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Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Favorites - Week 9, 2023



Christmas is barreling down on us like a runaway freight train!  It will be here very soon.  Week 9 of the Countdown to Christmas 2023 has come and gone and the ever ticking Your Christmas Countdown Clock doesn’t let up.  According to what the clock says today, Santa and his traveling buddies will start their journey in only 32 days, just a bit over four 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.  This week, eleven artists shared a total of 33 unique items.  The twelve week Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions on their Buy Handmade from Makers blogis the perfect place to start / end to your Christmas shopping - find those special gifts for a loved one!  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! 


In addition to promoting each handmade item from the Countdown collection to my "Countdown to a Handmade Christmas 2023" 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 "favorites" picks of the items, in an order determined by drawing numbers from my trusty numbers bowl.  I hope you enjoy these unique items! 



Silver Snowman Charm Bracelet with Faceted Cranberry Red Czech Glass Beads Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




"Dogs Make Bad Days Better" Unisex Color Blast T-Shirt for Dog Lovers Designed by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Silver Pearl, Scarlet and Emerald Crystals Necklace and Earrings Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels 




Shiny Mint Green Kryptonite Lampwork Glass Beads with Fine Silver Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads 




Opal-like Pendant Necklace with Green and Light Orange Beads and Crystals Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader  




"A Relaxing Swim" Mute Swan Throw Pillow Photography by Joanne of Joanne Carey




Faux Pearl and Sparkling Crystal Bead Bracelet and Earrings Handmade by Melanie of Beads N' Tabs




Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Tampa, FL, Watercolor Art Print, Two Sizes, Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore




Jewish Wine Glass Charms Handmade by Linda of LinorStore




Dog Lover's "Dogs Are My Favorite People" Keychain / Keyring with Free Shipping Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat 




"Season's Greeting" Enamel Polar Bear Christmas Earrings with Green and Red Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs 



I hope you enjoyed this sampling of favorite 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 33 items shared, click here: Countdown to Christmas 2023 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 talented artists featured today by leaving a comment. Also, any promotion will be greatly appreciated - it benefits us all!  Thank you!



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Week 9

Thank you, Catherine for writing up this blog to further promote our handmade gifts. I love that you chose my green and orange crystal beaded necklace with pendant. Shared! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Christmas Favorites

Thanks, Catherine, for another wonderful Artisan Handmade Christmas blog.

I have shared and tweeted them all. Thank you for sharing my snowman bracelet.

I want to wish everyone a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day!


Thanks so much for posting our Christmas gift items.

All have been tweeted and will tweet blog.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and ALL!


Thank you for featuring my Faux Pearl and Crystal Earrings and Bracelet Set! Tweeted all items and the blog.

Many thanks!

Thank you so very much for featuring our Dog keychain, Catherine! Will share.
Wishing all my US friends a Wonderful Thanksgiving.


Thank you for sharing our items. All pinned and tweeted.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Make It A Handmade Christmas

Thank you Catherine for another week of your devoted promoting of the many beautiful Christmas gifts from the talents artists in our group!! Thank you also for including my Silver Pearl Necklace among your Christmas Treasures.

Thanks so much for the

Thanks so much for the additional promotions. I appreciate you picking my swan pillow! Great blog BTW. Can't believe Christmas will be here soon! Thanks so much for all you do, Catherine! Off to share ❤️

Week 10!

Sorry I am late this week. Time got away from me! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Have shared all these wonderful handmade gift ideas with the world. Thank you for including my Dogs make bad days better t-shirt for women. Many treats to the dog who makes your day the best!

Thanks so much, Catherine!

Thanks so much for sharing all of these beautiful items from Julie's Countdown. And thanks for including my Kryptonite Green Lampwork Beads. Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

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