Sunday, October 23, 2016

Countdown to Christmas with Julie and Blu

Christmas Countdown
I made Pumpkin Muffins with Ashley this week getting us in the fall spirit.  It was such a blessing to have her here and to be able to share these moments with her again.
She used 2 containers of Wilton Fall Candy Sprinkles! In the end I think they were more candy than muffin :)

Here are my favorites from the shops participating in Week 6 of Julie & Blu's Christmas Countdown.
Bead Souk
Bead Souk
1847 Large Cent Penny Braided Hair Coin Pendant Gold Filled Necklace Jewelry

Vintage Large Cent Penny 1847 coin pendant. The pendant size is 1.66 inch in length and 1.25 inch in width. Handcrafted bezel, 14kt gold filled. Corrugated fancy bail, 14 kt gold filled. Includes a 14 kt gold filled chain 19 inch necklace. Estimated grade of coin is Good.

The “Large Cent” coins were minted from 1793 to 1857 at the mint in Philadelphia, the only U.S. Mint at the time. These coins were re-designed every several years during this time period. The coins minted between 1839 and 1857 time period are referred to as the Braided Hair or Petite Head large cent coins. This re-design gave liberty a more youthful and slimmer appearance.

Fire Orange Berries Hang from a Tree in Southern California Photograph Almost There Wall hanging Wall Art Summer Colors Flame Orange

Photograph titled "On Fire" Gorgeous Fire Orange Berries hanging from one of the trees here in the desert of Southern California. Take in the Peak of summer but perfect fall colors for an autumn decoration. 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.
Blue Morning Expressions
Blue Morning Expressions
Coordinated Jewelry, Jewelry Set, Matching Jewelry, Handmade Bracelet and Earrings

Coordinating Bracelet and Earring Set
You know you want to wear jewelry that makes everyone oo and ah. This jewelry set will do it.

There is only one set; buy it now.

  • Style: Matching Bracelet and Earrings
  • Materials: Artisan Lampwork Glass, plated metal, Swarovski crystals 
  • Size: 8 1/2 inches bracelet Earrings 2-inches long
  • Stock: Wisteria Lane
  • Blue Morning Expressions

Crafting Memories 1
Crafting Memories 1
Hand Knit Autumn Scarf
Painted desert and navy acrylic yarn make up this cozy Hand Knit Autumn Scarf.
I hand knit this scarf with the brioche stitch. Brioche makes a squishy fabric; it is knit with two colors at the same time. This scarf is 40 inches long by 6 inches wide.
The front or main color is painted desert with navy as the background. The back which is navy with the painted desert as the background, looks good enough that you could choose to wear it as a reversible scarf.
Wear this Hand Knit Autumn Scarf with jeans and a sweatshirt or sweater. It will also make a great birthday or Christmas gift.
Adore By Nat
Adore By Nat
Fairy Tales Wedding Favor Tags – Fairytales Do Come True

These are beautiful Fairy tales inspired Wedding Favor Tags. These tags are made with old sentimental or vintage feel in mind. Classic and elegant. Each image lays on a beautiful scalloped circle beige/ cream textured cardstock, distressed to give a wear and old look. The Image, beautiful antique carriage which reminds me of Cinderella’s magical carriage, is a reproduction of vintage ephemera, professionally printed on high quality cardstock paper. The image resolution is crisp and clear.

In each listing, you will receive 12 (twelve) Wedding Favor Tags.
Sew Amazin
Sew Amazin
Gobble Til You Wobble Thanksgiving Dog Bandana, Collar Slipcover or Scrunchie style

Chubby turkeys in harvest colors of brown, rust and gold are arranged on a cream background, along with the words "Gobble 'Til You Wobble' in this fun autumn holiday bandana. Don't we all know some doggie who personifies this phrase?

Order as either a Scrunchie Bandana with an elastic neck or as a Collar Slipcover-style bandana.

Cover Girl Beads
Cover Girl Beads
Coral Orange Handmade Lampwork Beads Black Web Metallic Glass

Shiny coral handmade lampwork glass beads with black webs and metallic sheen.

