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Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - 2022 - Week 8




It’s all going so, so fast:  week 8 of the Countdown to Christmas 2022 has already come and gone, with only four more weeks remaining!  The Countdown is a chance for artists to come together and share three of their beautiful gift ideas, each one a perfect gift for a loved one.  The ever ticking Christmas clock doesn’t let up - according to it, Santa and his flying reindeer will start their journey in only 46 days!  Need a perfect place to start / finish 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 to support hard working indie artists




Set of 12 Woodland Animals Mini Note Cards / Gift Cards Handmade by Claire of ClaireMDesigns2



Because of the holiday gift giving season, 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 ever present Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas.  This week, 36 items - many which are one of a kind designs - from 12 handmade artists are featured.  The artists shared a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all sorts, note cards, photographic gifts, gift tags and stickers, hand crocheted gifts, a selection of Kindle books, Christmas ornaments and other beautiful creations.


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: 




Opalite Angel Pendant Necklace with Opalite and Coral Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRocksSedona




Winter White Bulky Yarn Crocheted Cowl & Slouchy Tam Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels




Black And White Wire-wrapped Seed Bead Hoop Earrings Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader 




Set of 24 Santa Special Delivery Christmas Gift Tags Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat




Sky Blue High Lampwork Galaxy / Globe Pendant Necklace Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Kindle Edition Yosemite National Park for Non-Hikers - Cleveland Travel Tour Book 1 - Written by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




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




Hanukkah Dreidel, Menorah, Hamsa Chain Necklaces Handmade by Linda of lindab142




"Beautiful 2" Burrowing Owl Canvas Print Photography by Joanne of Joanne Carey




Autumn Nature-inspired Pearl Acorn and Leaf Necklace Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




Sterling Silver Bird Lover Charm Earrings with Faceted Aqua 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 8. 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 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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Thank you SO much!

So many great choices in the handmade gift category in this post. Have shared everything and scheduled more posts. We're under a hurricane warning, so hopefully I will come out on the other end by Friday. Many treats to the Keeper of the Lizards from Hurricane Harry

Week 8

Thanks so much for your extra promotion, Catherine, and including my seed bead wire wrapped hoop earrings. Sharing!

Thank you Catherine

Thank you for all the extra help with promotions. This is a beautiful blog filled with wonderful gift ideas. Shared all.


Thanks for sharing and promoting.

Created a new Pint board https://www.pinterest.com/lindab142/holiday-2022-shopping/

Tweeting @lindab142

Many thanks!

Another awesome selection of handmade goodies from various artisans. Thank you so much, Catherine, for including my Santa tags. Off to share.

Thanks so much Catherine

A beautiful collection of Christmas gifts. Thank you for all you do and the extra promotions.

Thanks for including my acorn necklace.

Off to share...

Thanks so much for selecting

Thanks so much for selecting my burrowing owl canvas print. I am very appreciative, Catherine! Thanks also for the extra promotion and all that you do! Sharing! Hope you enjoy your week!

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