Summer Fun - Artisan Handmade



Even though summer has not officially arrived - the Summer Solstice will show up on Thursday, June 21 at 4:07 a.m. Mountain Time here in the Borderlands - thermometers tell another story.  June is the month for triple digits here with a high UV index. Then the temperatures cool down when the monsoon season arrives with its amazing lightning displays and much needed rain.  Despite the June heat, we go about our daily lives enjoying the out of doors, albeit in the mornings and evenings mostly: gardening, cooking on the grill, hiking, star gazing, birding, etc. With an altitude of 3740’, we still have gloriously cool mornings and evenings to enjoy being outside.


Since the official start of summer will be here before we know it, I asked handmade artist friends to submit two of their “summery” creations.  There is a wide range of items: from cooling ocean inspired beauties to hot, hot, hot designs. And any summer collection would be incomplete without a few summer critters and plants!  If something catches your eye, please either click the link below the photo or the photo itself to be taken to the item for further information. Enjoy the Summer Fun!




Blue and Yellow Striped Large Hole Lampwork Bracelet Charm Bead Handamde by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




One-of-a-kind Dragonfly Dichroic Glass Brooch Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs




Pink and Green Crochet Frog Lovey / Security Blanket Handmade by Michele of Starrfish Studio




Sea Soul Boho Beach Leather Necklace Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




Crocheted Pink, Lilac and White Infant Girl Sundress with Sun Bonnet, 9 - 12 Months, Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




Aquamarine, Citrine, Turquoise and Howlite Tassel Long Gemstone Necklace Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRockJewelry




Red and White Crocheted Cotton Sun Hat Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber




Boho Necklace for Women Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry




Set of 2 Cards, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles at Sturgis, Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage 




Butterfly Charm Multi Wrap Purple, Green, Yellow and Orange Boho Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Shadow Dancers Florida Beach Path Scene, 11 x 15 Watercolor Print, Handmade by Roxanne of WatercolorsNmore




Patriotic 4th Of July Earrings, Red White Blue Beaded Hoops, Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader




VW Bus Surfboard Beach Theme Throw Pillow, Beach House Decor, Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Druzy Teardrop Necklace – Light Blue - Handmade by Linda of Linor Store Jewelry




Mother Goddess Spiral Yoga Necklace with Pink Glass Beads Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs




Periwinkle Blue Lampwork Glass Beads with Blue Dots Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Fire on the Mountain Dichroic Glass Earrings Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs



Pink and Ivory Crochet Baby Dress, 0-3 Months, Handmade by Michelle of Starrfish Studio




Nautilus Shell Beach Inspired Earrings Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




Crocheted Navy Blue with White Trim Infant Romper Sunsuit with Sandals, 3 - 6 Months, Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




Turquoise, White Howlite and Copper Designer Pendant Necklace Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRockJewelry




Crocheted Red and White Shoulder Bag / Shopping Tote Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber




Flower Necklace for Women Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry




Dragonfly Thank You Hang Tags, Set of 10, Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage




Citrine and Visage de Soleil Sun Gold-Filled Long Dangle Earrings Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




8 x 10 matted 5 x 7 Note Card - YOU PICK Any One Note Card in Shop - Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore




Turtle Earrings With Green Crystals Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Sunflower Polymer Clay Pushpins / Giant Thumbtacks Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Create Anklet Handmade by Linda of Linor Store Jewelry




Green, Red and White Boho Enamel Cactus Earrings Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



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



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Wonderful Summer Collection of "Handmade" Items by a group of very talented Artisans!

Summer blog

Thank you so much for Catherine for including my jewelry in your post! Shared.

Thank you, Catherine!

Appreciate you taking the time to show some great handmade summertime items including mine. Will be sharing soon. Summer is my favorite season. In Ohio, there can be some very hot days with high humidity, but a lot of the time there are very cool days and plenty of rain. I wish we could send all our rain out west.

Such creative summer accessories!

Thank you for the promotion Catherine and for including my butterfly bracelet and my Citrine sun earrings. Today is definitely a summer feeling day with our high 90's. Will be promoting each item and your post.


Thanks Catherine for including me in your FUN summer collection.
Tweeted #wummerfun
and pinned those where the site allowed. I can't pin from some sites.

So many fantastic handmade creations for summer!

Merci beaucoup, Catherine, for this lovely promotion. Will be sharing it at the usual places, plus wil pin each item. Some tweeting and G+ing too! Hugs to you and Le Moosie from me and Le Gonze. :)


Thanks for including my Summer items in another one of your wonderful Blogs!!! Great Summer items from some very creative, talented artisans. Happy Summer all!!!!


Who wouldn't have fun with these gorgeous handmade creations! Thank you for including my lampwork beads.

I can feel the heat!

These picks are really HOT! I would really enjoy owing any of these beauties! These are awesome selections of handmade talent! Thanks for posting Catherine! Sharing.

Thanks Catherine

I tweeted half yesterday and the post. Tweeted second half tonight and the post again

I appreciate you Catherine


Summer is here for sure!

All of these great handmade items make summer that much more fun. We are feeling the beginnings of summer here in Florida, too, but not at triple digits. Still, it's warm and our frogs are out, as are the other critters. We've already had our first tropical depression. Oh, yay. Have shared all of these handmade gifts far and wide. Thank you for including my beach van pillow and my sunflower pushpins! Much cool shade to the defender of the cactus and quenching fluids for you. :) Let summer begin!!

Summer Fun!

Thanks for including my matching Red and White Cotton Hand-Crocheted Sun Hat and Shoulder Bag, Catherine! This Blog post is full of Handmade for Summer Fun for sure!!!


I love seeing all these wonderful items. It’s fun to see the various crocheters creations. So much creativity. Thank you for including mine!

Thank you!

Thanks for these lovely summer designed. Pinned to Shopping-Women.

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