Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 10



Can you believe that there are only two (!!!) more weeks left of the Countdown to Christmas 2017?  Week 10 quickly came and went.  It seems the closer we get to Christmas, the quicker the week seem to speed on by.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 33 days left until the jolly man in red and white shows up with gifts or lumps of coal.  Let’s hope the gifts are all artisan handmade!  Help Santa make it a HANDMADE Christmas this year!




Chakra Buddha Tasseled Yoga Bracelet Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo



With the quickly approaching gift buying and gift giving season in mind, Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions are hosting a twelve-week Countdown to Christmas 2017 of artisan handmade items on their The Blu Print blog.  The twelve week time period was chosen to correspond with the Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  As was mentioned above, week 10 has come and gone and a wonderful assortment of artisan handmade items was left in it wake.  Included are: many styles of beautiful jewelry, dog bandanas, lovely crocheted and knitted items, awesome stained glass creations, eye catching original art, glowing lampwork glass beads, cute holiday tags, vintage jewelry . . . all these and more creative items were shared for your perusal.




Vintage Glad Tidings Christmas Gift Tags - Winter Holiday Favor and Journal Planner Tags - Set of 24 - Handmade by Natalie of Adore By Nat



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 handmade and vintage 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.  




Gold Tree on Blue Dichroic Glass Pendant Necklace with Silver Chain Handmade by Kellie of ResetarGlassArt



If you share items on the Countdown, you ***MUST*** promote the collection and ***EACH*** item on at least one social network site, preferably Pinterest, Twitter or G+ 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!




Red Royal Stewart Tartan Plaid Dog Bandana Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



In addition to saving each handmade item from the Countdown collection to my Pinterest board, Wanelo collection 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:  




Hummingbird Necklace, Gift For Her, Handmade by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns



Glossy Rosata Amber Rose Lampwork Glass Beads with Silver Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Hanukkah Charm Bracelet - Light Blue - Handmade by Linda of Linor Store Jewelry



Fine Crochet Lace Holiday Red Flower Lace Topper Centerpiece - 21 Inch - Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber



Black & White Ebony Exotic Wood Button Pendant with Non Tarnish Antique Copper Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore



Western Cowboy Boots and Horse Charm Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal Drops Handmade by Julie and Blue of Blue Morning Expressions



Jo's Bevel 6" Stained Glass Quilt Square in Red / Burgundy and Clear Glass Bevels Handmade by Jo of 2GlassThumbs



Swarovski Emerald Green and Pearl Snowflake Sterling Silver Earrings Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Copper Wire Wrapped Hoop Earrings Green Rust Unakite Jasper Cat Eye Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader



Hand Knit Holiday Tree All Cotton Picture Dishcloth or Washcloth Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation



Siam Red and Clear Swarovski Crystal Christmas Bracelet Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels



Statement Earrings for Large Women Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



Three Strand Graduated White Milk Glass Coil Wrap Vintage Bracelet Offered by Colleen of butterflyintheattic



Little House Original Watercolor Batik Landscape Painting on Rice Paper Handmade by Maric of MarciaMcKinzieArt



Royal Blue Cats Eye Faceted Glass Beaded Coil Wrap Bracelet Handmade by Diane of DianesDangles



Brown and Cream Stone Pendant Women's Necklace Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry



Pewter Cross and Moon Earrings with Blue Sodalite and Swarovski Crystals 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 Blu of Blue Morning Expressions.  To see all the items shared, click here: Countdown to Christmas 2017 - Week 10 2017.  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 features and leave a comment. Also, any promotion will be greatly appreciated - it benefits us all!  Thank you!



My contact information:


Indiemade shop:  ShadowDogDesigns

Indiemade blog:  ShadowDogDesigns’ Blog

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

ArtFire Blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Google+:  Catherine ShadowDog

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Wanelo:  ShadowDog

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Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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Thank you

Catherine, thanks for promoting our items and including my Hanukkah bracelet.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours.

Thank you so much Catherine,

Thank you so much Catherine, I am thrilled to share!!

Kathy xx


Hi Catherine! Thank you for helping to promote all of us in the Christmas Countdown! Sharing.

Thank you, Catherine!

Time is going so fast, it's hard to believe it's Week 10 already. Each week I'm amazed by the gorgeous items.Thank you for including my copper wire wrapped hoop earrings! Sharing....

Thank You!

Thank you, Catherine!

shared all items

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for including my wrap bracelet in you Christmas gift collection, will share.


Thanks Catherine for sharing our links for the Christmas countdown.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving - All.

Thank you!

Thank yo or sharing all of these beautiful pieces! Handmade for the holidays is the way to go!

Week 10!

Thanks so much for including Penny and our new plaid bandana in this week's post!
Shared each item on G+ and shared the post :-)

Handmade splendor!

Thank you Catherine for another week of promoting and selecting some wonderful handmade gift ideas for the holidays. Will be promoting all!

2 More Weeks

Can you believe it?? It always seems so daunting when we start, but bam! it's Christmas before you know it. I am always late with my own Christmas shopping for some reason, though ... Thank you for including my horse charm bracelet with all of these fantastic gift ideas. May the one who watches lizard spend a joyous Thanksgiving having pup and mom approved treats with gravy, please. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful for you!

Thanks so much for always blogging our items, Catherine. So appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving one and all!

Merci Beaucoup, Catherine and Le Moosie! :)

Thanks so much for this promotion, Catherine! Will be sharing it at the usual places - Twitter, Pinterest, Google+. Happy Thanksgiving treat wishes to Le Moosie from Sir Gonze! Hope it's a fun holiday!

Fabulous Christmas Shopping Ideas!

I'm sure these wonderful gift ideas won't last long!

Have shared. Happy Thanksgiving!

Many fabulous handmade gift

Many fabulous handmade gift ideas here. Thanks so much for including my Christmas tags. Sharing.

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