Also, did you know that my sister-in-law makes beautiful, handcrafted, beaded necklaces? She's been selling (and sometimes giving) them to friends and family for a while now. I have a lovely one with purple beads and an amethyst pendant. Recently, she has decided to expand her business a bit and start auctioning them on eBay. She has two up for auction right now:
Brown and amber beads with elephant pendant
Blue ribbons with snowflake beads
Check them out!