Please Enjoy


(First Class Mail - U.S. Only)

Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 10




Here we are at Week 10 of the Countdown to Christmas.  Only two more weeks left! The Countdown is a chance for mostly handmade artists to share three of their beautiful gift ideas and for all to browse and, hopefully, purchase.  The ever ticking Christmas clock doesn’t let up - according to it, Santa will start his journey in only 27 days!  Need a perfect start to 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!




Penguin Dog Tag Necklace with Hearts and Swarovski Crystal Center Flowers Handmade by Julie 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 2018 of artisan handmade (and sometimes vintage) items on their The Blu Print blog.  The twelve week time period was chosen to correspond with the ubiquitous Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas". This week, there were ___ shares from ___ artists. The artists shared a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all sorts, holiday dog tags, crocheted scarves, lampwork beads, key and coin key chains and other beautiful creations.




Crystal-shaped Big Hole Lampwork Glass Bracelet Charm in Apricot with Blue Dot Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Shop owners on Indiemade, Shopify, ArtFire, Fine Art America, Etsy, a stand alone website and the like are welcome to share up to three gift items between Friday at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Monday morning at 12:01 a.m.  A new Countdown collection of gift items will begin again the next Friday. This will continue until the second week in December. The items shared need to be G-rated.




Celtic Knot Statement Necklace and Earrings Set Handmade by Mary of Pretty Gonzo 



If you share items on the Countdown to Christmas, you ***MUST*** promote the collection and ***EACH*** item on at least one social network site, preferably Pinterest, Twitter or G+ where the items can be easily seen and then promoted again.  It's only fair to promote each of the participants who have promoted you!




Hand Knit Olympic Blue Scarf Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1



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 my picks of the items, in an order determined by drawing numbers from my trusty numbers bowl (except those who were pretty late sharing).  I hope you like each and every handmade beauty.





Elegant Black and White Leather and Crystal Boho Wide Cuff Bracelet, 7 1/2", Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Genuine Vintage Skeleton Key and Buffalo Nickel with Southwest Blue Patina Copper Disc Key Chain Handmade by Diane of beadsouk



Big Letter Merry Christmas by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius




Magenta Bracelet Handmade by Linda of Linor Store Jewelry



Butterfly Dangle Earrings for Women Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry




Christmas Vintage Emerald Green Swarovski Crystal Earrings with Marquise Crystal Drops Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels




Baritone Tuba Charm Necklace on .925 Sterling Silver Chain by Connie of TheSingingBeader




Green and Red Potholders or Hot Pads, Set of 2, Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber 




Believe Angel Wing Necklace with Turritella Fossil Agate and Heishe Pearls  Handmade by Catherine 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 2018 - Week 10. 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 features 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 Countdown found here on my blog:


Make it an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 10

Make it an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 9

Make it an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 8

Make it an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 7

Make it an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 6

Make it an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 5

Make it an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 4

Make it an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 3

Make it an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 2

Make it an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 1



My contact information:


Indiemade shop:  ShadowDogDesigns

Indiemade blog:  ShadowDogDesigns’ Blog

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

ArtFire Blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Google+:  Catherine ShadowDog

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Wanelo:  ShadowDog

Rebelmouse:  ShadowDogDesigns

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry

for the Discerning Woman





» Share:


Beautiful selections

Thank you, Catherine, for putting together these beauties, I know it takes a lot of time. Also, thank you for including my scarf.

Shared here:

Twitter: @dusamae

Thank you, Catherine. I have

Thank you, Catherine. I have shared!

Thanks Catherine for putting

Thanks Catherine for putting together this fabulous gift guide and including my coin keychain, will share.

Blog post

Thank you very much Catherine for the extra exposure here on your blog! Sharing.

Thanks for another week of promotions!

Thank you Catherine for including my black and white beaded cuff. Will be sharing on social sites as always.
Blessings to you!

Thank you!

Pinned all to and G+ the post. Thanks for the promo

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.