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Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - 2022 - Week 3



It's amazing how quickly Week 3 of the Countdown to Christmas 2022 flew right on by.  In its wake, a wide variety of gorgeous artisan handmade / designed gifts were shared.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 81 days until Christmas is here . . . once again. 


With the rapidly approaching gift giving season, Julie of Blue Morning Expressions along with her handsome sidekick, Hurricane Harry, are 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 pervasive holiday carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas''. This week, there were 36 shares by 12 artists.  The shared gifts include:  jewelry of all sorts, polymer clay beads, lampwork beads, party stickers / tags, christmas ornaments, photographic art and digital art.  Shopping the Countdown to Christmas is the perfect place to start your holiday gift gathering!  An excellent motto to follow is: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN.  And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE to support small indie businesses!




Cute Red Bird on Branch Felt Christmas Tree Ornament Handmade by Claire of ClaireMDesigns2



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 the rest of my picks of the items, in an order determined by drawing numbers from my trusty numbers bowl.   




Green Venetian Glass, Swarovski Crystals and Seed Bead Statement Necklace Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRocksSedona





Set of 50 Cactus Sticker Labels / Party Favors / Envelope Seals Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat




Clear Encased Blue and Silver Leaf Lampwork Glass Focal Bead Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Pine Needles and Red Berries Christmas Pattern Throw Pillow Designed by Colleen of ButterflyInTheAttic




Enamel Orange and Green Flower Earrings with Lampwork Glass Beads Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




"White Blooms for the Moon" Moonflower Tote Bag Photography by Joanne of Joanne Carey




Artisan Floral Lampwork Bracelet with Siam and Silk Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels 




Set of 6 Colorful Natasha Polymer Clay Pendant Beads Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Antiqued Bronze, Gold or Silver Leather Choker Necklace with Curved Music Tube Bead Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Columbia Restaurant, Tampa, Florida Fine Art Print Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore




Two-sided Pewter Running Horse, Spiral and Heart Cross Necklace with Mexican Fire Opal 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 3. I hope that at least one item captured your interest and made its way onto your shopping list. Who knows what next week will bring?  Personally, I'm very much looking forward to it!


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



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Week 3

Thank you, Catherine for including my music tube bead choker necklaces along with these other great gift ideas. Sharing!

Thank you Catherine

Thank you, Catherine. This is a beautiful blog, absolutely filled with wonderful Christmas gifts. Thank you for including our Venetian Glass Necklace.

Thanks Catherine

Thank you Catherine for another wonderful Christmas Blog. Thanks for including my orange enamel earrings.

I have pinned and scheduled tweets.

Make It A Handmade Christmas

82 days left!!!! Wonderful Gifts showcased in your Week 3 Countdown. Thank you for including my Bracelet among these other treasures!.
Promoted and Pinned all!

Many thanks!

Another great pick, Catherine Thank you for including my Cactus stickers. Enjoy the rest of your week. Off to share now.

Thanks so much for including

Thanks so much for including my moonflowers tote bag along with these other beautifully handcrafted items!! Great blog, my friend!! x

Thanks so much, Catherine!

Thank you for including my Lampwork Focal Bead in your beautiful collection.

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