Sunday, October 2, 2016

Countdown to Christmas with Julie and Blu

Hard to believe that we are already into week 3 of the Christmas Countdown.  Of course I love this time of year: time for family, time to reflect and be thankful for our blessings and time to share those blessings.

Make sure to visit The Blue Print for more lovely items and her posts on Christmas music.  I am especially found of those classic Christmas tunes.  My life long Christmas dream has been to have an old fashioned family gathering and I would play the my favorites on my piano.  My Christmas has usually been spent out of town so it will be interesting to see if one of these upcoming holidays at home will bring my dream to fruition.

I hope that you will find something for that special loved one in this wonderful collection of handmade items:

Shadow Dog Designs
Swarovski Crystal Santa Christmas Earrings, Siam Red Handmade Holiday Jewelry

These sparkling handmade Santa earrings spread cheer whenever and wherever they are worn - definitely your “go” to holiday jewelry. Perfect bling for Christmas parties or for just hanging out with friends, the SANTA earrings feature faceted siam red Swarovski crystals and silver plated roundelles and clear crystal Swarovski crystal rounds with a rainbow aurora borealis (AB) finish.  Sterling silver earwires finishes the cuties.  Glittery and fun, the SANTA earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who adores wearing unique jewelry

Kevs Krafts
Personalized Baby's Guardian Angel Nursery Decor Handmade From Maple, Mahogany, and Oak Wood By KevsKrafts

Guard your baby's room with this beautiful personalized baby's guardian angel nursery or home decor.

This personalized baby guardian angel nursery or home decor shelf plaque was cut out from maple wood by hand using a scroll saw. This guardian angel features a angel hovering over a baby in a fabric bassinet sling with the baby's name cutout below..

The Base is made up of oak ( top portion ) and Mahogany ( lower base section) that are glued together and the angel is then glued to the base. A all natural non-toxic beeswax and mineral oil finish is then applied to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.

Measures Approximately 11 inch tall x 9-3/4 inch wide x 4 inch deep

Bead Souk
Citrine Briolette Gemstone Wire Wrap Green Black Crystal Gold Earrings

Yellow golden citrine faceted briolette gemstones accented with a 4mm Czech fire polished olive green colored crystal, and black bicone glass bead. Contemporary and abstract style earrings. The citrine gemstone is wire wrapped with brass wire. Ear wires are 14 kt gold filled. Elegant earrings for evening wear.

* Earrings are made of citrine gemstone, black and green crystals.
* Ear wires are 14 kt gold filled.
* Wire wrapping in brass wire.
* Length is 1 1/4 inches, width is 1/4 inches.

RSS Designs In Fiber

Protective Laptop Sleeve in Earthy Colors - Handmade Crochet - Thick Cushioning - Earthy Browns, Tans and Greens - Office, School, Personal

Originally Designed Laptop Sleeve or Case
--- Made to Protect the Laptop by being Cushioning with a closed, buttoning Flap - done in Earthy Browns, Tans and Greens with Washable Acrylic Yarns -Office, School or Personal Accessory.

Holds Laptops or Tablets - tested with a 12 1/4 Inch by 10 1/8 Inch Laptop - and a larger 14 1/4 Inch by 10 1/4 Inch Laptop - and fully closes with both.

Crocheted using the Tunisian Crochet Stitch with Double-Strand Yarn to make an Earthy colorful design that is a solid fabric that will be fun or nice to have at School - or at the Office - or at Home - and will really protect the Laptop or Tablet when on-the-go. ~~ The Edges are all finished with a tight crab stitch

Red Coral Necklace, Onyx Jewelry, Red Bead Necklace, Chunky Necklace, Black Onyx Necklace, Long Necklace, Bohemian Jewelry, Gift for Her

This red coral necklace will be a popular necklace with you and your friends. The chunky necklace is made with genuine pieces of red bamboo coral and black onyx beads. The red bead necklace has a unique design that catches the eye. I think you will wear this as an occasion necklace for parties and special events. The long necklace is 22 inches and closes with a sterling silver clasp and 2 inch extension chain. It would be a special gift for mom!

