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Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 3



Week 3 of the Countdown to Christmas sharing of artisan items has ended.  Where did the week go?  As we are all probably aware, Christmas will be here before we know it.  According to the Christmas Clock shows that there are only 82 days left until the jolly man dressed in red shows up to leave gifts . . . or a lump of coal depending on if you were good or not.


With the approaching 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 3 has come and gone on Julie and Blu's "Countdown to Christmas 2017." In its wake, a wonderful assortment of handmade items were shared:  from all styles of jewelry to crocheted and knitted items; from photography to wooden clocks; from original art to lampwork glass beads; from dog bandanas to ACEOs; and many, many more creative beauties!   



Crocheted Newborn Baby Girl Hat Red with  Snowflake, 0 - 3  Months, Handmade by Pam of MagdaleneKnits



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 on the Countdown between Friday at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Monday morning at 12:01 a.m.  A new 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.  




Women's Hand Beaded Stained Glass Illusion Necklace Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry



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!



"Quiet Stream Through Japanese Garden" Photography Handmade by Colleen of Collen Cornelius 



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 (except those who shared late after I had already set up this post):  



Multi Color Czech Glass Wire Wrapped Hoop Earrings Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader



"Pumpkin Batch" Original Watercolor ACEO Collectible Art Cards, 2.5" x 3.5", Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore 




Tree of Life Necklace with Jasper and Pearls Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo  



Impressionist Landscape Giclee Print From Original Watercolor Batik Painting Handmade by Marcia of MarciaMcKinzieArt



"Toes in the Sand. Wine in My Hand" Bangle Bracelet with Charms and Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions



Halloween Argyle Black and Orange Dog Bandana Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



Mexican 5 Nuevo Peso Coin Pendant 14kt Gold Filled Chain Necklace Handmade by Diane of DianesDangles



Halloween Pumpkin Necklace for Women Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



Petroleum Green Lampwork Beads Shiny Glossy Opaque Glass Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Venus Jasper and Blue Orange Crackle Agate Adjustable Stone Necklace Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Women’s Kippah-Gold wire and white pearl 4″ Handmade by Linda of Linor Store Jewelry



Hand Knit Satiny Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



Chevy Camaro SS Wall Art from Birch and Walnut Wood Handmade by KevsKrafts


Crocheted Baby Wrap Boot Handmade by Jacki of PeaceLoveFrog



Victorian Style Teardrop Pearl Earrings Handmade by LInda of TreasuresofJewels



Dragonfly Nature Pendant Necklace For Women Handmade by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns


Crochet Pumpkin Coaster Set, 5 Piece Set. Made To Order , Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber



Happy Halloween Sticker Labels – Set of 50 - Handmade by Nat of Adore By Nat



Dog Paw Prints and Hearts Earrings with Lavender Lampwork and Purple Amethyst 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 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 features and leave a comment. Also, any promotion will be greatly appreciated - it benefits us all!  Thank you!



My contact information:
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Indiemade blog:  ShadowDogDesigns’ Blog
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Great Gift Ideas

Thank you for including my toes in the sand bangle bracelet among all of these great gift ideas from the third week of our Countdown to Christmas. Everyone has so many wonderful and colorful gift ideas to share! Treats to Seamus from me and a snoring dog. :) J

Thanks Catherine I am not

Thanks Catherine

I am not able to tweet as Locked, but did pin:

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for including me coin pendant in your pretty collection of gifts for Christmas, will share.

Great selections, Catherine.

Great selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my cancer awareness scarf. Shared!

Thanks for including my

Thanks for including my Handmade Made-To-Order Pumpkin Coaster Set! As usual - very nice presentation of Artisan Handmade for the Holiday season!

Thank you, Catherine!

I always look forward each week to see the beautiful creations. Thank you for your further promotion and for including my wired wrapped hoop earrings. Will share....

Merci Beaucoup, Catherine!

Thanks so much for this extra promotion, Catherine! Will be sharing at Twitter, Pinterest, and G+. Treats to the El Paso pup from Le Gonze! :)


Pinterest isn't working for me - no idea why. So will try to do the pinning later on.


Thank you very much Catherine for helping promote all of us. I really appreciate your hard work. Happy sales to all. Promoted. Sharon

Thank you!

Thank you, Catherine, for including my landscape giclee print. Promoted all.

Beautiful Creations...

Thank Catherine for Week 3 and for including my Venus jasper necklace. Will be promoting all!!

Thank you Catherine

Thanks Catherine for sharing Week 3. Thank you for including my earrings, Off to share.

Great items

Catherine, thanks for the great selection. I chose Wanelo this time.

Thanks for sharing the

Thanks for sharing the collection Catherine. Each item is on my Pinterest board and the collection was shared on Twitter

Thanks so much!

I have shared all of these lovely creations...such a treat! Thanks Catherine!! <3

Week 3

Thanks so much for including Penny and our Halloween dog bandana! Shared the post :-)

Thank you!

Thanks for sharing the lovely handmade items in Julie's Countdown Week 3 and I appreciate including my lampwork beads.

Thanks so much for including

Thanks so much for including my Halloween stickers, Catherine!!
What a great selection of handmade gifts!!
Off to share.

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