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Happy Thanksgiving!

As crafters, the holiday season can be a very busy, even stressful season. We find ourselves with lists of gifts we would like to make and never have enough time to get everything done. This year, why not combat the stress by taking time to count your blessings and make reasonable goals for giving handmade gifts this season? One way I try to keep things simple and doable is by creating projects that are simpler technique-wise, and that can be completed quickly. This month's free jewelry-making project hits both of those marks perfectly!

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If you are running short on time and inspiration, this beginner's chain maille bracelet is perfect for you. Buying the jump rings in bulk will save you money. This technique is a great one to work on while you're sitting down at the end of the day and catching up on a favorite show. Making multiple bracelets to have on hand is a great way to have handmade gifts ready to give at a moment's notice.