Countdown to Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Week 3

Countdown to Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Week 3


Published On: 03-04-2013 10:56pm

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Category: Countdown to Mother's Day 2013

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.  The second week was a resounding success with 78 items shared. This week stayed pretty much the same with 77 items for everyone's shopping pleasure.  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.  Shop early . . . shop often!



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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.  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.  The items shared need to be G-rated.



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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.  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 and re-save again.  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.



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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.  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!  And, above all, have fun!  Here are the rest of the items pretty much in the order they were shared in the Countdown collection:  



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Victorian lady hand beaded earrings by Kathy of specialtivity



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Rustic Czech glass spiral earrings with carnelian and copper by Mary of PrettyGonzo



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Red and yellow checked double layer bread basket liner by Karen of Uniquelyhandmade



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"Illuminating Dragonfly" casting kitty pendant by Eve of EvezBeadz



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Red polka dots on black fused glass plate by Kellie of ResetarGlassArt



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Silver wire-wrapped dichroic glass pendant by Jo of Umeboshi



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Original "Red Bud" 5" x 7" photogrpah by Karen of ClicksbyKaren



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Gemstone and glass bead embroidered pendant necklace by Rose of ThaddeusRose



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Copper Egyptian coil link bracelet by Jennifer of CraftyBabyHope



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Beautiful birch bowl with spalting by Scott of BerkshireBowls



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Stretch dice bead bracelets by Connie of TheSingingBeader



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Vintage blue diamond rose ring by TheFamilyJoolz



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Vintage lace, yellow fabric yoyo and white daisy bead bracelet by Shellie of WingsofFlutter



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Pink flowers with green polymer clay Bali-style bracelet by Julie of BlueMorningExpressions



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Hand crocheted yellow baby afghan or laprobe by Sharon of HollyKnitterCreations



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70" mother-of-pearl eco friendly endless strand necklace by Marge of MaggieMays



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Amethyst and Swarovski crystal chandelier earrings by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns



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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 Countdown hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions.  Be sure to click on the first 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! 



Reader's Comments

By evezbeadz on 03/07/2013 @ 01:07pm

Posted to facebook!

By evezbeadz on 03/07/2013 @ 12:59pm

Thank you 4 including me! I have a store wide SALE! Check-out my Blog for March Madness Giveaways! EvezBeadz ~ Eve

By PrettyGonzo on 03/06/2013 @ 04:23am

So happy that your blog is fixed - yay! Wonderful picks for this feature, Catherine. Thanks so much for including my Czech glass shell earrings here. :)

By jnldesigns on 03/05/2013 @ 09:41pm

Wonderful collection as always Catherine. Shared on Facebook. Thank you for including our watch pendant necklace.Fyi.....sold this necklace and have two more orders for it. Thanks. Linda, JNL Designs

By ResetarGlassArt on 03/05/2013 @ 08:33pm

Wonderful blog post - you had beautiful items to choose from (as usual!). Thank you for including me.

By TheSingingBeader on 03/05/2013 @ 08:28pm

Well, well, it's finally fixed. :) Now, if I can just get my e-mail notifications. Grrrrr! lol I think I mentioned this somewhere else, but I always enjoy looking at everyone's wonderful items and pinning them to Pinterest and sharing on Facebook. Thank you so much for including my dice bracelets.

By ShadowDogDesigns on 03/05/2013 @ 06:28pm

Yay! Am glad it's fixed, too (: It seems to have been something with my contact info. Once Caleb took that off, it went back to normal. I appreciate the comments - and thanks for coming back to make them, Rose and Jennifer! Peace and joy . . . Catherine

By ThaddeusRose on 03/05/2013 @ 06:08pm

Wonderful... your blog is fixed! There are so many great items in the countdown to Mother's Day. Thank you for including my bead embroidered pendant and necklace. Sharing :-)

By DesertCreations on 03/05/2013 @ 05:09pm

Wonderful blog post. Thank you for including my bracelet. :)

By dianesdangles on 03/05/2013 @ 12:04am

Great job on this week's countdown, love this sampling of handmade goodies. Thank you for including my Indian Head Penny Coin Pendant, there is a rich history behind this coin.

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