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Make It a Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 11



It's hard to believe that Week 11 of the Countdown to Christmas 2021 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 just a bit over three weeks away - 24 days!  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.  Just 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 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 to support small indie businesses! 




Black Onyx and White Mother of Pearl Penguin Pendant Necklace with Earrings Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRocksSedona



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 2021 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" (an absolutely fun version by Pentatonix).  This week, there were 27 shares from 9 artists. The artists shared a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all styles, books, Christmas cash holders, prints from original art, and other fun creations, each one a perfect Christmas gift.




Set of 10 Classic Christmas Gift Card / Money Holders – Stocking Stuffer Check / Cash Envelopes – Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat



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.




Silver Pearls Christmas Necklace and Earrings Set with Scarlet and Emerald Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels



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!  If you tweet, use the hashtag:  #bmecountdown


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 featured here.



Kindle Edition and Paperback Book: The Joy of Jewelry Making: Create for fun. Sell for profit. Written by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




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




5 Choices of 11" x 15" Watercolor Prints from Original Paintings - You Choose - Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore    




Two-sided Gold Moon and Sun Celestial Earrings with Blue Swirled Lampwork Beads Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures 




Silver and Blue Coin Bead and Chain Necklace and Earrings Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Tiger Cowrie Shell Pendant Necklace with Star Cut & Round Golden Tigers Eye Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you have enjoyed this small sampling of the handmade gift items that are 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 2021 - Week 11. I hope that at least one item captured your interest and made its way to your shopping cart. 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 featured artists 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 2021 posts found here on my shop's blog:


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 10

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 9

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 8

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 7

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 6

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 5

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 4

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 3

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 2

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 1




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A big thank you!

Your weekly blogs are so very much appreciated. I am happy you included my black and white beadwoven bracelet. Will be sharing on social sites.

Thanks so much Catherine

Thank you for all you do giving us an extra promotion during the Countdown to Christmas. Thanks for including my celestial earrings.

I have pinned:



I will also tweet later today.

Once again, a beautiful blog.

Once again, a beautiful blog. Thank you for including our Penguin necklace earrings set.

Make It A Handmade Christmas

Wow - can't believe there is only 1 Countdown Week left. Special thanks to you, Catherine, and Julie forall the hard work you both put in to showcase our items each week as Christmas Gift Ideas.
Thank you for including my Swarovski Silver Pearl Necklace among your Christmas Countdown list of gifts!


Thanks for hosting this additional promotion.

All scheduled.

Thank you

Thank you for reposting this for the Wednesday promotions.

Week 11

Thank you, Catherine for your promotion and including my necklace and earring set. Shared!

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