The third weekend of sharing on Julie and Blu's 12 week "Mother's Day Gift Idea Countdown" has passed with LOTS of fabulous handmade and vitnage shares to show for it. Â The second week was a resounding success with 78 items shared.Â This week stayed pretty much the same with 77 items for everyone's shopping pleasure. Â Mother's Day is fast approaching, so it's definitely not too early to begin looking for the perfect gift to light up your Mother's eyes. Â Shop early . . . shop often!
Old Indian head penny pendant with gold-filled chain by Diane of dianesdangles
Shop owners from ArtFire, Zibbet stand alone websites, Etsy and the like are invited to share up to three gift items between Friday around noon and sometime late Sunday night. Â Thena 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.
Middle Eastern copper beads and red amber resin necklace 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. 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 and re-save again. Â Twitter and Facebool just do not provide the ability to find items easily to share again and their links are not as long lived as Pinterest and Wanelo.
Antique brass patina watch pendant necklace by Julie, Nicole and Linda of jnldesigns In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown into my new Countdown Pinterest and Wanelo 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 I 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 rest of the items pretty much in the order they were shared in the Countdown collection: Â
Rustic Czech glass spiral earrings with carnelian and copper by Mary of PrettyGonzo Red and yellow checked double layer bread basket liner by Karen of Uniquelyhandmade "Illuminating Dragonfly" casting kitty pendant by Eve of EvezBeadz Silver wire-wrapped dichroic glass pendant by Jo of Umeboshi Gemstone and glass bead embroidered pendant necklace by Rose of ThaddeusRose Vintage lace, yellow fabric yoyo and white daisy bead bracelet by Shellie of WingsofFlutter 70" mother-of-pearl eco friendly endless strand necklace by Marge of MaggieMays Amethyst and Swarovski crystal chandelier earrings by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns Bronze mandala pendant necklace with green garnets and pearls by Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns I hope you enjoyed this sampling of the third week of the Mother's Day Gift Idea CountdownÂ hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions. Â Be sure to click on the first 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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