Make It a Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 11



It's hard to believe that Week 11 of the Countdown to Christmas 2020 has come and gone . . . . and there is only one more week left!  When the Countdown starts, the end of the twelve weeks seems a looooong way off. The - BAM! - here it is! And Christmas is approximately three weeks away.  Where does the time go? The ever ticking Christmas clock doesn’t let up.  Those seconds just keep ticking down until the jolly man in red and white leaves wonderful gifts or lumps of coal under the tree.  What is the Countdown? It’s a place for handmade artists to share three of their beautiful (often one of a kind) creations. Need a perfect start (or finish) to your Christmas shopping?  Shop the Countdown to Christmas: browse and purchase that special piece for that special person! An excellent motto to follow this holiday season: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN! And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE




Crocheted Antique White Newborn Maryjanes and Headband with Red Silk Roses Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits



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 2020 of artisan handmade 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 heavy metal version of the song by Twisted Sister). This week, there were 33 shares from 11 artists. The artists shared a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all styles, crocheted items, thimbles, baby gifts, lampwork beads, digital art and other beautiful creations.




Blue and Crystal Music Love Charm Bracelet Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures



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.




Hand Crocheted Purple Merino Fingeless Gloves Handmade by Andrea of Andrea Designs  



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 and/or Twitter 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!




Dreidel and Menorah Charm Hanukkah Bracelet Handmade by Linda of lindab142



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 late sharing).  I hope you love each and every handmade beauty.




Shiny Violet Purple Lampwork Glass Beads Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Oval Amboyna Burl Exotic Wood Earrings Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd




Hummingbird  Collectible Thimbles Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Midnight Blue Impression Jasper and Pyrite Gemstone Necklace Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Cream Colored Poinsettias Digital Art by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius




Multicolored Wood and Chain Necklace with Silver Beads Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Pewter Hieroglyph Earrings with Vintage Blue and Oerange Glass Snake Vertebrae Beads 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 2020 - Week 11. 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 featured 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 Make It a Handmade Christmas 2020 posts found here on my blog:

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 1 

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 2

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 3

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 4


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 5


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 6


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 7


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 8


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 9


Make It a Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 10




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Thank you Catherine for another wonderful collection of Christmas Gift Ideas. Thank you for including my Newborn Christmas Maryjanes!
Promoted all!

Thanks for all you do in promoting all of us!!!!!


Thanks for posting our links for extra promotions. Great picks.

Tweeting blog.

Week 11 shopping!

Thank you Catherine for the extra promotion and for including my blue jasper and pyrite necklace. Will promote on social sites.

Thank you, Catherine!

The countdown went so fast this year! It's hard to believe this Friday is the last week. Thank you for including my colorful wood bead necklace with all these other gifts. Shared!

Thank you!

Catherine, thanks so much for including my bracelet with these other artisan gift items. It sold!


Thank you for including my crochet purple fingerless gloves in this beautiful collection of handmade creations. I shared all the items on Twitter, and Pinterest board 2020-Countdown to Christmas.

Thank you!

Thank you, everyone, for the comments and promo.

Have scheduled tweets or tomorrow morning here: @ShadowDogDesign

Pinned here:

Happy sales to all!

Thank you Catherine

As always a gorgeous blog of Christmas goodies. Thank you so much for including my charm bracelet.
I have pinned all on 2 boards:

Great big thanks!

Thank you so much for including my hummingbird collectible thimble with all of these wonderful gift ideas for the holidays. Many treats to the Desert Dog from the Yay! It's Cold Out Dog.

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