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Friday, 14 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas... Gift Guides

The wonderful team that I am part of on Etsy have some tireless leaders who have been working very hard to provide 12 gift guides for the 12 Days of Christmas and each day focuses on a different topic.

I've been meaning to blog about the wonderful collections that Erika (one of the aforementioned tireless leaders) has been putting together, but first I thought I'd share some of the wonderful jewellery that Erika makes & sells in her lovely shop and the profits for which she very generously gives to charity:

Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet, Handmade Black Leather & Blue Chalcedony Cuff, Double Wrap Leather Bracelet, Small
Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet
Sky Blue Necklace, OOAK Artisan Handcrafted Lampwork Glass & Sterling Silver Necklace, Blue Violet, Handmade Beaded Jewelry
Sky Blue Necklace, Handcrafted Lampwork Beads & Sterling Silver
Felt Ball Earrings, Sterling Silver & Merino Wool, Handmade Felt Earrings, Pink Purple Spirals
Felt Ball Earrings, Sterling Silver & Merino Wool
All the above are on my wishlist should anyone be after ideas for presents for moi ;-)

The Gift Guides that Erika has been producing are collections of items all handmade by the very talented makers within the team and you will be spoiled for choice no matter who you are buying for!

The 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides can be found on the official Craft Britannia blog and (so far) they include 

Sorry for the lack of pictures from the Team CB blog, but my blog knows it's Friday and wants me to stop working now!

Have a great weekend all 

PS. Although technically not so much about my handmade makes, this is going to be my post for the last Handmade Monday of the year as I haven't quite got the time to squeeze another post in on time!

So for anyone who doesn't pay us a visit till the next Handmade Monday - I hope you have a wonderful Christmas & New Year!


  1. I love Erikas jewellery especially the sky blue necklace.
    Lovely blog post and Erika has done a cracking job on the 12 days till Christmas! xx

    1. I have been telling my husband how much I like that necklace... wonder if he's taken the hint?!

  2. Oh WOW! Thank you so much for the feature Simmi, this was so unexpected!!!

    1. You are very welcome! Not only very talented but you've done such a brilliant job of promoting all of us for the last fortnight :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing some of Erika's beautiful jewellery. You've tempted me to have a look for some last minute gifts.
    Ali x

    1. It's hard not to be tempted isn't it?! :-)

  4. Thanks for showing us the wonderful jewellery and the beautiful photo's, I'm certainly going to check out
    your links.

    Jan x

    Have a brilliant Christmas and hope to see you next year :)

  5. The jewellery is such a lovely shade of blue. Very pretty.

  6. oooh gorgeous jewellery!! off to favourite now :)

    thanks for sharing Simmi x

  7. Very beautiful jewellery especially the sky blue necklace. Hope you have a very happy Christmas and look forward to 'seeing' you in the New Year.

  8. Love the sky blue necklace, stunning

  9. Beautiful! A very late visitor from Handmade Monday wishing you a merry Christmas! Jo x


I really appreciate all comments made on the blog (it reminds me that I'm not talking to myself!) so just wanted to say thanks for adding your thoughts. Simmi x

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