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Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - 2022 - Week 7





It is so hard to believe (at least to me - how about you?) that this is the first day of November . . . . and that we have only 5 more weeks of the Countdown to Christmas 2022!  It’s also hard to believe that Christmas will be here before we know it.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 53 days until jolly Santa Claus drops down that chimney and either leaves wonderful gifts or lumps of coal for deserving or not-so-deserving boys and girls.  Since Christmas is less than two months away, now is the perfect time to start your holiday shopping.  And the Countdown is the perfect place!  Remember this motto: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN!   And, most of all, please BUY HANDMADE from small indie business owners!  Since everything is handmade from the heart, we truly appreciate each and every order!




Green and Copper Mesh Lampwork Galaxy Pendant Necklace with Leather Cord Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



To help you get a good start on your holiday shopping needs, Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions 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 ubiquitous Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  Stopping by this week were 12 artists who left a grand total of 36 shares, a wide range of handmade gift ideas: stylish jewelry of all kinds, note / Christmas cards, Christmas gift tags, crocheted baby gifts, photography items, lampwork beads, print them yourself Hanukkah cards and other beautiful handmade creations.  Many of these beauties are one of a kind . . . so snap them up now!


In addition to promoting each handmade item from the Countdown collection to my "Countdown to a Handmade Christmas" Pinterest board and on my 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 the rest of the shares: 




Set of 8 Vintage-style A Happy Christmas To You Santa Gift Tags Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat




Enamel Holly Berry Chandelier Earrings with Green, White Opal and Red Swarovski Crystal Dangles Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




Set of 10 Christmas / Winter / Holiday Cards Handmade by Claire of ClaireMDesigns2




Ibis Watercolor Print, Florida Shorebird, Two Sizes, Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore 




Blue, Yellow and Orange Polymer Clay and Agate Dangle Earrings Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




"Peace Begins with a Smile" White Peacock Butterfly Throw Pillow, Photography by Joanne of Joanne Carey




Antiqued Silver Jingle Bells with Clanger Earrings Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Crocheted Christmas Jumpsuit, Jacket and Hat 3-piece Set for a Newborn Baby Girl, 0 - 3 Months, Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




Blue and Silver Christmas Holiday Drop Earrings Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRocksSedona




Set of 3 Hanukkah Printable Greeting Cards by Linda of lindab142




Deer, Snow and Berries Christmas Enamel Earrings w/ Ruby Czech Glass Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs 



I hope you 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 7. 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 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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Wonderful Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

Great selection of handmade gift ideas for Christmas and Hanukah! Have shared them all and scheduled more sharing! Hope everyone makes a lot of sales :) thanks for including my polymer clay earrings. Many treats to the Dog of the Desert Sun from the Tropical Terror!

Beautiful. Thank you.

Beautiful. Thank you.

Week 7

Here we are at Week 7 already! Thank you, Catherine, for including my bell earrings along with all these excellent gifts. Sharing.....

Thanks so much for including

Thanks so much for including my white peacock butterfly throw pillow with all these beautifully handcrafted gift ideas!! Great blog btw!! Peace and joy, my friend!!

Thanks so much, Catherine!

This is a beautiful collection of gift ideas. Thanks for including my lampwork globe necklace.

Many thanks!

Time really flies, I can't believe that there are only 5 weeks left of Countdown to Christmas 2022. Thank you so much for including my Santa tags. Off to share.

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