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Make It a Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 3



It's amazing how quickly Week 3 of the Countdown to Christmas sped right on by . . . and a wide variety of gorgeous artisan handmade items have been left in its wake.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 80 days until Christmas is here . . . once again. Shopping the Countdown to Christmas is the perfect place to start your holiday gift gathering.  A good motto to follow: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN!  And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE to support small indie businesses!




Christmas Snowman Charm Bracelet with Faceted Cranberry Red Czech Glass Beads Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures



With the rapidly approaching gift giving season in mind (approaching much too quickly many of us believe!), Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions are 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" - this version is by Straight No Chaser (what a GREAT version!). This week, there were 21 shares by 7 artists: jewelry of all sorts (necklaces, earrings and bracelets), crocheted baby gifts and other beautiful handmade creations.




Lightweight Polymer Clay Orange, Green and Blue Fractal Earrings with Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions



Shop owners on Indiemade, Shopify, ArtFire, 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 Infant Jumper and Matching Hat in Christmas Red with Snowflake Appliques Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits



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!




Electric Rock Guitar Earrings with Blue Beads and Stainless Steel Posts  Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader



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.  I hope you enjoy the rest of the shares: 




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




Pressed Glass Christmas Snowman earrings with Red Hats Handmade by Hema of THE BEADEDNECKLACESHOPPE 



Lightweight Buckeye Burl Exotic Wood and Resin Earrings Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd




Genuine Old Stock Graduated Chunky Turquoise Disc Necklace with Sterling Silver Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you 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 2021 - Week 3. 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 2021 posts found here on my blog:


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 2

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 1




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Thank you, Catherine!

These countdown weeks are coming up so fast! It's always a pleasure to see what everyone is selling. Thanks for including my electric guitar earrings! Shared!

Thanks for including me.

Thanks for including me. Pinned to Christams and Holidays, Tweeted @hvaradhan, added URL to my FB https://www.facebook.com/Beadednecklaceshoppe

BME Countdown Week3

Thank you Catherine for including my Newborn Red Jumper in your collection of this week’s BME Countdown!
So many great gifts ideas!
Tweeted and Pinned all!


Thanks Catherine for including my exotic wood earrings.
All scheduled for tweets.

Thanks so much Catherine

Wow week 3 ! Thank you for the extra promotion. Thanks for including my snowman charm bracelet.

I have shared on 2 Pinterest boards and I'm off to share more!

Third Week of Gift Ideas

Thank you Catherine for the extra promotion and for including my Autumn Rudraksha bracelet. Have shared your blog on all social sites.

Handmade Christmas

Such beautiful handmade items from lovely shop owners! These would make great gifts for the holidays.


Pinned and tweeted post

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