you out-of-towners!). He is also infinitely humble, pointing out all the non-existent flaws in his pieces. I'm just hoping that this hobby continues as I'm definitely reaping the benefits!