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Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - 2022 - Week 9



Christmas is barreling down on us like a runaway freight train!  It will soon be here.  Week 9 of the Countdown to Christmas 2022 has come and gone and the ever ticking Christmas clock doesn’t let up.  According to what it says today, Santa and his traveling buddies will start their journey in only 39 days, just a bit over five weeks from now!  The Countdown is a place for handmade artists to come together and share three of their beautiful (often one of a kind) creations and then promote each other.  Need a perfect start / end to your Christmas shopping?  Shop the Countdown to Christmas to browse and purchase that special piece!  An excellent motto to follow this holiday season is : SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN!  And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE to support hardworking indie shop owners! 




"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Christmas Holidays Coffee Mug, 11 oz, Designed by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions



Since the holiday gift giving season will be here before you know it, Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions are 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 never-ending Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."  This week twelve artists shared 36 items, a wide range of beautiful handmade gift ideas:  jewelry of all styles including necklaces, bracelets and earrings, hand crocheted baby gifts, Christmas money holders and cards, fun coffee mugs, a toddler t-shirt and other beauties that will make excellent gifts for even the hardest to please person on your list.


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.




Long, Thin Monkey Puzzle Exotic Wood Earrings Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd




Oliver Finds His Christmas Tree Toddler T-shirt Designed by Colleen of OliverTheOtter




Bright Red Swarovski Pearl Holiday Bracelet with White Opal Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




Custom Order Crocheted Newborn Baby Girl White Sweater and Bonnet, 0 - 3 months, Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels




Black Enamel And Silver Eighth Note Dangle Earrings Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Set of 10 Classic Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Card / Money Holders / Check or Cash Envelopes Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat




Transparent Dark Blue Lampwork Dangle Earrings with Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Set of 4 Happy Holidays Christmas Cards Handmade by Claire of ClaireMDesigns2




Hamsa / Hand of Fatima Necklace Handmade by Linda of lindab142




Frosted White Lampwork Christmas Earrings with Red and Green 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 9. 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 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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Thank you for including my black and silver 8th note earrings, Catherine. There were so many great gift selections this week! I hope we all get many sales this season. Shared!

Thank you!

Great selection of holiday gift giving ideas. Great to see all of these wonderful handmade Christmas gifts. Have promoted everyone to everywhere. Many treats to the Keeper of the Lizards from Hurricane Harry who got a new bed because he's a good boy. :)

Make It A Handmade Christmas

Lovely collection of Christmas Treasures! Thank you for including my Newborn Sweater & Bonnet among your Christmas collection.

Great collection. Thanks for

Great collection. Thanks for including my Christmas cards.


Thanks for including my Hamsa necklace in this beautiful gift selection.

Thanks so much Catherine

Love this collection of beautiful Christmas gift ideas. Thanks, Catherine for including my holiday bracelet.

Off to share!!

Many thanks!

What a wonderful collection, Catherine! Thank you so much for including my gift card holders. Off to share.

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