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It's an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 2



Week 2 of the Countdown to Christmas 2019 has come and gone . . . and unique handmade and vintage items have been left in its wake.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there is only 84 days, 23 hours, 5 minutes and those quickly descending seconds (as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning) until Christmas is here . . . once again!   Need a perfect start to your Christmas shopping? The Countdown is the place to do just that! A good motto to follow: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN! And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE!




Scarlet Swarovski Crystal and Mixed Metal Earrings Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures 



With the rapidly approaching gift giving season in mind (much too rapidly, so many of us believe!), Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions are hosting a twelve-week Countdown to Christmas 2019 of artisan handmade items on their The Blu Print blog.  The twelve week time period was chosen to correspond with the ubiquitous Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas". This week, there were 37 shares by 13 artists of a wide range of handmade gift ideas: lampwork beads; jewelry of all sorts; polymer ckay creations; crocheted, woven and coiled rope pieces; digital art; woodwork; and other beautiful handmade creations.




Artisan Crafted Coiled Rope Basket Handmade by Nancy of WyvernDesignsHome



Shop owners on Indiemade, Shopify, ArtFire, Fine Art America, Etsy, a stand alone website and the like are welcome to share up to three gift items between Friday at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Monday morning at 12:01 a.m.  A new Countdown collection of gift items will begin again the next Friday. This will continue until the second week in December. The items shared need to be G-rated.




St. Catherine of Siena Rosary Chaplet Bracelet, Religious Jewelry, Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo



If you share items on the Countdown to Christmas, you ***MUST*** promote the collection and ***EACH*** item on at least one social network site, preferably Pinterest and/or Twitter where the items can be easily seen and then promoted again.  It's only fair to promote each of the participants who have promoted you!




Etched Halloween Cool Orange and Fine Silver Etched  Lampwork Glass Beads Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



In addition to saving each handmade item from the Countdown collection to my Pinterest board and Twitter feed, I decided to share one item from each of the artists who participated this week.  Here are my picks of the items, in an order determined by drawing numbers from my trusty numbers bowl (except those who were pretty late sharing):  




Red Boucle Boho Chic Knit Scarf Handmade by Andrea of AndreaDesigns




Bee My Honey in Color Digital Art for Apparel, Wall Art, Accessories, etc. Designed by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius




Ruby and Pink Czech Glass Bead Kumihimo Christmas Bracelet Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels




Halloween Candy Corn Pot Holder Kitchen Refrigerator Magnets Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Hand Knit Satiny Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1




Skateboarder Desk Clock  from Cherry Wood Handmade by Kevin of KevsCrafts




Black Spider Earrings Handmade by Linda of Linor Store Jewelry and Kippah




Yellow and Orange Lace Art Mug Designed by Ruth of RuthSandraSperling




Medieval Cathedral Window Inspired Praying Man / Woman Necklace with Star Cut Amethyst Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs




I hope you have enjoyed this sampling of some of the handmade gift items that can be found in the Countdown to Christmas collection hosted by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions.  To see all the items shared, click here: Countdown to Christmas 2019 - Week 2. I hope that at least one item captured your interest and made its way to your shopping list. Who knows what next week will bring?  Personally, I'm looking forward to it!


If you are so inclined, please make my day and the day of the artists featured and leave a comment. Also, any promotion will be greatly appreciated - it benefits us all!  Thank you!



Please check out the other weeks of the Countdown found here on my blog:


It's an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 1




My contact information:


Indiemade shop:  Shadow Dog Designs

Indiemade blog:  Shadow Dog Designs’ Blog

Blogger Blog:  Shadow Dog Design’s Blogger

On Fire for Handmade shop:  Shadow Dog Designs 

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

Facebook:  Catherine’s Personal Page

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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Beautiful selections

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my scarf.
Shared here:
Twitter: @dusamae
Treats to Seamus from the gang.


Thank you Catherine for including my Bracelet in your lovely BMECountdown Blog!

Thank you Catherine

Fabulous Blog as always Catherine. Beautiful selections. Thank you for including my earrings.

I have shared all on Pinterest:

I will be back later to share more.


All the items were shared in twitter.

Thank you Catherine for including my scarf in your gorgeous collection.

Have a nice day!

Thank you!

Thanks for the comments!

Pinned all items here: https://www.pinterest.com/shadowdog/handmade-fun/

Great Selections

Catherine, great selections. Thank you for including my spider earrings.

Pinned all https://www.pinterest.com/2001Shopaholic/shopping-women/

Merci beaucoup this extra promotion!

Many thanks, Catherine, for this nice extra promotion, and for including my St. Catherine chaplet bracelet. Will be pinning everything to my Countdown pin board. Doing some tweeting too! Treats to Monsieur Moosie from Le Gonze!


Thank you Catherine
Finally all caught up! Tweeted and Pinned all
Have a great day.....

Shared Everywhere

Thank you so much for including my candy corn potholder magnets :) I have shared everyone everywhere. Lots of great holiday gift ideas and Halloween jewelry in this post. Many treats to Mr. Seamus from dirty Harry and the Florida gang!

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