Materials I used in the coral and onyx jewelry necklace

Christmas Tree Earrings - Christmas Earrings

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5 out of 5 stars.      (208) reviews
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Christmas Tree Earrings Swarovski Crystal Earrings are a conversation starter if you're wearing them. My clients love to show their holiday spirit with these mini Christmas Trees on their ears. The Swarovski crystals catch the light and the earrings move with you.

These earrings are 1.75" long and dangle nicely from your ears on a fishhook earwire.

The Singing Beader
Brown Steel Large Bear Silhouette Pendant Leather Cord Unisex

This pendant is a silhouette of a large bear. The metal is steel with a rust brown color outlined in a darker brownish-black color. The pendant comes with a finely braided by hand black and brown leather cord. Antiqued copper trigger clasp and findings give the pendant a rustic look. Includes an extension chain to adjust the length.

Unisex for both men and women. Great for the animal lover or collector of bear themed items. This is a one of a kind handmade item with only one for sale by The Singing Beader.

Braided leather cord length: 19" to 21" with extension chain (48cm) x (53cm)
Bear pendant: 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" (5.7cm x 3.1cm)

Kats All That
Sea Green Agate Bright Copper Seafoam Sea Glass Handmade Necklace

Cool and refreshing, large sea green carved agate stones that have a gentle twist. These are large stones that include light to dark sea green shades. They are peppered with black and brown dendritric inclusions which are naturally created within the agates. The stones are unique and you do not often see natural agates of this unique color. I have mixed in light seafoam green recycled etched glass. The recycled glass is made to resemble sea glass that has been washed smooth by the ocean waves. To enhance the seafoam greens, and pull out the warm dendritic inclusions, I have added bright copper metal rounds and faceted champagne opal faceted crystal rondelles. The colors are just perfect for all your summer styles.

The necklace is 21 1/2 inches long and has been finished off with an antique copper TierraCast tapered toggle. TierraCast products are only produced in the United States and have a long-standing history of quality made products.

The necklace will come with a complimentary jewelry pouch for storage. BONUS: I will also include a matching pair of earrings at no additional cost. A great bargain to have a complete set.

Sew Amazin
Orange with Black Dots Halloween Dog Scrunchie Neck Ruffle

Big black polka dots on an orange background, trimmed with fuzzy black yarn. A Howl-a-ween alternative to a Halloween costume for your small dog, cat or other pet.
This scrunchie neck ruffle is READY TO SHIP in size XSMALL - 8 inch neck

  • Slips easily over the head - does not attach to the collar.
  • Size is based on your pet's neck circumference.
  • Handmade of cotton quilting weight fabric and elastic. Machine wash and tumble dry.

Please measure your pet's neck carefully and select a size closest to the nearest whole inch before adding this item to your shopping bag. About 1/2 to 1 inch larger than the neck measurement is enough to wear the ruffle comfortably.

Adore By Nat
Owl Gift Tags for Party Favors, Vintage Inspired

These are variety of beautiful Owl Gift Tags to adorn your gifts and favors. When purchasing this listing, you don’t get just one kind of image but many of them as shown in the pictures. There are laughing owl, barn owl, great horned owl, and many more. These tags themselves is a perfect gift for owl lover (we know that there are many of them out there, including ourselves). These tags can also be used as scrapbook embellishment. Owl is also a popular theme for special occasion such as a baby shower or birthday.

These tags are made with old sentimental or vintage feel in mind. The writing French script like is placed subtly as the background of the image. Each image lays on a beautiful scalloped circle beige/ cream textured cardstock, distressed to give a wear and old look.

In each listing, you will receive 12 (twelve) Owl Gift Tags.

Each tag measures about 2 inch or 5.08 cm. The image resolution is crisp and clear, printed professionally on high quality cardstock.

Cover Girl Beads

Red Art Glass Charm Large Hole Lampwork Slider Bracelet Bead Silver

Red art glass charm bead. Handmade large hole lampwork glass slider bracelet charm bead with .999 fine silver BHB SRA

My artisan glass charms fit trendy European charm bracelets including Pandora, Trollbeads, Biagi, Chamilia, Capri, Caspia, add a bead jewelry, snake bracelets and omega necklaces.

