"It's the thought that counts." That's exactly what you'll hear if your thoughtful gift is a box of burned cookies or a crocheted scarf in which you forgot to knit one, purl two. Try something a little different and pick up some jewelry-making supplies at Need to Bead next time. With their help, making a well-crafted pair of earrings, a delicate bracelet or a beautiful bead necklace is easy, it's cheap, and it makes for a cherished gift. Unless you think your friends and family actually like the wood and velvet framed photos of your dog that you give them each year.