This orange and black combination make elegant handmade lampwork beads. I used a beautiful opaque coral orange glass and added black webbing or webs scattered around them. These beads have unique webbing and patterns making them each individual and none will ever be the same. I love the metallic sheen that develops with the webs. They make great southwestern style beads as well as galaxy style beads. They can be elegant and classy, go southwestern with their earthy designs and even make spooky Halloween designs.
The Singing Beader
The Singing Beader
Unakite Necklace, Red Jasper Necklace, Olive Green Necklace, Chunky Gemstone Necklace Statement Necklace

This beautiful handmade necklace is perfect for one who likes large gemstones with a bold, statement look. The large, oblong, curvy unakite gemstones have lovely shades of olive green and dark reddish rust-brown. Between the unakite gemstones are red jasper nuggets. These red jasper stones are a perfect match to the red in the unakite gemstones...
Jewish Earrings Sukkot - Lulav and Etrog

These Jewish Earrings Sukkot - Lulav and Etrog are adorable for the Jewish holiday Sukkot. It begins on Sun. 10/16/16. It's the holiday of first fruits, celebrating the harvest. The etrog in real life is a yellow fruit from Israel and has a delightful scent. The lulav are green.

Yellow topaz rondelle glass beads dangle from the fishhook earwires. The etrog charms are pewter and are extremely detailed. The findings are all silver plated. I used fishhook earwires, but leverback earwires are available for an additional cost. Add a note to seller when you check out.
Solana Kai Designs
Solana Kai Designs
Charm Earrings, Heart Earrings, Hand Earrings, Red Earrings, Czech Glass Earrings, Dangle Earrings, Solana Kai Designs, Portland Oregon
These darling red Czech glass and silver dangle earrings feature a pair of unique charms designed by an artist from Washington state. She casts these original charms in white bronze. The charms have a folk art style to them and they are a lovely way to tell someone (including yourself!) "My Heart Is In Your Hands."
I have paired the charms with rich, deep red Czech glass "flower" beads with a Picasso finish, faceted Czech glass beads and little rhodium spacer beads. I have carefully wire wrapped all of these together and onto silver ear wires that have a decorative ball on the front.
Kats All That
Kats All That
Jewel Tone Multi Color Double Strand Autumn Handmade Pearl Necklace

Rich and lustrous jewel-toned freshwater pearls are a delight to behold. I have named this piece "Jeweled Autumn". I have created this classic styled double strand necklace using freshwater pearls in brilliant shades of burgundy, navy blue, gold, forest green and olive green. These are true freshwater pearls that have a wonderful overtone and pearlescent glow. Artfully placed throughout the double strands are sparkling faceted champagne colored crystals. The crystals catch and reflect the light with a touch of sparkle that does not overpower the luster of the pearls.

Pretty Gonzo
Pretty Gonzo
Jasper Necklace, Statement Necklace, Gemstone Jewelry Set, Necklace Earrings Set, Green Pearls Red Coral, Handmade Beaded, Nature Inspired

This gemstone statement necklace and earrings jewelry set features earthy red creek jasper focal beads, red sponge coral nuggets, and shiny green freshwater pearls. The jasper beads are rectangular in shape, with smooth edges. Each one is uniquely interesting, with the front and back of each bead offering alternative patterns. (I've included a photo that shows you this difference.) This style of jasper has such a wonderfully organic look to it.
Shadow Dog Designs
Shadow Dog Designs
Elegant Mixed Gemstone Necklace, Handmade Agate Jasper Sterling Summer Autumn Jewelry

Filled with a medley of agate, jasper and a host of other gemstones, the elegant TREASURE CHEST handmade necklace is very well named.  Moss agate, pink agate, autumn jasper, rhodonite, tiger’s eye, brown zebra jasper and other gemstones in a wide array of colors all come together to create a necklace that will be well loved and worn often. A perfect necklace to transition from summer to autumn, some of the gemstone rondelles are translucent and some are opaque to add even more appeal.  To separate the gemstones and to provide a fluid feel, small sterling silver beads provide a rich glow to the overall design.
RSS Designs In Fiber
RSS Designs In Fiber
Ribbed Cuff Winter Hat in Wine Red Soft Boucle Yarn - Handmade Crochet Beanie Made To Order Adult Size - Handmade Winter Accessory

Winter Hat - Soft and Warm - With a Ribbed Cuff, Textured Crochet in a Wine Red Chunky Boucle Yarn - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber.

The Wine Red Boucle Chunky Yarn is Red Heart Light and Lofty, which is very Soft and Comfortable to wear - and Warm!!

