Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 6




Week 6 of the Countdown to Christmas quickly came and went and a unique collection of artisan handmade items were shared for all to see.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, the jolly man pulled by his team of flying reindeer visit all good boys and girls in only 55 days!  Looking to start your Christmas shopping?  The Countdown is the perfect place to do just that! A good motto to follow: shop early, shop often! And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE!




Satin Gold Crescent Bib Necklace with Sky Blue Tassels and Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Since the holiday gift giving season is rapidly approaching, 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 39 shares from 13 artists. The artists shared a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all sorts, art prints, hand knit and crocheted pieces, refigerator magnets, lampwork beads, photography, pre-owned bracelets, woodwork and other beautiful creations.




Giraffe Kitchen / Fridge / Refrigerator Magnets Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions



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.




Flower Focal Statement Necklace with Mother of Pearl and Vintage Red Glass Beads Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



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!




Teal and Purple Hand Knit Scarf Handmade by Cathy of CrafingMemories1



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).  




Ruby and Onyx Czech Glass Beads Kumihimo Braided Bracelet Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels



Etched Dark Grass Green Sea Glass Lampwork Bead with  Silver Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Sterling Silver Dimensional Bass Drum Necklace by Connie of TheSingingBeader




"First Snow" Country Farmhouse 5x7 Note Card from an Original Watercolor Print Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore




Preowned Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Oxidized Filigree Cuff Bracelet, 7", by Diane of DianesDangles




"Visit with Santa" Photograph Handmade by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius




Blue and White Ring of Stars Crocheted Doily Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber




Veterinarian Christmas Ornament From Poplar Wood Handmade By Kevin of KevsKrafts




Pewter Dragonfly Earrings with Swirling Blue Glass Beads and Swarovski Crystals 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 6. 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 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




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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



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Thanks Catherine for the extra promotion! Sharing.

Great Holiday Hosting

Thank you Catherine for hosting and promoting the Christmas countdown. There are so many gorgeous selections. I will be sure to promote all and your post. Thank you for all you do.

Thank you, Catherine!

I hope we all "drum up" some sales! lol We appreciate your blog, Catherine, thank you for showing my sterling silver bass drum necklace! Shared!

Thank you for including my

Thank you for including my scarf with all these gorgeous creations. Shared. Treats to Seamus from the gang!

Fun selection of Artisan

Fun selection of Artisan Handmade for the Holiday Season, Catherine! Thanks for including my Star Doily!


Thanks for the extra promotion.
All have been tweeted.

Gorgeous Collection

Gorgeous collection of handmade gift ideas. Thanks for including my lampwork beads.

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for including my bracelet, lots of lovely gift ideas for the holidays. Will share.

Thank you!

Thank you for including my giraffe magnets in this great post ; it is filled with some awesome gift ideas for holiday gifts. Hopefully, everyone will see an increase in traffic and sales. Have promoted everywhere. Treats to Seamus from the Harry Monster

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