Artisan Handmade Gift Ideas - Three for Thursday




“I work to provide symbolic reminders of our connection to the earth and beyond.”


I love this quote from Christine of beadfreaky, one of the artists featured in this week’s Three for Thursday blog.  I firmly believe a large majority of handmade artists feel that way since since each piece created has a bit of the maker’s own heart and spirit captured in it.  Each handmade piece of art is as meaningful and unique as the person who created it.


For this week’s Three for Thursday blog, I chose three artists I truly admire and who I have purchased items from over the years:  to use in my own jewelry designs, to help make Seamus (my goofus rescue dog) even more handsome that what he already is, and to wear and enjoy.  The three artists are Christine of beadfreaky who creates the most amazing, spiritual ceramic pieces; Donna of SewAmazin who has two rescue dogs herself and sews such fun dog bandanas and other pet related items; and Mary of PrettyGonzo who designs and hand makes such beautiful jewelry, many designs with a “conscience.”  If something catches your eye, please be sure to click on the picture or the link below the picture to be taken to the item for more photos and information. I hope you enjoy the unique artisan handmade items featured below:




Bold Blue Star Chaser Child Ceramic Pendant with Extra Large Hole Handmade by Christine of beadfreaky




Fireworks and Stars Patriotic Dog Bandana Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin




Truth Word Boho Necklace with Leather Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




2 Extra Large Tree of Life Ceramic Buttons in Rustic Green Handmade by Christine of beadfreaky




Labradoodle Dog Breed Key Fob, Purse Charm Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin




St. Francis of Assisi Chaplet / Rosary Bracelet Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo 




4 Stoneware Petroglyph-styled Running Horse Beads / Pendants Handmade by Christine of beadfreaky 




Sweet Watermelons on Black Summer Dog Bandana Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin




Lotus Flower Earrings with Purple Amethyst Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo 




I hope you enjoyed each and every one of these unique handmade creations from three artists!  If you would like to make my day and the day of the talented artists featured, please leave a blog comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



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Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry

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Thanks for the feature,

Thanks for the feature, Catherine! Wonderful to see your other featured artists too :)

What a fantastic surprise! Thanks so much!

This is so nice - thank ye, thank ye! Will be sharing your feature blog to my usual places (G+, Twitter, Pinterest) and sharing the individual handmade items too. Gonzo sends treat wishes to his pal Le Moosie! Thanks again!

Handmade artisans

What lovely items from these three handmade artisans!

Creative creations.

Great picks today of artistic handmade crafts.

Thank you!

Catherine, thank you for including Penny, our bandanas and key fob in your blog! What a lovely surprise!

Shared the post and pinned/tweeted each item. Happy sales to all!

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