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Gift Ideas for a Handmade Mothers Day - Week 6



Can you believe Week 6 of the Mother’s Day Countdown 2018 has already come and gone?  Only four more weeks of the Countdown to go, graciously hosted by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions on her The Blu Print blog.  This week, seventeen artisans shared a total of 51 beautifully handmade 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 the wide range of 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.




Cobalt Blue and Brown Fan-shaped Crystal Earrings Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry



If you have a handmade 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.




Oval Simbercite with Pyrite Gemstone Cabochon Sterling Pendant on Leather Cord Handmade by Diane of DianesDangles



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!




Playful Scottie Dog Accessories, Scottie Wallet, Scottish Terrier Gift Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



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:




Rose Quartz, Swarovski Pink Opal and Gunmetal Chain Niobium Earrings Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Chinese Jade Beaded Necklace with Emerald and Peridot Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels




Tropical Flowers and Flamingo Kitchen / Refrigerator Magnets Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Boho Clip on Dangle Earrings Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry




Almost Black and White Pale Pink African Daisy Photograph by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius




Antiqued Bronze Heart Chandelier Earrings with Red and Brown Wood Dangles Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader




Red and Green Apple Hanging Cotton Kitchen Towel With Hand Knit Topper and Button Closure Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation




Celebration Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant and Earrings Jewelry Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs




Shiny Violet Purple Opaque Lampwork Glass Beads Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Celtic Knot Boho Statement Necklace Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




Coral Crystal Pearl Bracelet with Woven Seed Bead Spiral Handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels




Barette Bat Mitzvah Kippah Womans Kippot Yarmulke - Gold Wire Gold Round Beads Handmade by Linda of lindab142




Moose Wood Jigsaw Puzzle Handcrafted From Poplar Lumber By Kevin of KevsKrafts




Chunky Copper Butterfly Pendant Necklace with Faceted Agate 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 made in the weeks past:


Countdown - Week 5

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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Hi Catherine! Thank you so much for including my clip on earrings in your promotion of handmade items from the Mother's Day Countdown. Really appreciate your efforts! Sharing.

Fantastic gift ideas!

Oh my! These picks are all fantastic gift ideas! This is certainly one-stop-shopping for Mother's Day or any other day! Thank you for including my dichroic jewelry set! Shared.

Thank you so very much

Thank you so very much Catherine. It's such a joy to view and share everyone's gorgeous creations!!

Kathy <3

Thank you, Catherine!

It's always fun to see what everyone is creating. Thank you so much for promoting and including my wood chandelier earrings.! Will be sharing very soon.

Gorgeous handmade ideas for Mother'sDay Gifts

Gorgeous handmade items in this week's Mother's Day gift ideas. Thanks for including my lampwork beads.

Mothers Day Gifts

Thanks very much for including my Scottie Dog accessories in this week's post!
Shared each item on G+ and shared the blog post.

Major thanks!

Thanks so much for this extra BME Countdown promotion. And thanks for including my Celtic knot pendant jewelry set along with all these beauties! To answer your question at the top, no I can't believe Week 6 has come and gone. My goodness! Although there's still time for selling lots of goodies before Mother's Day arrives. :)

Will be sharing your blog post in the usual places! Treats to Sir Moosie from Sir Gonze! :)

Pretty picks for Mother's

Pretty picks for Mother's Day, thank you for including my pendant. Will share.

Each week just gets better!

Another fun week of browsing some fantastic Mothers Day gift ideas. Thank you Catherine for those you featured here, and for including my rosequartz and black chain earrings. So many wonderful eyes to choose from!

Moms are worth it

Wish my mom were still around; she'd love some of these terrific handmade items. I miss her.

Thanks, Catherine for all your hard work and including my barette mini kippah.

The moose give me a chuckle every time.

Pinned all to

Thank you Catherine

What a beautiful collection of Mother's Day gift ideas. Thanks for including my bracelet. Off to share.

Thank you so much

for including my tropical flowers and flamingo magnets in your blog post. Everything is so colorful, and the earrings you led with are gorgeous. Have promoted far and wide :) Lots of R and R for the great Seamus this weekend, and for you, I wish lots of sales at your show. Cheers!

Beautiful gift ideas!

I love all these beautiful gift ideas for Mother's Day! Thanks for including my lampwork beads!

Beautiful gift ideas!

Great gift ideas.
Thank you for sharing.

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