This is the second week of Julie and Blu's 12 week "Mother's Day Gift Idea Countdown". Â Last week was a resoundng success with 60 items shared. Â This week, there are 78 items! Â It's definitely not too early to begin thinking about a gift idea for your Mum. Â 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. Â 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! Â The items shared need to be G-rated.
Hallmarked Taxco sterling silver cuff bracelet with malachite by Anna of CraftsofthePastÂ
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. Â If you share items, youÂ MUSTpromote each item in the countdown collection. Â Pinterest and/or Wanelo are preferred since everyone can see the items and it is easy to save again. Â Twitter and Facebool just do not provide the ability to find items easily to share again. Â Â
In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown into my new Pinterest and WaneloÂ boards/collections, I decided to share one item from each of the ArtFire artists who participated. Â 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! Â And, above all, have fun! Â Here are the items pretty much in the order they were shared on the blog:
Handcrafted "Mom" oak and walnut keychain by Kevin of KevsCrafts Handmade flower pendant with organza ribbon by Karen of ClicksbyKaren Silver mounted dichroic fused glass pendant by Jo of UmeboshiÂ White frehswater pearl and blue Swarovski crystal bracelet by Diane of dianesdangles Emerald green Swarovski crystal earrings with Celtic charms by Mary of PrettyGonzo Chunky pink and black interchangeable watch band by jnldesigns Glass bead and crystal embroidered purple agat cabochon pendant necklace by Rose of ThaddeusRose Vintage look Sawrovski crystal and butterfly earrings by Kat of KatsAllThat Silver and lime green necklace with recycled brooch and beads by Shellie of WingsofFlutter Blue Easter bunny necklace by Eve of EvezBeadz Italian millefiore glass cross on an Illusions necklace by Connie of Thesingingbeader Three piece kitchen window set in forest green and mint check by Karen of UniquelyHandmade Fused glass heart pendant with millefiore circles by Kellie of ResetarGlassArt White and raspberry glass pearl bead necklace by Pamela of PamelaBead Wirewrapped aqua crystal and white glass pearl ID lanyard by Carla of ArtBySunfire Soutache porcelain jasper cabochon necklace by Kathy of specialtivity Freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal chandelier earrings by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns 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. Â Be sure to click on the link just above to check out the rest of the shared items. Â Hopefully one (or more!) of the items will make its way to your Mum this Mother's Day!
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