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An Artisan Handmade Christmas - Gift Ideas - Week 9



Christmas is barreling down on us - it will soon be here!  Week 9 of the Countdown to Christmas has come and gone.  The ever ticking Christmas clock doesn’t let up - according to what it says today, Santa will start his journey in only 35 days, just barely a month from now!  The Countdown is a place for handmade artists to share three of their beautiful (often one of a kind) creations. Need a perfect start to your Christmas shopping?  Shop the Countdown to Christmas: browse and purchase that special piece!  An excellent motto to follow this holiday season: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN!  And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE! 




Snowman Charm Bracelet with Cranberry Red Czech Glass Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures



Since the holiday gift giving season will be here before you know it, Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions are once again 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 43 shares from 15 artists. The artists shared a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all styles, crocheted and knitted items, lampwork beads, Christmas ornaments and other beautiful creations.




Peaceful Face Pendant Statement Necklace with Crescent Moon Earrings Handmade by Mary and Gonzo of PrettyGonzo



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.




Hand Knit Denim Twist Billed Hat / Visor Brim Cap / Winter Beanies Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1



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!




Chunky Purple and Yellow Polymer Clay Flower Bead Bracelets Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions



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 an order determined by drawing numbers from my trusty numbers bowl (except those who were late sharing).  I hope you like each and every handmade beauty.




Hawaiian Curly KOA Exotic Wood Dangle Earrings Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd




Crocheted Newborn Baby Girl 3-Piece Set: Jumpsuit, Jacket and Hat Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




Mica Shift Polymer Clay Paisley Pendant Necklace Handmade by Nancy of WyvernDesignsJewelry




Sterling Silver Flute Earrings, Music Gift, Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Swarovski Emerald Green and White Pearl Snowflake Earrings with Sterling Silver Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Red and Black Large Hole Lampwork Heart Bead Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Hanukkah Necklace on Black Cord Chanukah Gifts Handmade by Linda of lindab142



Datsun Nissan 300ZX Z31 Desk Or Shelf Quartz Clock from Cherry Wood Handmade by Kev of KevsKrafts




Roses In The Snow Mug Designed by Ruth of RuthSandraSperling




Variegated Colors Hand Knitted Woman's Alpaca Scarf Handmade by Andrea of Andrea Designs




Ammonite Fossil Pendant Necklace with Riverstone Gemstnes and Copper Handmade by Caherine 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 9. 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 features 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:


An Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 1

An Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 2

An Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 3

An Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 4

An Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 5

An Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 6

An Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 7

An Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 8




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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 including my knit hat. Shared your blog. Sharing each item.
Treats to Seamus from the gang.

Amazing Gifts this week

Thank you, Catherine, for your extra promotion of artisan gifts for the Christmas Countdown, and thank you for showing my sterling silver flute earrings. Shared.



Thank you for including my Blue Skies alpaca scarf to your beautiful collection of handmade creations.

All the items were shared in Twitter using the hashtag #bmecountdown, and Pinterest pinned to the board CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN GIFTS!


Thanks for including my Hawaiian Exotic Wood Earrings in this great Christmas Gift collection.

All tweeted and promoted.

Thanks Catherine

Gorgeous blog as always.
Thank you Catherine for the extra promotion. I want to thank you for all the extras you do.
Thanks for including my snowman bracelet. I have shared on 3 different Pinterest boards.


Week 9! WOW
Thank you Catherine for featuring my little Crocheted Set with these other talented Artisans!
Promoting all! Hopefully these many Blogs have generated some Sales !

Thank you!

Thank you for sharing my Paisley Pendant here on your blog. Off to promote and hopefully everyone gets some sales!

You are the sweetest!

Thank you Catherine for the extra promotion and for including my crystal snowflake earrings. Will be sharing on social sites.

Appreciate it!

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my Hanukkah necklaces. Pinned all, shared post on FB and tweeted. Thanks so much!

Love all the Lovies!

Thanks for including me in your beautiful lovely collection!

Merci beaucoup, Catherine!

Major thanks for the extra promotion, Catherine and Le Moosie! Will be pinning everything and doing some tweeting. Special thanks for including my face statement necklace and earrings. Treats to the most wonderful moose of them all! :)

Shared all of these gifts!

Wonderful selection of handmade gift ideas for the holidays. Have shared everyone far and wide. Thank you for including my polymer clay beaded bracelet in the mix. Many treats to the desert dog from the not-so-hairy Harry! Cheers

Artisan Handmade for Fall and Winter Holidays

Thank You for blogging about Artisan Handmade for the Holidays, Catherine! I much appreciate you sharing the Mug in my Zazzle Store with my photo of "Roses In The Snow"!!! --- Shared!

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