Reindeer Christmas Bell Ornament Handmade From Ash Wood Rudolph Christmas Decoration, Holiday Decor, Red Nose Reindeer, Dasher, Dasher;

This Ash wood bell shaped reindeer Christmas ornament was cut out by hand ( Handmade ) using a scroll saw. This reindeer ornament features a silhouette of a reindeer cut out of the middle portion of a Christmas bell shaped ornament. A natural color Danish oil finish was applied to bring out the natural beauty of the wood as well as to protect its natural beauty for many years of enjoyment. A various color fabric ribbon was attached for ease of hanging this on your Christmas tree.

Measures approximately 3-1/2 inch wide x 3-3/4 inch tall 1/4 inch thick wood
Holly Knitter Creation
Holly Knitter Creation
Gorgeous Grandma's Goodies Hand Knit Cotton Dish Towel Oven Hanger

Grandma's Kitchen Kids Eat For Free, really brings back memories of fresh baked cookies in your grandmother's kitchen. You can recreate this memory, in your kitchen, with this hand knit oven hanger, complete with Grandma's cookies pictured on the towel. This tantalizing tangerine towel is hand knit in a 100% cotton yarn, measures approximately 14 inches by 24 inches and is a design by Rachel Van Schie. This towel would also make an absolutely awesome gift.
Treasures of Jewels
Treasures of Jewels
Red Creek Jasper Bracelet Gemstone Bracelet Beaded Women Bracelet Autumn Jewelry

The changing of colors on the leaves,and the cool crisp mornings. Fall is upon us.
This gorgeous gemstone bracelet is perfect for your Fall wardrobe.
The Red Creek Jasper Gemstone has colors of mustard yellow, olive green and burnt red perfect color combination.

Metaphysically, it is believed by some to bring balance and relaxation, and like all different Jasper, it is a stone of protection and grounding.
RSS Designs In Fiber
RSS Designs In Fiber
Mountain Cabin Landscape - Filet Crochet Image Art Decor by RSS Designs In Fiber

A Hand-Crocheted Landscape - done in Filet Crochet - with Fine Crochet Cotton Threads in Textured Stitches to give some composition and detail to the different features in the Landscape.

The Trees, Mountain Skyline and Bushes are done in a Puff Stitch
The Cabin is mostly done in standard block and mesh Filet Crochet.
The Cabin Roof is in a different kind of Filet
Blonde Peach Jewelry
Blonde Peach Jewelry
Memory Wire Bracelet, Orange Bracelet for Women, Glass Bead Bracelet, Handmade Bracelet, Beaded Wrap Bracelet, Bohemian Jewelry

This memory wire bracelet is a statement piece! I have used gorgeous Czech glass beads in fall colors of orange, red, amber and green. This bracelet is so easy to wear because you simply wrap it around your wrist. You don't have to worry about a clasp and it fits any size wrist. It is longer than your average bracelet at 5 wraps but it looks simply fantastic on the wrist!


CraftingMemories1 said...

Beautiful selections, Colleen. Thank you so much for including my scarf. Shared.

Blonde Peach Jewelry said...

Thank you so much Colleen! I made pumpkin crunch cake this afternoon. Guess we are all on the same page. Thank you for including my bracelet. Promoted you post!

KevsKrafts said...

Beautiful selection, Thank you for including my deer ornament..

DianesDangles said...

Beautiful selection of gift ideas for the holidays, thank you for including my coin pendant, will share.

Covergirlbeads said...

Thank you for including me in your beautiful handmade collection of gift ideas!

Connie Morilak said...

A lovely assortment! Thanks so much for showing my unakite and jasper gemstone necklace.

Linda B said...

I love your choices. Thank you for including my sukkot earrings.

VictorianStyleTreasures said...

Thank you Colleen for sharing a beautiful collection. Thanks for including my to share

SolanaKaiDesigns said...

It looks like you two had a lot of fun baking! Thanks so much for including my earrings in your blog post about the countdown. I appreciate it! Shared!

Julie l. Cleveland said...

Awesome selections! I just found all these beautiful fall colors so warm and inviting. Thank you so much for including my Wisteria Lane bracelet. Have shared and pinned - best of sales to all - J

PrettyGonzo said...

Wonderful picks, Colleen! Thanks for including my jasper statement jewelry set. Happy sales to all! Will be sharing. :)

KatsAllThat Artisan Jewelry said...

Thank you so much for the post Colleen..and for including my pearl necklace. Will be sharing on social sites.

ShadowDogDesigns said...

Wonderful, Colleen! Thank you so much for the post. And thanks for including my necklace. Will share with the world.