Each bead has been slipped onto my personal Pandora bracelet for fitting. My lampwork glass charm beads have about a 4.6 to 5mm hole so they will fit most chains, nylon, silk, ribbon, rubber and leather cords. Add them to a black leather necklace for a quick and easy way to expand your jewelry collection for instant new accessories and styles.

Pretty Gonzo
Halloween Earrings Orange Black, Lampwork, Onyx, Crystals, Sterling Silver, Handmade, Samhain, Elegant

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5 out of 5 stars.      (28) reviews
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These eye-catching Halloween earrings combine orange lampwork glass beads, black onyx rounds, fiery Swarovski crystals, and sterling silver ear wires in a pair of elegant and fun dangles. They're ready to bring a touch of class to any girly ghoul or wicked witch—or fashion-conscious zombie! The orange lampwork glass beads were handcrafted by talented glass artisan Charlotte Hayes of Covergirlbeads on ArtFire, and have a lovely rondelle shape and bright shine. The black onyx rounds (4mm) are perfect companions, as are the sparkly Swarovski "Fire Opal" crystal bicones (6mm, made in Austria). These diamond-shaped crystals are a vivid mix of red-to-yellow shades, and remind me of the more vibrant foliage of the New England woods in autumn.

Also used in these earrings are TierraCast silver-on-pewter daisy spacers (made in the USA), small silver-plated rondelles and pins, and sterling silver French hooks. The sterling hallmark for the hooks is found on the rear of the wires, and they come with clear ear stoppers for better security when the earrings are worn.

Close up of Bright Lime Green Pine Cones Wonderful for Christmas Nature Photograph Wall Art Wall Hanging Home Deco

Photograph titled "Green Pine Cone" is an image of gorgeous brilliant lime green Pine Cones on the bright blue sky. This would be a beautiful piece to hang all year but especially at Christmas This listing up to 16 x 24 inches (also offered in additional sizes up to 30 x 40 inches as a custom order) if you are looking for larger sizes please email me.

Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive Professional Super Type PD Luster
Each photograph will include a certificate with my signature and short description of the subject and location of the image

Blue Morning Expressions

Collectible Thimbles, Handmade Thimbles, Thimble Collection, Flower Thimble, Butterfly Thimble

If you or a friend of yours collect thimbles, these collectible thimbles make the greatest gifts. There are a lot of pretty daisies that have attracted butterflies on this handmade thimble.  Great Mother's Day gift for someone you know who loves thimbles!

Hurry, I only make them one at a time, and when they are gone, they are gone. Buy this thimble now.

Style: Thimble
Color: White, yellow
Size: 1-inch tall
Materials: Polymer, china
Stock: CT-20
Blue Morning Expressions
White flowers and butterflies on a Navy Blue Porcelain Thimble, Flower Thimble

The thimble is on a base of china, which means that they are strong and durable, and it will look wonderful in your thimble collection.

Nancys Knots and Lace

Ladies Boot Cuffs Dark Sage Green Lace Caron Simply Soft

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5 out of 5 stars.      (38) reviews
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Ladies Boot Cuffs Dark Sage Green Lace Caron Simply Soft.  These are extremely soft and elegant in a dark sage green Caron Simply Soft yarn.  Women's boot cuffs can be worn standing up out of the boot or pulled over the top of the boot.  Hand knit boot cuffs have a beautiful lace top and a stretchy ribbed bottom that creates a nice comfy top for your legs.

Pulling the cuff inside out you can easily fold over the top of the boot for an very elegant and fashionable look.

Boot cuffs measure 7 1/2" top to bottom and 12" around.

Autumn Colors Print Infinity Scarf Women Fashion Scarves Black Orange Gold Rust Fall Colours Unique Scarf Single Loop Circle Scarf Halloween

Autumn Colors Print Infinity Scarf

Fall Colours of Black Orange Gold and Rust throughout this scarf.

Fabric has some stretch to it.

Handwash or spot cleaning.
This scarf is approximately 58 inches (147 cm) long and 8.5 inches (22 cm) wide.

