Countdown to Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Week 2

Countdown to Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Week 2


Published On: 02-25-2013 09:22pm

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Category: Countdown to Mother's Day 2013

This is the second week of Julie and Blu's 12 week "Mother's Day Gift Idea Countdown".  Last week was a resoundng success with 60 items shared.  This week, there are 78 items!  It's definitely not too early to begin thinking about a gift idea for your Mum.  Shop early . . . shop often!

Shop owners from ArtFire, Zibbet, SupaDupa, Etsy, stand alone websites and the like are invited to share up to three gift items between Friday around noon until sometime Sunday night.  Then a new collection of gift ideas will start the next Friday, and so on, until the twelve weeks are up and Mother's Day is here!  The items shared need to be G-rated.



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Hallmarked Taxco sterling silver cuff bracelet with malachite by Anna of CraftsofthePast 



Participating in the Countdown will provide those all important back links to your studio items and will help you be more easily found by the Google gods.  If you share items, you MUSTpromote each item in the countdown collection.  Pinterest and/or Wanelo are preferred since everyone can see the items and it is easy to save again.  Twitter and Facebool just do not provide the ability to find items easily to share again.   

In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown into my new Pinterest and Wanelo boards/collections, I decided to share one item from each of the ArtFire artists who participated.  I'll try to do a blog post for each week, but have two shows coming up so might miss 1-2 weeks. I hope not!

Soooo . . . pull out a sheet of paper and a pen or pencil (or get your bookmarks ready!) and begin your shopping list!  And, above all, have fun!  Here are the items pretty much in the order they were shared on the blog:



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Handcrafted "Mom" oak and walnut keychain by Kevin of KevsCrafts



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Handmade flower pendant with organza ribbon by Karen of ClicksbyKaren



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Silver mounted dichroic fused glass pendant by Jo of Umeboshi 



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Sacred Tree Goddess hand spun spirit cord by Rose of WalkintheWoodsllc



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White frehswater pearl and blue Swarovski crystal bracelet by Diane of dianesdangles



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Emerald green Swarovski crystal earrings with Celtic charms by Mary of PrettyGonzo



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Hand knit personalized dishcloth or washcloth by Sharon of HollyKnitterCreations



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Chunky pink and black interchangeable watch band by jnldesigns



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Glass bead and crystal embroidered purple agat cabochon pendant necklace by Rose of ThaddeusRose



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Large hole lampwork bead nugget by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



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Vintage look Sawrovski crystal and butterfly earrings by Kat of KatsAllThat



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Silver and lime green necklace with recycled brooch and beads by Shellie of WingsofFlutter



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Cherry wood snuff or stash box by Scott of BerkshireBowls



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Blue Easter bunny necklace by Eve of EvezBeadz



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White daisy and stone brown lampwork bead necklace and earring set by Julie of BlueMorningExpressions



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Pink and brown floral rag burp cloths by Cindi of cindiscreations



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Italian millefiore glass cross on an Illusions necklace by Connie of Thesingingbeader



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Three piece kitchen window set in forest green and mint check by Karen of UniquelyHandmade



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Pink and brown zippered wristlet/ makeup bag by UnexpectedTreasure



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Fused glass heart pendant with millefiore circles by Kellie of ResetarGlassArt



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White and raspberry glass pearl bead necklace by Pamela of PamelaBead



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Wirewrapped aqua crystal and white glass pearl ID lanyard by Carla of ArtBySunfire



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Soutache porcelain jasper cabochon necklace by Kathy of specialtivity



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Freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal chandelier earrings by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns



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Joyous Goddess pendant necklace with yellow jade and Czech glass beads by Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns



I hope you enjoyed this sampling of the second week of the Mother's Day Gift idea Countdown hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions.  Be sure to click on the link just above to check out the rest of the shared items.  Hopefully one (or more!) of the items will make its way to your Mum this Mother's Day!

If you are so inclined, please leave a comment and make my day (:  Any and all promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated and will benefit us all! 




