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Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - 2022 - Week 11



It's hard to believe that Week 11 of the Countdown to Christmas 2022 has already come and gone . . . . and there is only one more week left of the promotion!  When the Countdown starts, the end of the twelve weeks seems a looooong way off. Then - BAM! - here it is!  With Christmas just 3 1/2 weeks away - 25 days, where does the time go? The ever ticking Christmas clock doesn’t let up - those seconds just keep ticking down until the jolly man in red and white leaves wonderful gifts or lumps of coal under the tree.  Just what is the Countdown? It’s a place for handmade artists to share three of their beautiful (often one of a kind) creations. Need a perfect start (or finish) to your Christmas shopping?  Shop the Countdown to Christmas and purchase that special piece for that special person! An excellent motto to follow this holiday season: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN!  And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE to support small indie businesses! 




Set of Six Kids' Christmas Holiday Stocking Stuffer Gift Card Holders / Check or Cash Envelopes Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat



Since Christmas will be here before you know it, Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions have been once again hosting a twelve-week Countdown to Christmas 2022 of artisan handmade items on their Buy Handmade from Makers blog.  The twelve week time period was chosen to correspond with the ubiquitous Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." This week, there were 33 shares from 11 artists. The artists shared a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all styles, Christmas gift tags, a photography spiral notebook, home decor, lampwork beads, Christmas cards, wine glass charms and other fun creations, each one a perfect Christmas gift.


In addition to promoting 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.  I hope you enjoy each and every handmade beauty.




Crocheted Christmas Red Jumper with Snowflake Applique and Matching Hat for an Infant Girl Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels





Hand-carved Bone Cameo Pendant Necklace with Garnet and Moonstone Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRocksSedona




Red and Greens Spiral Notebook with 120 Lined Pages Photography by Joanne of Joanne Carey




Vinoy Renaissance Resort Watercolor Print or GiClee Fine Art Print, 2 Sizes, Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore




White Enamel Paisley Floral Boho Earrings with Czech Glass Beads and Swarovski Pearls Handmade  by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




Kindle Edition: The Joy of Jewelry Making: Create for Fun. Sell for Profit Written by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Shiny Light Pastel Pink Lampwork Glass Beads Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Set of 6 Green Glitter Wreath Christmas Cards Handmade by Claire of ClaireMDesigns2




Blk Fri Hanukkah Wine Glass Charms Handmade by Linda of lindab142




Lightweight Red Cardinal and Holly Christmas Earrings with Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine and Seamus 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 2022 - Week 11. 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 Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas 2022 posts found here on my blog:


Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 10

Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 9

Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 8

Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 7

Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 6

Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 5

Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 4

Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 3

Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 2

Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 1




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Spreading the Cheer

Sharing all of these great Christmas gift ideas around the world this morning. Thank you for including my Jewelry Book! Hope everyone sells a lot this year :) Many treats to the Lizard Hunter from the Bunny Chaser.

Thank you

Another wonderful list of holiday gift ideas. Thank you for including my cameo and garnet pendant necklace.

Thanks so much, Catherine!

Thank you for the extra promotion of these gorgeous unique artisant handmade items!

Thanks so much for continuing

Thanks so much for continuing the Christmas Countdown promotion, Catherine!! Thanks for selecting my red and greens spiral notebook... I am very appreciative!! Tweeting all these beautiful creations you selected!! Love your blog btw... Christmas is right around the corner!! :)

Many thanks!

Thank you so much for the extra promotion, Catherine. Thank you for including our gift card holders. Will share.

Caught up

Pinned to holiday shopping and tweeting all. Thanks for promoting.

Thank for the promotion of my

Thank for the promotion of my Christmas card set!

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