Sigh - I did not in fact disappear off the face of the planet ;-) Lol, better late than never though.
I've found some awesome video's to help you with your holiday beading projects. It's not too late to get started, and these projects make wonderful gifts.
The next couple of projects would be extra special with lots of glittery Swarovski flatbacks glued on, or hotfix stones!
This one I think would look best spray painted so that they don't actually look like toilet paper rolls. ;-) Add lots of glitter and flatbacks too!
Happy weekend crafting!