Countdown to Mother's Day - Handmade Gifts - Week 6


Week 6 of the Countdown to Mother's Day 2017, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions on their The Blu Print blog, flew right on by. Where are the weeks going? Fifty-four artisan handmade items from eighteen artists were left in its wake.  Mother’s Day is fast approaching!  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 shared this week are perfect for even the pickiest Mom.  Visit the shops of the artists featured and buy Mom something that was handmade from the heart.  




Aqua Large Hole Lampwork Glass Bracelet Charm Bead with Fine Silver Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




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.




Our Lady of Guadalupe Chaplet Bracelet Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo 



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!




White Campion Wildflowers at a Reststop in Colorado Springs, Fine Art Photograph by Colleen of Butterfly in the Attic Photography



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:  



Colorful Chandelier Dangle Earrings Handmade by Julie and Blu of Polymer Clay Beads by Blue Morning Expressions



Woofs Up Dog Lovers Trifold Fabric Wallet Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin 



Copper Wire Wrapped Green Quartz Pendant Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



Fused Art Glass Plate with Red Flowers and Green Leaves, 11 Inch Round. Handmade by Kellie of ResetarGlassArt 



Fiji 2 Cent Copper Coin Pendant Fan Palm Gold Filled Necklace Handmade by Diane of beadsouk



Horse Sticker Labels - Set of 50 - Handmade by Nat of Adore by Nat



Czech Aqua Luster Tile and White Superduo Beadwoven Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Hand Knit Yellow Delightful Daisy Dish Cloth or Wash Cloth Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation



Small Linked Bracelet Swarovski Pink Rosaline Pearl IndianPink Crystal Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader



Unique Wire Wrapped Black and White Ebony Wood and Dragonflies Pendant Necklace Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd



Amethyst Wire Kippah with Silver Beads and Purple Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Linda of lindab142



Red Coral and Blue Howlite Statement Necklace Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



Red and Gold Flower Earrings Handmade by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns



Filet Crochet Bird of Peace  in Wood Hoop Pendant Necklace Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber



Colorful Red, Lavender, Green and Pink Flower Copper Earrings 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 items shared in the collection, be sure to click here:  Mother's Day Countdown 2017 - Week 6.  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 Mothre's Day - Handmade Gifts- Week 5


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


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


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


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





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Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for putting together this lovely selection of Mother's Day gift ideas, will share.

Thank you, Catherine!

Another week of splendid choices! Thanks for showing my pink pearl bracelet! Shared..

Thank you!

What a colorful post! Seems like there are a lot of cool blues and summer colors in this one. thank you so much for adding my swinging chandelier earrings. Have showed this post to everyone around the world! :) Lots of treats to Seamus since I am sure that he supervised by picked out the gifts. Especially the woof woof from Donna. Shared!

Beautiful selections,

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my pendant. Shared. Treats to sweet Seamus.

Merci beaucoup, Catherine!

Thanks so much for this special promotion, Catherine, and for including my chaplet bracelet. Will be sharing! Gonze sends plenty of treat wishes to Le Moosie! :)


Thanks for sharing my exotic wood statement necklace in these gorgeous picks.

And the goodies keep coming!

Thank you for the post Catherine and for including my aqua luster beadwoven bracelet. Will be sharing!!


Some lovely things here, you are all very talented


Oh Catherine, what pretty selections! I see flowers and leaves blooming all around me here in Portland and I see the same in this lovely collection of gift ideas for Mom! Thank you for including my earrings. Will share now!

Beautiful collection!

Your selection of handmade items are gorgeous! Thanks for including my lampwork bead!

thank you

Thank you so much for adding my photograph to your lovely collection!

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Catherine, thank you so much for taking the time to do this post to help promote all of us! I really appreciate being featured. Shared each item and your post.

Many wonderful gift ideas for

Many wonderful gift ideas for Mother's Day found here. Thank you so much for including my Horse stickers.

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Love all the selections in your latest post! Thank you for including my floral glass plate :) Have shared..

Great Gift Ideas

Great gift ideas for any occasion! Thank you for including my Woofs Up Dog Lovers Wallet in this week's post!

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