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Gift Ideas for a Handmade Mothers Day - Week 5




Week 5 of the Mother’s Day Countdown 2018, hosted by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions on her The Blu Print blog, has sped right on by.  Fifteen handmade artisans shared a total of 44 beautiful items. Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it, on Sunday, May 13, this is the perfect time to start making a list of gift ideas / buying a gift for your Mom.  Browse all the wonderfully unique shares for this week, many of them one of a kind designs, visit the shops of the artists featured and buy your Mom something that was HANDMADE from the heart.




Israel 10 New Sheqalim Bi-Metallic Coin Pendant Necklace with 14kt Chain Handmade by Diane of beadsouk




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 Countdown to Mother's Day 2018 collection between Friday at 12:00 noon 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.




A French Manicure Almost Black and White Pale Pink Rose Photography by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius



When you participate in the Countdown to Mother’s Day, important backlinks are provided 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 as 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 backlinks.  And make comments on the blogs - that helps everyone, as well!




Mala-Inspired Chakra Buddha Bracelet with Tassel Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo



In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my new Mother’s Day Countdown 2018 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 items from this week's Countdown to Mother's Day in the order drawn from my trusty numbers bowl:




Hummingbird Kitchen Magnets / Refrigerator Magnets Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Three Shades Blue Swarovski Crystal Earrings with Sterling Silver Posts Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader




White Lace Hand Beaded Swarovski Crystal Women's Wedding Necklace Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry




Hand Knit Golden Sunflower Cotton Dishcloth or Washcloth Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation




Dragonfly Statement Necklace Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry




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




Romantic Sapphire Crystal and Blue Rose Earrings Handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels




Dragonfly Multi-Wrap 8 Strand Boho Green and Yellow Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Rose Quartz, Ivory and Aurae Dot Artisan Lampwork Glass Charm Bracelet Bead Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Chai / Star of David Earrings Handmade by Linda of lindab142




Basset Hound Jigsaw / Scroll Saw Puzzle From Poplar Wood Handmade by KevsKrafts




St. Francis, Deer and Dove Vintage Pendant Necklace with Black Onyx 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: Countdown to Mother's Day 2018.  Hopefully one (or more!) of the handmade and vintage items will make its way to your Mom 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.



For more handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas, here are the choices I made in the weeks past:


Countdown - Week 4

Countdown - Week 3

Countdown - Week 2

Countdown - Week 1




My contact information:


Indiemade shop:  ShadowDogDesigns

Indiemade blog:  ShadowDogDesigns’ Blog

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

ArtFire Blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Google+:  Catherine ShadowDog

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Wanelo:  ShadowDog

Rebelmouse:  ShadowDogDesigns

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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Gifts for Mom

Thanks so much for including my Jack Russell key fob in this week's featured gift ideas from the Countdown to Mothers Day!

Shared each item on G+ and pinned/tweeted the post

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for adding my coin pendant in your lovely blog post of Mother's Day Gift Ideas., will share everywhere.

Mother's Day Countdown Blog Post

Hi Catherine! Thank you so much for the extra exposure of my dragonfly necklace and for helping to promote all of us in general! The Mother's Day Countdown event is great. Really appreciate your efforts.

Thank you

I'm always so happy to share everyone's gorgeous creations. Thanks so much Catherine and everyone else for sharing.


Great Selection of Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Thank you Catherine for the post and for including my dragonfly wrap bracelet. Will be sharing!!!

Merci beaucoup for the fabulous Mother's Day gift choices!

Thanks so much, Catherine! Will be sharing at the usual places! Thanks too for including my chakra buddha charm stretch bracelet. Best wishes from me and the sweet wee one to you and Le Moosie!

Great Mother's Day Gifts

Catherine, thanks for including my Chai earrings along with these wonderful handmade gift ideas for Mother's Day. Pinned all and shared the post on G+ so far.

Thank you Catherine

Another beautiful blog with some gorgeous gift ideas for Mom. Thanks for including my earrings.

Thanks for turn to share with others.

Thank you, Catherine!

We appreciate your further promotions. Thank you for showing my blue crystal earrings. Shared your blog on my FB Singing Beader page.

Great Gift Ideas

This post is filled with great Mother's Day gift ideas for mom, auntie or even a sister. Thank you for including my hummingbird magnets among all of the handmade jewelry and other handmade gifts. I love to see all of the selections that everyone adds to the countdown posts each week; sometimes, that is the only way that I get to see all their great creations! Lots of hugs to the big dog and his tail wags and woofs are MUCH appreciated (as are you) as we keep promoting Mother's Day. Thank you and shared everyone EVERYWHERE!

Love them!

Loving all the gorgeous handmade gift ideas for Mother's Day. Thanks for including my large hole lampwork bead.

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