Second Category, Third Item - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade




The Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts at the Holy Cross Retreat Center is this Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday.  The Retreat Center has been operational for 60 years. However, some of the buildings in the compound are over 100 years old. It's so peaceful there and feels like you step back in time, especially when you see Father Tom walking around in his full cassock with a large, wooden rosary tied around his waist, chatting with as many people as he can. The juried festival itself has been held yearly for almost 20 years and is a “go to” festival for local people and the many who might drive from Tucson, Albuquerque or beyond to buy beautiful artisan handcrafted items.  If you are in the Las Cruces, NM or El Paso, TX area, please stop by - I will be selling my jewelry there.  For more information, here is a link:  Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts.


Since I’m up to my elbows in getting ready for the Franciscan Festival, the theme for this week’s Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade is “Second Category, Third Item.”  As the name implies, the third item in the second category in each shop is featured (as of when I typed this).  I love doing this type of post because the huge variety is always so random and so much fun.  I hope you enjoy each and every artisan handmade beauty featured here.  If something catches your eye, please click on the photo or the link below the photo to be taken to the artist’s shop for more photos and information.




Size 0-6 Months Cream and Green Baby Booties Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage



Ceramic Heart Charm Memory Wire Bracelet Handmade by Linda of Linda Landig Jewelry



Boho Sterling Silver Earrings with Tribal Blue Drops Handmade by Gloria of Chrysalis Tribal Jewelry



Red and Dark Sage Green Hand Knit Strawberry Hat, 3-6 Months, Handmade by Nancy of Nancy's Knots, Lace and More



Fuchsia Pink and Black Fused Dichroic Glass Jewelry Set, Pendant and Earrings, Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs



Black or White Scottie Dog, Westie Terrier Key Fob, Purse Charm, Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



Fluorite Pebble Earrings Crafted in Sterling Silver Handmade by Pamela of Pebbles at My Feet



Copper Om Pair, 1 pair, Handmade by Kristi of Kristi Bowman Design



Patriotic Red White and Blue Beaded Wreath Earrings Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



Pink and Green Whirlygig Lampwork Earrings with Czech Glass Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs




I hope you have enjoyed each and every one of these unique artisan handmade creations!  If you would like to make my day and the day of the talented artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!



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Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry

for the Discerning Woman



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Wonderful gift ideas,

Wonderful gift ideas, Catherine! Thank you for including my earrings. Shared all!

Great selection

Tweeted the post. Would love to be considered for one in the future.

What a cool theme! Thanks so

What a cool theme! Thanks so much for including my strawberry hat. All items shared.


Love love love!!

So much beautiful Jewelry and I love those Scottie Dogs!! Thank you so much Catherine!


Good luck at festival

Tweeted all


Best wishes for a wonderful

Best wishes for a wonderful art show and many sales of your beautiful jewelry, Catherine. Thanks for taking the time to post handmade finds this week. I appreciate that you've included my fluorite earrings.

Great choices!

Thanks so much for including our Scottie key fobs in this week's post!
Pinned and tweeted each item.
Enjoy the long weekend!

Summers End

Hard to believe Labor Day is almost here! Have fun at the festival, and thank you so much for including my earrings with these other lovely tidbits.

Eyes stuck

Oh my gosh! My eyes are just stuck on all these wonderful handmade treats! Each one is so carefully crafted and unique! Love them all! I will be double sharing these wonderful treasures with my friends as well.


Hi Catherine! I'm later to the party, as usual, but there are so many delightful items this week. I love the rich colors in your earrings. I hope you have a fabulous show! I'm certain that people will love your jewelry.

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