Summer Fun - Artisan Handmade Gifts



The first day of summer will be here before we know it.  This year, the first day of summer starts here in the Borderlands at 9:54 a.m. MDT on Friday, June 21.  Although, by that time, we’ll surely have had several days near triple digits or some 100+ degrees. But it’s a dry heat and doesn’t keep me from doing much outside as long as I have a wide brimmed hat on my head and plenty of water with me.



Beach Boy / Fathers Day Hand Quilled Card Handmade by Abhilasha of PaperSimplicity



With the official start of summer so close, I decided to pull together “Summer Fun” blog.  So I asked many artist friends to share two items that were “summery.” I love what was submitted!  Some are more on the hot, hot hot summer side and some are more on the mellow cool summer side. But all are artisan handmade and many are one of a kind designs.  So if something catches your eye, please click the photo or the link below the photo for more information. I hope you enjoy all these beauties. And remember: SHOP HANDMADE!




Tropical Polymer Clay Earrings with Green Lampwork and Crystals Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures




Hand Knit Original Design Baby Girl Dress, 3-6 months, Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1




Dragonfly Pendant and Green Kyanite Gemstone Necklace, 18 Inches, Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry




Etched Pale Blue Lampwork Glass Beads with Fine Silver Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads 




Orange Coral and Sterling Pendant Necklace on Black Leather Cord Handmade by Diane of DianesDangles Jewelry




Beach Ball Bag / Beach Bag with Pouch PDF Crochet Pattern by Jacki of Christie Cottage




Boho Mother Garden Goddess Necklace Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




Ecru Cotton Yarn Crocheted Newborn Lace Sundress and Sandals Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




"Sunset Dunes" Note Card from a Watercolor Print, 5 x 7, Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore



African Opal and Turquoise Salwag Pucalet Adjustable Necklace Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Tropical Florida Flamingo Beach House Wall Clock, Original Art by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Chunky Eye of Shiva Shell and Orange Coral Beach Necklace with Sterling Silver Chain Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs




3D Sunflower Quilling Wall Art Decor Handmade by Abhilasha of PaperSimplicity




Colorful Enamel Swirl Earrings with Pastel Lampwork and Crystals Handmade by LInda of VictorianStyleTreasures




Blue Seed Bead Bracelet with Turtle Charm Handmade by Cathy of MorganJewelryDesign




Boho Purple Flower Clip On Earrings Handmade by Sharon of Blonde Peach Jewelry




Glossy Lime Green Lampwork Glass Beads with Silver Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Ocean Jasper Gemstone and Sterling Silver Pendant on a Black Leather Cord Handmade by Diane of DianesDangles Jewelry




Blue/Green Jasper Donut Silver Wire Wrapped Pendant with Aqua Glass Bead Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage




Celtic Eternal Knot Earring with Jasper, Amethyst and Carnelian Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




Navy Blue with White Trim Crocheted Infant Romper Sunsuit w/ Matching Sandals, 3-6 months, Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




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




Peach Czech Glass Nautilus and Crystal Ocean Inspired Summer Earrings Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Just Beachy Beach Scene Pillow Case for Home / Sunroom Decor, Designed by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Pewter Sunrise and Surf Summer Sun Beach Earrings with Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs




I hope you enjoyed each and every one of these unique handmade creations, any perfect for summer wear or summer decor.  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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Thanks for hosting and this nice promotion of our Summer/Beachy items.

Thank you

Thank you, Catherine, for taking the time to put together this great collection of summer beauties. Shared.
Treats to Seamus from the gang.

Summer Fun Blog

Thanks Catherine! What a fun way to start the Summer season with some great gift ideas!
Thanks also for all you do promoting so many artisans!


Tweeted all and the post too

Thanks. I appreciate the promotion

Merci Beaucoup, Catherine, for This Lovely Summer Collection!

So many amazing beauties in this generous collection of handmade gift ideas for the summer! Major thanks for including my Celtic triad dangle earrings and my Garden Mother Goddess leather necklace!

Will be sharing everything on my Handmade Favorites board at Pinterest, and will be doing tweeting too. Best wishes and happy sales!

Lovely collection of summer

Lovely collection of summer fun items, thank you for adding my jewelry items. Will share.

Love Summer !

Though I am in winter but this collection definitely heats things up. Thanks for putting summer collection as there is plenty of variety to choose from..

Thanks, everyone!

Thanks, everyone, for the comments and the promo. Have tweeted and pinned everyone, plus shared the blog link with as many social media sites I could. Hope it brings in some sales (:

Summer Collection

Hello Catherine, thank you so much for including my dragonfly necklace and purple flower earrings in your wonderful summer blog post! I have shared each item and will now share your post.

Thank you Catherine

Beautiful selection of Summer goodies. Thank you for including my earrings.

I have shared the post on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

I have shared each item on two different boards on Pinterest.

Summer Fun

Great blog post, Catherine! Thank you so much for including my flamingo clock and Just Beachy pillow. Have shared everyone everywhere around the world. Hope the summer doesn't get too hot for you, and that Seamus enjoys cool shade where he can overlook his kingdom. He deserves to be on the iron throne. Cheers from lazy Harry and his peeps.

Hot Fun in the Summertime!!

I used to love that song. Thank you so much Catherine for the promotion and for including my African Opal and Turquoise Salwag necklace. Everything here is just lovely and a great step in to the summer months.

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