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Make It a Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 7



It is so hard to believe (at least to me) that November has already shown up and that we have only 5 more weeks of the Countdown to Christmas 2021!  It’s also hard to imagine that Christmas will soon be here.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 52 days, less than 2 months until jolly Santa Claus drops down that chimney and either leaves gifts or lumps of coal for deserving or not-so-deserving boys and girls.  Since Christmas is looming, 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, please BUY HANDMADE from small indie business owners!



Hand Painted and Signed Saint Nick Enhancer Wood Pendant Necklace Handmade by Hema of BEADEDNECKLACESHOPPE



To help with the rapidly approaching holiday gift giving season, 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 week's version by the United States Navy Band Sideboys). There were 36 shares by 12 artists of a wide range of handmade gift ideas: stylish jewelry of all kinds, Christmas thumbtacks, vintage-inspired Christmas gift tags, crocheted baby gifts, key chains, digital art and other beautiful handmade creations.  Many are one of a kind . . . so snap them up now!




Set of 6 Large Christmas Thumbtacks / Corkboard Pushpins for Bulletin Boards Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions



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 12:00 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.




Copper Two-sided Moon and Star Celestial Earrings Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures



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!




Set of 8 Vintage-inspired Christmas Gift Tags Handmade by Nat of adorebynat



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)




Antique Copper, Juniper Leather and Rhinestones Petite Galaxy Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat 




Abstract Black and White Original Watercolor Painting Pendant and Earrings Set Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore




Crocheted Cashmerino Yarn Plum Sweater and Mary Janes for Baby Girl - 12 to 18 months - Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




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




Large Size French Horn Key Chain Ring Handmade by Connie of Thesigningbeader




Cream Colored Poinsettias Digital Art Throw Pillow Designed by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius




Pink Personalized Beaded Bracelet Handmade by Linda of linda142




Christmas Lampwork Glass Peppermint Candy Earrings with Red Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine and Seamus 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 2021 - 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 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's blog:


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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Thanks Catherine for the extra promotions.

All have been pinned and tweeted this afternoon.
Happy sales everyone.

Make It A Handmade Christmas

Thank you Catherine for putting together this lovely collection of artistic Christmas Gifts. Can't believe we are already up to Week 7! Thank you for including my Infant Plum Sweater/Maryjanes among your choice of gifts!
Promoted all!

Thank you so much!

Thank you Catherine for the promotion and for including my Galaxy leather and crystal bracelet. Will be sharing your blog on social sites. Have a wonderful week!

Thank you

Such a wonderful collection and celebration of handmade gift ideas. Thank you for including our Onyx and mother of pearl penguin necklace and earring set. We appreciate all your extra help with promoting.

Pinned and tweeted all, posted most on facebook and will complete those later.

Thanks so much Catherine

Wow, I can't believe how fast Christmas is coming. Thanks for sharing another wonderful blog with us. Thanks for including my Celestial earrings.

Have pinned :https://www.pinterest.com/jnldesigns/christmas-shopping-2021/ and will be pinning on other boards.

Off to tweet.

Thank you!

Thanks so much for including my Vintage Christmas, Catherine!
Shared your post and all the wonderful creations mentioned here.

Pinnted to twitter tree and

Pinnted to twitter tree and tweeted @hvaradhan and pasted URL to facebook https://www.facebook.com/Beadednecklaceshoppe/posts/2023274871164099

Shared Everywhere

Sorry I am so late! Shared everyone everywhere. Thanks for adding my holiday pushpins to all of these great Christmas gift ideas. many treats to Le Moose!

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