Mother's Day Countdown - Handmade Gifts, Week 4



The fourth week of the "Mother's Day Countdown 2016" has come and gone.  Hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions on their BluPrint blog, handmade gift ideas are shared by artisans to make Mother's Day shopping extra easy.  Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it, now is the perfect time to start thinking about, and even purchasing, your Mom's gift(s).  Browse the handmade shares for this week and visit the shops of the artists featured for even more lovelies, many of which are one of a kind designs, that will be perfect for even the pickiest Moms!  


Amber Art Glass Platter or Tray, Iridized Gold and Black Accents 7 x 14 Inches Handmade by Kellie of ResetarGlassArt



If you have a studio or shop on Indiemade, ArtFire, Zibbet, StoreEnvy, SupaDupa, Etsy, stand alone websites and the like, you are invited to share up to three Mother's Day gift items on the on the Mother's Day Countdown 2016 collection between Friday at 12:00noon EST until midnight the following Sunday night.  Then a brand new collection of gift ideas will start the next Friday, and so on, until the weeks are finished and Mother's Day is here!  By the way, the items shared need to be G-rated - no kinky Mom stuff here, please.



Purple Fluorite Gemstone Fuchsia Crystal Sterling Boho Chic Bracelet Large Handmade by Diane of dianesdangles



When you participate in the Mother's Day Countdown 2016, important back links are provided back to your items.  This will help make you more easily found by the Google gods.  If you share items, you MUST promote each item in the countdown collection.  That is only fair.  Pinterest and/or Wanelo are preferred since everyone can see the items and it is easy to save off of them.  Twitter, Facebook and G+ just do not provide the ability to find items easily to share again.  It would be great if you would provide your Pinterest / Wanelo blog links in the comment section on Julie's blog.  And it would also be much appreciated to blog hop the Countdown on your blog since that provides even more back links.  



Womens Shoulder Shawl Pink Victorian Caron Simply Soft Plum Wine Handmade by Nancy of Jazz it Up with Designs by Nancy



In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my new Mother’s Day Countdown 2016 Pinterest board and Wanelo collection, as in Countdown's past, I decided to share one item from each of the various artists who participated on my Indiemade blog.  This will be a perfect time to pull out a sheet of paper and a pen or pencil (or get your computer bookmarks ready) and begin your shopping list.  Above all, however, have fun!


Here are the rest of the wonderful handmade and vintage items from this week's Mother's Day Countdown in the order from which numbers were drawn from my trusty, colorful Mexican bowl:



Lapis Gemstone Necklace, Bird Pendant, Green Malachite White Pearls Coral Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo



Blue Stipple Stained Glass Business Card Holder Flower Garden Bead Handmade by Jo of 2GlassThumbs



Victorian Charm Bracelet Swarovski Pearl Bracelet Dragonfly Jewelry Handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels



Green Elephant Favor Tags – Thanks for Showering Our Little Peanut Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat



Hematite And Copper Beaded Great Spirit Lion Head Pendant Necklace Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader



Womens Trifold Wallet, Credit Card Holder, Checkbook Wallet, Dahlia and Aster Blossoms Floral Fabric Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



Green Garnet and TierraCast Tree Spirit 14k GoldFilled Dangle Earrings Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Opal Yellow Lampwork Glass Crystal Beads Black Webs Band Beads Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Coordinating Necklace and Earring Jewelry Set Handmade by Julie of polymerclaybeads



Blue Czech Glass, Swarovski Crystal and Copper Bracelet Handmade by Barbara of Solana Kai Designs



Turquoise Patina Boho Earrings Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



Wooden Flower Pansies Desk / Shelf Clock from Cherry Wood Handmade by Kebin of Kevs Krafts




Shakyamuni Buddha Necklace, Verdigris Pendant Coral Sandcast Yoga Jewelry Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



This is but a small sampling of all the creations shared in the Countdown collection.  To see all the items shared in this week’s collection, be sure to click here:  Mother's Day Countdown 2016, Week 4.  Hopefully one (or more!) of the handmade and vintage items will make its way to your Mom on this Mother's Day.    


Thank you to Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions / polymerclaybeads for all their hard work in putting this together the Countdown and for providing a place where we could promote each other and ourselves!  THANK YOU!!!


If you would like to make my day and the day of the artist's featured, please leave a comment.  Any and all promotion you can do for this blog post will be benefit us all and will be greatly appreciated. 

For even more handmade and vintage Mother’s Day gift ideas, check out all the previous Countdown posts:


Countdown to Mother's Day, Week 3

Countdown to Mother's Day, Week 2

Countdown to Mother's Day, Week 1


My contact information:


Indiemade shop:  ShadowDogDesigns

Indiemade blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

ArtFire Blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Google+:  Catherine W

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Wanelo:  ShadowDog

Amazine:  ShadowDogDesigns

Rebelmouse:  ShadowDogDesigns

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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Beautiful Gifts for Mom!

Catherine, thank you for including my spring blossoms trifold wallet in this week's blog post! Shared :-)

Thank you, Donna!

Happy to include your cheerful wallet, Donna. Thank you for the shares!

Another week of beautiful

Another week of beautiful selections! Thanks, Catherine! Shared...

Thank you, Connie!

Totally agree about the selections, Connie. Thank you for sharing.

Fantastic finds for Mother's

Fantastic finds for Mother's day gifts. Thank you for including my purple fluorite bracelet. , Way to go Catherine on last weeks blog, 2000 hits is awesome! Will share.

Thank you, Diane!

Thank you, Diane! Was amazed at the number of hits last week. Hope those translate into sales! Glad to include your bracelet. And thank you for any shares.

Takes my Breath Away!

All these beautiful handmade items just take my breath away! I love each one!

Thank you, Jo!

Yes, each one is a beauty, Jo! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

Great Picks from the Countdown!

Thanks so much for this extra promotion, Catherine! As usual, wonderful selections. Thanks for including my lapis necklace. Will be sharing, of course! Treats to Moosie from Gonze! :)

Mother's Day Countdown blog

Thank you Catherine for this wonderful promotion of all of our handmade items. Any mother would be happy to receive one of these lovely items as a gift! Shared.

All things good.......

Wow, such a luscious collection of artisan crafted gift ideas! Thank you for including my green garnet earrings. Will be promoting.

Fabulous collection

Gorgeous collection of handmade items for Mom. Thank you Catherine for sharing....Off to share...

Stunning Collection of Beauties!

Wow and wow! What a bunch of talent in this group of makers! Thank you for including my bracelet here, Catherine! Will share!

Fabulous Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Thank you for putting together this fabulous collection of Mother's Day Gift Ideas! And - for including my Amber Fused Glass Tray :) Will share -


How in the world did I miss week 4 and all these lovely gifts?? Shared everywhere. Blu sends lots of tail wags to his friends.

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