In an effort to come off of the high of being officially announced a co-host of the Oscars, James Franco spent all weekend learning the intricacies of jewelry making. He got the idea from his cousin Jan, who told him that she found something very relaxing about the process of stringing beads and crystals together. In true Franco fashion, the actor threw himself into the process and spent the rest of the weekend building an extensive inventory of jewelry. He was so excited by his collection he threw a jewelry party at Jan's house and invited all of her friends to come and check out his wares. Ever the multi-tasker, Franco also used this opportunity to talk up his new collection of short stories, Palo Alto. All proceeds from the jewelry party were donated to a local charity.