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Countdown to Mother's Day - Handmade and Vintage Gifts - Week 4


Week 4 of the Countdown to Mother's Day, hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions on their The Blu Print blog, has come and gone.  Sixty-three mostly handmade items, with a few vintage pieces, were left in its wake.  Now is the perfect time to start browsing gift ideas and buying that perfect gift(s) for your Mum.  Any one of the mostly one of a kind handmade items and the vintage items shared this week are perfect for even the pickiest Mom.  Visit the shops of the 21 artists featured and buy Mom something that was handmade from the heart or that will re-live as a vintage piece.




Pink Rhodocrosite Natural Gemstone Sterling Pendant Black Leather Cord Handmade by Diane of dianesdangles



If you have a studio or shop on Indiemade, ArtFire, Zibbet, StoreEnvy, SupaDupa, Etsy, stand alone websites and the like, you are invited to share up to three Mother's Day gift items on the on the Mother's Day Countdown 2017 collection between Friday at 12:00noon EST until midnight the following Sunday night.  Then a brand new collection of gift ideas will start the next Friday, and so on, until the weeks are finished and Mother's Day is here!  By the way, the items shared need to be G-rated - no kinky Mom stuff here, please.




Stars in the Sky Crochet Table Top Decor Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsinFiber



When you participate in the Mother's Day Countdown 2017, important back links are provided back to your items.  This will help make you more easily found by the Google gods.  If you share items, you MUST promote each item in the countdown collection.  That is only fair.  Pinterest and/or Wanelo are preferred since everyone can see the items and it is easy to save off of them.  Twitter, Facebook and G+ just do not provide the ability to find items easily to share again.  It would be great if you would provide your Pinterest / Wanelo / Twitter and/or blog links in the comment section on Julie's blog.  And it would also be much appreciated to "blog hop" the Countdown on your blog since that provides even more back links.  And make comments on the blogs - that helps everyone as well!




Boho Balance Word Necklace with Leather Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo 



In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my new Mother’s Day Countdown 2016 Pinterest board and Wanelo collection, as in Countdown's past, I decided to share one item from each of the various artists who participated on my Indiemade blog.  This will be a perfect time to pull out a sheet of paper and a pen or pencil (or get your computer bookmarks ready) and begin your shopping list.  Above all, however, have fun!


Here are the rest of the wonderful handmade and vintage items from this week's Mother's Day Countdown:  




Jack Russell Terrier Dog Breed Key Fob, Purse Charm Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



Ecofriendly Rare Khamphi Rosewood Large Earrings Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd 



Victorian Woman Dressed in Pink with Giant Hat Kissed By Gentlemen in Park Vintage Postcard Offered by Collen of postcardsintheattic



Blue, Pink, Yellow and White Crochet Spiral Rope Bead Bracelet Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



Victorian Lady Purple Dangle Women's Earrings Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry



Bird Costume Jewelry Necklace Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



Vintage Butterfly Postcard Sticker Labels - Set of 50 - Handmade by Nat of Adore By Nat



"Rose Petals" Coordinating Necklace and Earring Set with Artisan Lampwork Beads Handmade by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions



Coral and Orange Fused Art Glass Plate / Platter with Stringer Accents, 8 Inch Square, Handmade by Kellie of ResetarGlassArt



Peace Sign Hoop Earrings Dark Gray Black Gunmetal Wire Wrapped Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader



Blue Lampwork Glass Focal Bead With Yellow And White Flowers Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Black Swarovski Crystal Necklace Set Handmade by Linda of Linor Store Jewelry



Turquoise and Red Coral Crystal Pearl Southwest Gold Dangle Earrings Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Multi-Colored Hanging Easter Bunny Kitchen Towel with Hand Knit Topper and Button Closure Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation



Black and Silver Chunky Chain Bracelet Handmade by Zeide of Pelhuaz by Red



Coral Pearl, Swarovski Crystal Seed Bead Bracelet Handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels



Yellow Flower Summer Earrings for Women Handmade by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns



Southwest Horse Petroglyph and Zia Spiral Necklace with Picasso Jasper and Pearls Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



This is but a small sampling of all the creations shared in the collection.  To see all the 63 items shared in the collection, be sure to click here:  Mother's Day Countdown 2017 - Week 4.  Hopefully one (or more!) of the handmade and vintage items will make its way to your Mum on this Mother's Day.


If you would like to make my day and the day of the artist's featured, please leave a comment.  Any and all promotion you can do for this blog post will be benefit us all and will be greatly appreciated.



Mother’s Day Countdowns from the past weeks can be found here:

Countdown to Mother's Day - Handmade and Vintage - Week 3

Countdown to Mother’s Day - Handmade and Vintage - Week 2

Countdown to Mother’s Day - Handmade and Vintage - Week 1






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Thank you very much Catherine for helping to promote all of us! I appreciate you including my blue bird necklace. Sharing!


Thanks tweeted all listings and blog using hasttag #bmecountdown

Thank you, Catherine!

Thank you for including my peace sign earrings. Will share!

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for including my Rhodocrosite pendant in your Mother's Day selection of gift ideas. Will share.

Gift ideas galore!

Thank you for sharing these lovely gift ideas from the Countdown. I appreciate being included and having my earrings in the opening as well! So kind of you! Will share far and wide!

Wonderful Gift Ideas!

Thank you for including our fun terrier key fob in your selection of gifts from week 4! Sharing around - happy sales to all!


Thank you for the post Catherine...and for including my Southwest earrings. More beautiful gift ideas for Mom. Will be sharing.

Merci Beaucoup!

Thanks so much, Catherine, for this extra promo - and for including my "Balance" necklace. Will be sharing, of course! :) Treats to the Noble One from the Sweet One!

Great gift ideas

Thank you Catherine, for including my bracelet. Shared.


Thank you SO much for including my rose petal earring and necklace set. Have shared everything far and wide this morning, and lots of sales for all :)
Treats to our desert friend who keeps you safe from marauding lizards and other creepies.

Thank you so much Catherine

Thank you so much Catherine for this extra sharing opportunity! I have shared. Have the most wonderful week everyone!!

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Oops I forgot to fill in my name...hee hee...Hi, I'm Anonymous.

Kathy <3

Thank you

Thanks so much for featuring my Vintage Postcard.

Helping Promote :)

Thank you Catherine

Beautiful as always. Wonderful handmade gift ideas for Mom. Thanks for including my bracelet.
Off to share.


All of these would be wonderful for Mother's Day gifts. Thanks so much for including my Butterfly Stickers. Off to share.

Pretty Gift Guide Selection

Pretty, pretty selections! Thank you (as always) for including my fused glass plate :) Have shared -

Lovely handmade collection!

You have put together a lovely handmade collection! Thanks for including my flower lampwork focal bead.

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