Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 2




Week 2 of the Countdown to Christmas has come and gone . . . and unique handmade and vintage items have been left in its wake.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there is only 96 days, 20 hours, 54 minutes and those quickly descending seconds (as of 1201 a.m. Tuesday morning) until Christmas is here . . . once again!  




Cerulean Blue Faceted Agate and Bali Copper 21 inch Necklace Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



With the rapidly approaching gift giving season in mind (much too rapidly, so many of us believe!), Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions are hosting a twelve-week Countdown to Christmas 2018 of artisan handmade items on their BluPrint blog.  The twelve week time period was chosen to correspond with the ubiquitous Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas". This week, there were 42 shares by 14 artists of a wide range of handmade gift ideas: lampwork beads, jewelry of all sorts, crochet work, woodwork, vintage postcards, dog related items and other beautiful handmade creations.




Halloween Hanging Kitchen Towel with Dogs in Costumes 2 Piece Set, Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



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.




Orange and White African Helix Bracelet Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1



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!




Infant Girl Crocheted Baby Booties in Coffee Brown and Ivory, 3 - 9 months, Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits



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):  




Rustic Fox Woodland Statement Necklace Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo



Vintage Postcard: Mountain Scene in Switzerland Showing 2 Hotels, Savory & National Interlaken, by Colleen of PostcardsInTheAttic




Flower Statement Necklace Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry 




Etched Navy Blue and Fine Silver Lampwork Bead Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads 




Treble Clef Note Bracelet with Leather Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Hummingbird Key Chain / Key Ring with Colorful Hummingbird Charms Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Bright Blue Crystal and Cream Pearl Earrings with Antique Gold Plated Pewter Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry




3D Irish Crochet Red Rose Cluny Lace Doily Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber




Hummingbird Necklace,  Bird Jewelry For Women, Handmade by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns




Moose Clock With Quartz Movement From Birch And Walnut Handmade by KevsKrafts




Spooky Sayings Hanging Halloween Towel with Hand Knit Topper and Ties Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation




Dark Indigo Blue Swarovski Crystals and Gold Filled Earrings Handmade by Linda of TreasuresOfJewels




Red River Jasper Gemstones and Copper Earrings 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 BlueMorningExpressions.  To see all the items shared, click here: Countdown to Christmas 2018 - Week 2. 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 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:


Christmas Blog

Thanks so much Catherine for helping promote all of us here in your lovely blog post! Sharing.

Beautiful selections

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my bracelet. Shared everywhere.


It didn't add my name like it usually does.

Thank you, Catherine!

It's always fun to see so many terrific gift selections. Thank you for including my treble clef bracelet. Sharing!

Thank you

Thank you Catherine and everyone else for the shares I have shared all of your lovely creations today.

Kathy <3

Fabulous choices!

Thanks so much, Catherine, for this extra promo. Great choices! Will be promo-ing the blog at twitter, G+, and pinterest - my usual places. Happy sales! and happy treats to Sir Moosie!

It's Fabulous!

Week 2 and more fantastic creations to browse through. Thank you for the promotion and will be sharing on all social sites!

Thank you Catherine

beautiful collection of handmade Christmas gifts. Thank you for sharing.

I will be sharing so all the world can see.

I have shared on G+, will get to Pinterest and Twitter tomorrow.


Week 2

Thanks so much for including my Halloween towel in this week's blog post!

Shared the post all over - happy sales!

Beautiful handmade items!

Beautiful collection of handmade gifts. Thanks for including my lampwork beads.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
To help us prevent spam, please prove you're human by typing the words you see here.