Crafting Memories 1

Wire Wrapped Spiral Choker style necklace

This choker, made with Bead Smith, gold plated copper, 18-gauge wire is approx. 14.5 inches long including clasp.
The spiral pieces formed by hand curving the wire in a circular motion and then making three circles at its top are different sizes.
The clovers formed by making four circles are the links in the choker.
The jump rings formed by twisting wire into a coil and then cutting them into individual rings connect the links and spiral pieces together and to connect the clasp.
The clasp formed by bending the wire, making a loop for the choker to attach and a hook shape to hold the choker in place around the neck.
Give this piece of jewelry as a gift or keep for yourself.
This bracelet is ready for shipment!

Solana Kai Designs
Artisan Lampwork Earrings, Copper Lampwork Earrings, Dangle Earrings, Niobium Ear Wires, Autumn Colors, Portland Oregon

This is the quintessential pair of autumn earrings. They feature handmade artisan lampwork beads in a variety of floral tones: yellow, goldenrod, rust, orchid, purple, and aqua green to name a few! If you look closely you will see that the beads are also infused with tiny, tiny bits of fine silver. These bits add little hints of sparkle throughout the beads. They are hanging on paddle wires that I handcrafted out of copper wires. With copper colored faceted bicone Swarovski crystals and copper Bali style spacers this is a warm and gorgeous pair of earrings. Because of both the coppery warmth and lovely floral colors, I call these special earrings “Autumn Garden.” They truly are a perfect earring for fall but also work well the entire year!

I have wire wrapped these artisan lampwork earrings onto French ear wires that are made of niobium, a hypoallergenic material. Many people with metal allergies find this metal easy to wear. The wires also feature a pretty copper ball on the front.

The earrings are approx. 2″ in length from the top of the ear wire. Photograph #4 has a US dime in it for size comparison.

Resetar Glass Art

Yellow Gold Dichroic Dangle Earrings, Handmade Fused Glass Jewelry, Sterling Hooks

You'll look very glamour when you wear these yellow dangle earrings that shimmer with a pretty yellow dichroic glass. As they dangle from your ears and catch the light, they will add a pretty sparkle that is sure to get noticed. Depending on the lighting, the color will change between light yellow and gold and sometimes you will even see glimpses of green on the edges.

The glass portion of these earrings measures 1/2 inch high by 5/16 inch wide and they dangle 1 1/4 inches from sterling silver ear hooks. They will arrive packaged in a little earring sized gift box in case you are giving them to someone special or so that you have a nice place to store them when you aren't wearing them.

I handcraft all of the pieces in my studio which is located just outside of Atlanta in Roswell, Georgia USA.


KatsAllThat Artisan Jewelry said...

Thank you for the wonderful promotion Colleen. Will be sharing on social media!!

Julie l. Cleveland said...

Awesome, Colleen! Thank you so much for including one of my thimbles. I will be sharing everyone and this post around the world. Have a wonderful weekend, and I hope that you can get your family gathered around while you play Christmas carols.

Blonde Peach Jewelry said...

Thank you so very much Colleen for the wonderful promotion of our items in your blog post! Happy sales to all.

ennadoolf said...

Thank you for including my infinity scarf, Colleen! Sharing as well. :)

Connie Morilak said...

Thank you so much for promoting all these wonderful items including my steel bear pendant! Will share... - Connie - The Singing Beader

PrettyGonzo said...

Many thanks for this extra promotion! Will be sharing! :) Happy sales to all!

NancysKnots&Lace said...

Thanks so much Colleen! Wonderful post, I have promo'd every item :)

ShadowDogDesigns said...

WOW!!! You spent a long time putting this post together, Colleen. Thank you so much for adding my Santa earrings into the mix! Will share with the world wherever I can. Thanks again.

Donna SewAmazin said...

Thank you so much Colleen! Our scrunchie neck ruffle sold this weekend - yay!
Will share this post :-)

Linda B said...

Thanks Coleen. I'm doing a blog post and will share on Social Media. Had to wait until after the Jewish holiday.

Will send you the link after I'm done.

Covergirlbeads said...

Lovely post. Enjoyed seeing all the lovely handmade items. Thanks for including my lampwork beads.

Linda B said...

I blogged about this and mentioned one of your items.