Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Week 7




Week 7 of the Countdown to Christmas was gone in a flash!  Left behind is a unique collection of artisan handmade items for all to browse and, hopefully buy.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, Santa will visit all good boys and girls in only 48 days!  Need 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!




Glistening Snowflake Earrings Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1




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 42 shares from 14 artists. The artists shared a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all sorts, holiday thimbles, crocheted items for a baby, lampwork beads, stained glass quilt designs, wooden puzzles, gift tags and other beautiful creations.




Stained Glass 9.5" Log Cabin Appalachian Traditional Quilt Pattern with Rare Glass Handmade by Jo of 2GlassThumbs




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.




Oval Simbercite with Pyrite Gemstone and Sterling Pendant on Leather Cord Handmade by Diane of Dianes Dangles




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!




Crocheted Newborn Baby Girl Red Hat with White Snowflake, 0 - 3 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 shared late).




Flower Statement Necklace for Women Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry




Organic Bright Yellow Lampwork Glass Focal Bead with Peacock Dots Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Autumn Jasper, Rudraksha, Peach Aventurine and Green Jasper Mala Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Christmas Snowman Collectible Holiday Thimble Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Opalite Angel Pendant Necklace with Opalite and Coral Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRockJewelry




Dachshund Wood Jigsaw Puzzle From Poplar Wood Handmade by Kevin of KevsKrafts




Boho Gold Topaz Earrings Handmade by Linda of Linor Store Jewelry




Dogs and Cats Old Fashioned Christmas Gift Tags, Set of 9 different - PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD - by Colleen of Butterfly in the Attic




Tree and Bird Crocheted Fiber Art Tapestry Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber




Red Creek Jasper and Amber Gemstone Necklace 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 7. 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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Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

ArtFire Blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Google+:  Catherine ShadowDog

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

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Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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Hello Catherine! Thank you for going the extra mile to help promote all of us here on your blog! Sharing.

Fab Holiday Gift Ideas...

Thank you Catherine for Week 7 promotions and for including my Mala bracelet. Will be promoting!!

Gorgeous selections!

Gorgeous selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my earrings. Shared.

Thank you

Thank you Catherine. Wonderful group of gift ideas. Thank you for including my angel pendant.

Happy Sales to all.


Posted to twitter, pinterest amd I got my facebook to work again!!!

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for sharing this week's Christmas Countdown. Shared.

So Special!

Every one of these amazing finds are so special! Thank you so much for sharing my stained glass on your blog! I am sharing too!

Thank you everyone!

Thank you so much, everyone, for all the comments and the promo. I have shared the blog everywhere, tweeted all items and pinned all items here:

Great earthtones

Catherine, thanks so much for the wonderful earthtone selections and for including my boho earrings.

Pinned + G+ post.

Great gift ideas!

Wonderful gift ideas just in time for Christmas. Thanks for including my lampwork focal bead.

Lovely collection,

Lovely collection,

Wow what a selection

the weeks keep counting down, and the selections continue to be outstanding! Thank you so much for including my Christmas collectible thimble amongst all of these lovely handmade gift ideas for the holidays. Lots of pets and treats to Mr. Seamus from junior dog and his mom.

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