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An Artisan Handmade Christmas - Gift Ideas - Week 4




Week 4 of the Countdown to Christmas quickly came and went . . . and a wide variety of wonderful artisan handmade items were left in its wake.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there is only 70 days until Christmas is here - once again - too early. Now is the perfect time and this is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping.  Follow this motto: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN! And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE!




Handwoven Tri-loom Alpaca Shawl / Wrap Handmade by Andrea of AndreaDesigns



With the rapidly approaching gift giving season in mind, Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions are hosting a twelve-week Countdown to Christmas 2019 of artisan handmade items on their The Blu Print Blog.  The twelve week time period was chosen to correspond with the ubiquitous Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas". This week, there were 39 shares by 13 artists of a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all sorts; crocheted and woven pieces; digital art; keychains; woodwork; lampwork beads; and other beautiful handmade creations.




Orange and Green Kitchen Scrubbies / Scrubby Set Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1



Shop owners on Indiemade, Shopify, ArtFire, Fine Art America, Etsy, a stand alone website and the like are welcome to share up to three gift items between Friday at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Monday morning at 12:01 a.m.  A new Countdown collection of gift items will begin again the next Friday. This will continue until the second week in December. The items shared need to be G-rated.




Shiny Dark Aqua Blue w/ Aurae Band  Lampwork Glass Diamond Beads Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



If you share items on the Countdown to Christmas, you ***MUST*** promote the collection and ***EACH*** item on at least one social network site, preferably Pinterest and/or Twitter where the items can be easily seen and then promoted again.  It's only fair to promote each of the participants who have promoted you!




Arizona Big Letter Framed Art Print Designed by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius



In addition to saving each handmade item from the Countdown collection to my Pinterest board and Twitter feed, I decided to share one item from each of the artists who participated this week.  Here are my picks of the items, in alphabetical order determined by first name:  




Natural Wood Bead Earrings w/ Gold Hypoallergenic Non Nickel Wires Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader




Pink and Green Mom Key Chain / Purse Charm / Beaded Keyring Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Teal Blue and Aqua Oasis Metallic Leather Fringe Boho Earrings with Sterling Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Camper Jigsaw Puzzle From Poplar Wood Handmade by Kevin of KevsKrafts




Polymer Clay Rustic Elephant Bohemian Earrings Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures




Crocheted Christmas Candy Cane Cat Butt Coasters Handmade by Nancy of tinyweaselfiberarts




Mink Brown with Pink Roses Crocheted Infant Slouchy Hat / Beret Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




Seagull on Beach Heart Keychain Designed by Ruth of RuthSandraSperling




Black, White and Pink Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly Wings Earrings Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you have enjoyed this sampling of some of the handmade gift items that can be found in the Countdown to Christmas collection hosted by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions.  To see all the items shared, click here: Countdown to Christmas 2019 - Week 4. I hope that at least one item captured your interest and made its way to your shopping list. Who knows what next week will bring?  Personally, I'm looking forward to it!


If you are so inclined, please make my day and the day of the artists featured and leave a comment. Also, any promotion will be greatly appreciated - it benefits us all!  Thank you!




Please check out the other weeks of the Countdown found here on my blog:


It's an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 1

It's an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 2

It's an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 3



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Indiemade shop:  Shadow Dog Designs

Indiemade blog:  Shadow Dog Designs’ Blog

Blogger Blog:  Shadow Dog Design’s Blogger

On Fire for Handmade shop:  Shadow Dog Designs 

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

Facebook:  Catherine’s Personal Page

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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Beautiful selections

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for the extra promotion and for including my scrubby set.
Treats to Seamus from the gang.
Promoted here:
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Week 4 - Countdown To Christmas

Thank you for including my wood earrings in your blog. I appreciate the extra promotion of all these lovely handmade gifts. Shared!



Thank you so much for including my woven shawl to your beautiful collection. All the items were shared in Twitter


Thank you for the promo!

Thank you so much Catherine for including my leather tassel earrings among this array of awesome artisan creations. Will be promoting on social sites.

Thank you Catherine

Beautiful collection of handmade items. Thank Catherine for including my elephant earrings.

Now my turn to share.


Beautiful Selections.

Beautiful Collection!

Beautiful collection of handmade gift ideas. Thanks for including my handmade lampwork glass diamond beads!

More Beauties!

Thank you for including my Mom keyring among all of these great gift ideas and handmade creations. Many treats to Sir Moose from the dog formerly known as clean dog.

Great Handmade for Fall and Winter Holidays!

Thanks for showing my "Seagull on Beach" Heart Keychain - with my photo on it - Catherine. Much appreciated! Blog Post Shared!

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