Here is some free and or cheap stuff:
Beading Daily is offering one of their online videos for $.10 thru 6/30.
They also have a number of free ebooks and projects, all you need to do is sign up for their newsletter - which I usually find interesting.
The links to the ebooks are on the right, scroll down.
Bead-Patterns.com has a good selection of free patterns and tips. Always fun.
Here is the site that offers the program I use to create most of my peyote patterns. It is simple and small. No fancy features.
The Flickr Ring A Week group has some very cool stuff. I started out participating, but then stopped posting for reasons I am not sure of. I still browse through the pictures frequently though...
More eye candy to be found at the Year of Jewelry Project 2011.
This blog no longer seems to be updating, but they have some cool ideas for cheap to no cost jewelry.
And my favorite way to kill some time is The Kingdom of Loathing. This is a fun and free online game with lots of geeky in jokes and bad artwork. It's fun.
Have I mentioned that I am currently so VERY bored? 'Cause I really am.
Quote: "This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)