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Handmade Earrings and Necklaces, New Designs from Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

I have been really busy making and listing new earrings and necklaces these last two weeks, mostly earrings, it seems.  Have been enthralled with two new artists I have found and buy jewelry components from.  One creates pieces from recycled tea or cookie tins.  The pieces are whimsical and very light in weight.  Another creates amazing polymer clay pieces, some with a technique called embroidered polymer clay - very intricate and time consuming.  I have one pair of earrings from each artist in the beauties shared below.  There are seven new creations; the last three are wonderful oldies but goodies to round out the number to an even ten.

Red for Valentine's Day! Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

Valentine’s Day will soon be here, so I thought I’d share some mainly red handmade items from talented Indiemade artists.  Now these items were purposely chosen to not be overly “Valentines” - no heart designs here!  Just wonderful designs that primarily deal in many shades of red, from deep reds to vibrant reds.  So these beauties obviously can be worn most any time of the year.

Make it a Handmade Valentine's Day!

 

 

Every February 14, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones in several countries, all in the name of St. Valentine. The history of Valentine’s Day contains remnants of both Christian and ancient Roman traditions.  The patron saint himself is shrouded in mystery.  Who is this mysterious Valentine?  Where did traditions associated with Valentine’s Day come from?  Being of inquiring mind, I did some research and decided to share my findings, along with a whole host of artisan handmade items, each one a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one:

New Handmade Earrings and Necklaces by Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

 

It has been several months since I last shared a blog of my newest handmade jewelry.  Between participating in art shows, traveling, my birthday, our anniversary, other commitments and trying to stock my Indiemade shop for the Christmas buying season, the time just sped right on by.  Seems time goes quicker and quicker each and every year!  Whew!  Anyway, I finally pulled together this post to share of my newest earrings and necklaces, six of each.  They are all one of a kind pieces and handmade from the heart.  If a piece catches your eye, please click on the photo or the live link below the photo to be taken to the item for more information and pictures.  I hope you enjoy the beauties below:

Christmas Green - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

Green and red are colors that have been closely associated with Christmas for centuries..  Last week I shared how red became a Christmas color.  You can read that post here:  Christmas Red.  This week, green, the other Christmas color, is explored mainly through the symbolism of holly, mistletoe and evergreen trees.

Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 12

 

 

 

Tick . . . tick . . . tick.  According to the Christmas clock, there are now only 19 (!!!) days until Christmas!  It’s hard to believe that December is already here and, with it, the last week of the Countdown to Christmas 2017.  The Countdown has been graciously hosted by Julie and Blue of Blue Morning Expressions on their The Blu Print blog.  Yes, week 12 has come and gone and sixty artisan handmade items were left in its wake, any of which will be perfect for a Christmas gift that was individually handmade from the heart.  Help Santa make it a HANDMADE Christmas this year!  

Christmas Red - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

 

As everyone is aware, the color combination of red and green is closely associated with the Christmas season.  From ancient history to modern time, color has been an integral part of cultural awareness and even an understanding of life.  The meaning of colors touched all members of society, conveying deep messages that everyone could “read”:  at one time, only royalty could wear the color purple and the red robes worn by Catholic Cardinals signifies the blood of Christ, even to this day.  The red and green color combination can be traced to the Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh stories from the 13th century.  And these stories were most likely based on an oral tradition that dates back to the pre-Christian Celts many centuries before where a half-red, half-green tree figures prominently in one of the tales.  In pre-Christian times, red represented male strength and desire and green represented female harmony and fertility.

Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 11

 

 

 

Yikes!  Only one more week left to the end of the Countdown to Christmas that is hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions!  Hard to believe only 1 more week is left since the weeks have flown by so very quickly - week 11 has come and gone.   According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 26 days left until Santa shows up and you find out if you have been naughty or nice.  If you have been nice, let’s hope the gifts left for you have all been handmade.  Let’s help Santa make it a HANDMADE Christmas this year!

Earthy Black Friday Finds! - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

Black Friday will soon be upon us, the official start of the holiday shopping season.  To help you make that Christmas shopping gift list, I have pulled together artisan handmade items in beautiful earthy colors, most flaunting warm shades of brown as the main color.  To give a gift that was truly made from the heart, shop HANDMADE this year and support small artisan businesses.  I hope you enjoy the earthy lovelies featured below:

 

Make It a Handmade Christmas - Countdown - Week 10

 

 

Can you believe that there are only two (!!!) more weeks left of the Countdown to Christmas 2017?  Week 10 quickly came and went.  It seems the closer we get to Christmas, the quicker the week seem to speed on by.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 33 days left until the jolly man in red and white shows up with gifts or lumps of coal.  Let’s hope the gifts are all artisan handmade!  Help Santa make it a HANDMADE Christmas this year!

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