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Make It a Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 6



It’s hard to realize that we’re half-way finished with the twelve week Countdown to Christmas 2021!  Yikes!  That means Christmas is bearing down on us and will soon be here - just a bit less than 2 months!  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 59 days until ho-ho-ho-ing Santa and his merry band of clattering reindeer arrive once again.  Now is the perfect time to start your holiday shopping and the Countdown is the perfect place! Remember this motto: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN! And, most of all, SHOP ARTISAN HANDMADE to support a small indie shop!



Purple Iris Large Hoop Dangle Earrings with Silvertone Leverbacks Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions



With the rapidly approaching holiday gift giving season in mind, 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 GREAT version by the Spinners.  Twenty-seven handmade items from nine artsts were left in this week's wide-ranging gift collection: jewelry of all sorts and styles, crochted baby gifts, note cards, digital art and other beauties.




Hand Painted Flower Pendant Necklace with Lapis Lazuli and White with Earrings Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRocksSedona



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.




Loose Floral Fine Art Print or Art Note Cards from Original Watercolors, Choice of 3, Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore



If you share your own 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!


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:  




Floral on White Enamel Earrings with Czech Glass and Swarovski Pearls Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




Dark Indigo Blue Resin and Teak Wood Disc Earrings with Sodalite Gemstones and Silver Beads Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Crocheted Newborn Baby Boy White Booties w/ Blue Ribbon Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




Southwest Leather Double Wrap Turquoise Superduo Boho Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Oliver The Otter at River Wolf Lake in Autumn Throw Blanket Designed by Colleen of Photography & Digital By Colleen Cornelius 




Pink Personalized Leah Beaded Name Bracelet Handmade by Linda of lindab142




Salvador Dali-inspired "Meditative Rose" Polymer Clay Art Earrings with Red Czech Glass Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope enjoyed this sampling 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 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 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 shop blog:


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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Gorgeous gift ideas!

Thank you so very much Catherine for including my Southwest themed leather beaded bracelet! I appreciate your kindness. Will share your blog on Social sites! Have a great day.

Many beautiful gifts!

Thank you, Catherine for your blog promotion and including my wood and resin disc earrings. Sharing!

Thanks Catherine

Thank you Catherine for the extra promotion. Wonderful selection of gift ideas. Thanks for including my earrings.

I have pinned on 2 different boards and will be sharing.

Thank You

Catherine, thank you for including my bracelet. Pinned all to 2021 Holiday Shopping.

Make It A Handmade Christmas

Thank you Catherine for including my Baby Booties in another Blog of wonderful Christmas Ideas!
Can't believe we are up to Week 6 already, with Christmas right around the corner!

Thank you Catherine

This is beautiful. Thank you very much for all the extra promotion. Promoted on twitter, pinterest and facebook


Thanks Catherine for sharing for extra promotions.
Tweeting all.

promoted again.

promoted again.

Wonderful Handmade Christmas Gifts

Look at all of these wonderful handmade Christmas gift ideas! Sent them all around the world for everyone to enjoy. thank you for including my iris statement ZOOM earrings! Many treats to our desert friend who needs tasty bones to chew on.

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