Countdown to Christmas 2014 - Week 10

Countdown to Christmas 2014 - Week 10


Published On: 11-26-2014 04:29am

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Category: Countdown to Christmas 2014


Tick . . . tick . . . tick . . . and Christmas gets closer and ever more closer!  According to the Christmas clock, there are only 29 days, 2 hours and 24 minutes from when I posted this to when Christmas comes rolling around again.  YIKES!!!  Less than a month away!  



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Tribal giraffe and Czech glass double leather wrap bracelet handmade by Kat of KatsAllThat  



Week 10 of the Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions, has come and gone.  Lots of fabulous gift ideas were shared, 63 to be exact!  Knitted and sewn items, jewelry, lampwork, glass art, digital gift tags, wooden ornaments, dog apparel, jewelry supplies and much more were shared.  When you do your Christmas shopping (hopefully from this or one of the past Countdowns), remember to BUY HANDMADE!!!



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Christmas poinsettia earrings with sparkly Swarovski crystals handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo



Shop owners from ArtFire, Zibbet, SupaDupa, Etsy, stand alone websites and the like are welcome to share up to three gift items between Friday at noon (12:00 p.m.) and Monday morning at 12:01 a.m.  Then a new Countdown to Christmas collection will begin again the next Friday, same time, same place.  This will continue until the second week of December.  The items shared need to be G-rated.




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Cooper brown and cream crochet centerpiece with two smaller doilies handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsinFiber



The rules for participating in the Countdown are easy:  if you share items on the Countdown, you MUST promote the collection and EACH item on at least one social network site, preferably Pinterest and/or Wanelo where the items can be easily found and saved again.  It's only fair to promote the artists who promote you!



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Purple glass and pearl Victorian style beaded necklace handmade by Kathy of Specialtivity



In addition to saving each item for the countdown collection to my Pinterest board and Wanelo collection, I decided to share my favorite item from each of the ArtFire artists who participated.  Fabulous for backlinks (and we all want and need those!).  Here are the rest of my picks for Week 10: 



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Frosty the Snowman fused glass Christmas pendant in red and white handmade by Kellie of ResetarGlassArt



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Blue lily polymer clay bracelet with glass beads and pearls handmade by Nancy of Wyverndesigns



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Pink rose polymer clay bead ladies watch handmade by Julie of polymerclaybeads



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Black crystal 12 mm lampwork beads with aurae metallic band handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



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Ladies hand knit earwarmers in your choice of colors handmade by Nancy of jazzitupwithdesignsbynancy



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Peppermint candy garland necklace handmade by Eve of Evezbeadz



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Blue robot baby rattle, made to order, handmade by Nina of ninascorner



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Holiday quilted table runner with applique and homespun fabrics handmade by Sue of QuiltTops



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Blue polar bears scrunchie style / collar slipcover dog bandana handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



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Puffy heart pendant with eighth notes  pendant with wings necklace handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader



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Hand knit vintage rose lace shawl handmade by Cathy of craftingmemories



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Gemstone beads in smaller packages by Diane of BeadSouk



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"Holiday Jewels" red and green fused glass dangle earrings handmade by Jo of Umeboshi



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Copper dog paw print and blue lampwork dog rescue earrings handmade by Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns



So there you have it, my picks for this week.  All of the amazing items shared above are just a sampling of the gift ideas that can be found in the Countdown to Christmas 2014 - Week 10 collection hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions.  To see all of the shares, please click here:  Countdown to Christmas.  I hope at least one . . . and possibly several . . . of these handmade items caught your eye and found their way to your shopping list.  Shop early - shop often!

MANY, MANY thanks to Julie and Blu for hosting the Countdown to Christmas again for the third year!

If you would love to make my day and the day of the artist's featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion that can be done will be greatly appreciated by all.  Thank you so much!



















Reader's Comments

By SewAmazin on 12/01/2014 @ 07:55pm

Wow, there are so many amazing creations in this post! Thank you for including my polar bear bandana - and best wishes to all for lots of sales this cyber week!

By BeadSouk on 11/27/2014 @ 12:52am

Time is flying, can't believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Thank you for including my Sodalite beads in your wonderful blog post. Will share!

By PrettyGonzo on 11/26/2014 @ 10:05pm

Thanks, Catherine, for another great post of selections from Countdown to Christmas, and for including my earrings! Will be sharing. Happy Thanksgiving! Gonze sends wishes for holiday yummies for the noble Chez Moosie. :)

By evezbeadz on 11/26/2014 @ 09:55pm

How did you find the time to do this? Very nice. Thanks for including my candy necklace. Will share will pleasure. Happy Holiday's ~Eve

By specialtivity on 11/26/2014 @ 07:55pm

Wow week 10, can it be true? I am with Kat this is my favourite time of the year as well to enjoy, share and be part of these countdowns! Thank you so much Catherine for this blog! Kathy :)

By ResetarGlassArt on 11/26/2014 @ 07:15pm

Love everyone's creations! Thank you for featuring my Frosty Snowman pendant :)

By bluemorningexpressions on 11/26/2014 @ 04:59pm

I am with everyone else, I canNOT believe how close Christmas is, and yet, I have done not a bit of shopping. Great blog post, and I appreciate you coming over to that other site and showing off my watch :) Seamus needs to come romp in the 8 inches of new snow we got. Blu will even share his cookies with him. Thank you again for helping us all promote all our handmade goodies. Julie and Blu

By craftingmemories on 11/26/2014 @ 04:31pm

Thank you, Catherine, for the blog and for adding my shawl to this beautiful collection. Shared.

By QuiltTops on 11/26/2014 @ 03:52pm

Week 10 ?!? Amazing how fast the weeks before Christmas fly by. Tomorrow we will hopefully be feasting and relaxing and taking a day away from the keyboards before the mad rush is on again. Thank you, Catherine, for including my quilted table runner in your blog. I think the photo you chose is perfect with all the other pretties. Have a perfect and relaxing day tomorrow everyone.

By TheSingingBeader on 11/26/2014 @ 03:27pm

I hope that shoppers will avoid the mad rush at the stores this weekend and buy at our shops! Thank you for another promotional blog, Catherine and thank you for showing my puffy eighth note heart with wings pendant! Sharing....

By Covergirlbeads on 11/26/2014 @ 02:53pm

Great selection of beautiful handmade creations to kick off Black Friday going into the Christmas shopping season. Thanks for including my crystal shaped lampwork beads.

By Wyverndesigns on 11/26/2014 @ 02:38pm

Thanks you for including my bracelet in this week's blog. As always, you picked some wonderful items. Off to share.

By jazzitupwithdesignsbynancy on 11/26/2014 @ 02:05pm

Wow I can't believe Christmas is getting so close! Wonderful choices for your post. Thank you for including my ear warmers :) I have tweeted all items and made comments.

By Umeboshi on 11/26/2014 @ 05:31am

Many thanks for the nice blog and for sharing all these thoughtful gift ideas! With Black Friday coming up, it would be nice to avoid all the mess and shop from home!

By KatsAllThat on 11/26/2014 @ 04:58am

Time is flying by so fast...week 10 already! This is my favorite time of year to enjoy all of my fabulous Countdown friends creations. Thank you Catherine for a wonderful post. Promoting.

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