My contact information:

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns
Supadupa shop:  Shadow Dog Designs
Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign
Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs
Wanelo:  ShadowDog
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Google+:  Catherine W


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Reader's Comments

By SolanaKaiDesigns on 03/01/2013 @ 09:11am

Thank you for putting this together, Catherine! You do such a great job every time! And I appreciate being included too. :D

By ShadowDogDesigns on 02/26/2013 @ 04:32pm

Thank you so much, everyone, for the kind comments. It's always a pleasure to highlight fabulous work form my ArtFire friends (: Peace and joy . . . Catherine

By ResetarGlassArt on 02/26/2013 @ 01:22pm

Everyone has been submitting such beautiful items for the Mother's Day Countdown that I'm sure it is very difficult to decide what to include. Thank you for all you do in promoting. I'll make sure to tweet, G+, etc....

By KevsKrafts on 02/26/2013 @ 01:05pm

So many beautiful handmade mothers day gifts to choose from. Artfire sure has many talented artisans. Thank you so much for all the work you put into this beautiful selection of gift ideas. Kev

By walkinthewoodsllc on 02/26/2013 @ 11:53am

Wow. What an amazing collection of beauty. I can't imagine *not* finding something perfect for mom from these lovelies!

By Uniquelyhandmade on 02/26/2013 @ 03:17am

These are truly some great items. Thank you for including my curtains in this post. I will be able to get some pinning and posting for this Countdown 2nd week soon.

By TheSingingBeader on 02/26/2013 @ 03:01am

I really enjoy promoting our items to Pinterest, etc. It's a great way to really get a good look at so many beautiful things. Thank you for including my illusion cross necklace along with the others, Catherine.

By KatsAllThat on 02/26/2013 @ 02:50am

Any Mom would be proud to own any or all of these beauties! Thank you Catherine and thank you for including my earrings. Will definitely share the blog.

By Covergirlbeads on 02/26/2013 @ 02:28am

Beautiful selection from week 2 of mothers day gift ideas. All of these gorgeous items would make any mother proud to receive. Thanks for including my ready to wear large hole glass slider bead in it.

By SolanaKaiDesigns on 02/26/2013 @ 02:18am

What a fabulous collection of gift ideas. Honored to be a part of it! Thank you, Catherine! Will def share!

By Covergirlbeads on 02/26/2013 @ 01:00am

Beautiful selection from week 2 of mothers day gift ideas. All of these gorgeous items would make any mother proud to receive. Thanks for including my ready to wear large hole glass slider bead in it.

By wingsofflutter on 02/26/2013 @ 12:31am

Oh wow - so many beautiful items!!! Great blog post. Thanks for including my lime green necklace! :)

By jnldesigns on 02/26/2013 @ 12:26am

You did it again Catherine, Thank for including our watch band in this beautiful blog. We are very honored to be among these great designers. What fantastic gifts for Moms. Off to share.

By bluemorningexpressions on 02/26/2013 @ 12:25am

Such a wonderful collection of these Mother's Day offerings. Any one of them would be lovely as a gift, but it is hard to choose from all these beautiful items. Thank you for including my white and stone lampwork daisy necklace set. I am sharing this post now! Julie and Blu

By dianesdangles on 02/25/2013 @ 11:38pm

Such beautiful handmade items, great gifts for mother's day, thank you for including my white pearls and crystal bracelet. Off to share!

By artbysunfire on 02/25/2013 @ 11:13pm

Catherine, you are so appreciated for taking the time to promote the items from the Mother's Day Gift idea Countdown. Thank you! sharing....

By PrettyGonzo on 02/25/2013 @ 11:11pm

It's always so much fun to check out your wonderful picks, Catherine! :) Thanks so much for including my earrings here with all these fantastic creations. Off to tweet ...

By Umeboshi on 02/25/2013 @ 10:49pm

As usual, awesome items! Thank you Catherine, for all your efforts to get these goodies into a beloved mother's hands! I hope each item, including my dichroic glass pendant will bring a smile on Mother's Day!

By specialtivity on 02/25/2013 @ 10:43pm

Catherine thank you so much for including my Jasper Soutache Necklace. All of these creations from my fellow artfire artisans would be a wonderful gift idea to spoil a well deserving mother. :) Kathy

By craftsofthepast on 02/25/2013 @ 10:01pm

You write these blogs that aggregate so much information from so many sources, and it just amazes me. It would take me days just to get from one place to the other to paste photos to enter the information and notify all the people that your post has included. I don't have any excuse for working so slowly; I have DSL. I have a good computer and I spend many, many hours on it every day, but somehow I am still slow ;) Thank you so very much for including that beautiful Southwestern Style bracelet, the Taxco silver with malachite. Anna

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