Wednesday, December 12, 2012

On the 12th Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me….

12 Drummers Drumming!

These 12 drummers are leading the parade of the best of the best!

Here are the best of the best of each participant in week 12. This parade will delight and entertain you, it will astonish and astound and it will make you hurry to add these gifts to your gift giving list.

Drum roll please!

Wave your flags and feel free to applaud as each of these spectacular artisan creations parades past you,.


Hand Crafted Table or Bench Ponderosa Pine



Biwa Pearl Wedding Bride Necklace Handmade Sterling OOAK Elegant



Hand Painted Monarch Butterfly in Yellow Orange on Crepe Silk Scarf



Aquamarine and Gunmetal Swarovski Charm Necklace


Flowers Organic baby toddler dress with pocket blue



Chunky Natural Rainbow Moonstone and Blue Angelite 20 inch Necklace


Beaded Pendant Necklace Glass Beads Crystal Rhyolite Black Olive Green


Tibetan Dzi Glass Bead and Gemstone Necklace, Carnelian, Amethyst, Coral, Obsidian


Stained Glass Fossil Ammonites Beaded Necklace


Antique Our Lady Embroidered Postcard Artist Signed



1960s Small Ivory - Off White Lucite Owl Necklace - Vintage Pendant - Trifari - Choker Jewelry - Bird




Hand Crocheted Aqua Baby Blanket



TREE Of LIFE.Warli Painting.Indian.Folk Art.Acrylic Painting.Handmade



Gift Box - ScentSmith Favorites - Have It All - Lotions, Soaps, Candles, Lip Balms




Winter Berries - a nature inspired statement necklace



Silver pewter necklace set bracelet earrings small bead Celtic design



Utah Septarian Oval Cabochon Gemstone Sterling Pendant




Handmade Polymer Clay Bead Tiger Stripe Necklace Tigereye Swarovski



Original Painting "Illuminated Armadillo", Intricated, Nature, Texas


Red Creek Jasper Necklace




Wall of Legend DreamCatchers



Completed Quilt Top Bubble Gum Fun With Applique Top Plus Backing



Necklace - Vintage Lace Necklace - Vintage Lace Earrings - Set - Pink




Leopard poster wall art handmade with oak wood in a black lacquer frame



Earrings: Long Hand Forged Dangles Lapis Lazuli - The Vampire Diaries



Richard Hudnut Perfume Bottle - Very RARE Vintage Yanky Clover Perfume Bottle (circa 1920)



Whale Tail Pendant with Whale Silhouette on Leather Cord Necklace




pearl necklace, cultured freshwater, Daybreak



.50ct ribbon diamond ring baguette and round cut channel diamond twist


Champagne Gold Swarovski Crystals Wedding Sterling Silver Bracelet


Black Fused Glass Platter w Bright Crayon like Accents, 14 x 7 Inches


Christmas Moose Mini Sugar Cookie Bites - 2 Dozen


10K White Gold hand wire wrapped Swarovski crystals hoop earrings



Set of Handmade Octopuses Gift



As you can see, all of these wonderful handmade items are tops in their class and perfect for anyone on your gift list.



Julie and Blu





  1. Wow, both beautiful and yummy items, too! Thank you very much for showing my pewter jewelry set. - Connie - The Singing Beader PS. Cool, I didn't know I had a Blogger account!

  2. Thank you once again for organizing the BME Countdown. Such fun to participate! Happy holidays one and all! :D

  3. Wow! Julie another great Blog. We should stand up and Applaud You for all the hard work you did. You are awesome. Thanks again for including our necklace in this last Christmas Blog. Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year.

  4. You aren't kidding! This is wonderful. Thank you so much. I'm off to share as I know lots of my followers will be interested!

  5. Thank you thank you for including my dress. Off to share...happy holidays to all!

  6. There are some beautiful things here!

    They butterfly scarf is cool and the beaded pendant from Thaddeus Rose is gorgeous and the pendant from Diane's Dangles is cool That that is awesome

    Thank you!

    Happy sales everyone


  7. Am constantly amazed at the path you would take each week to share our creations! I like the way your mind works - LOL! Have said it many times, but want to say it again, THANK YOU for all your hard work in putting the Countdown together. I really think it has made a difference in my sales this Christmas. Oh - and thank you for including my Biwa pearl necklace in this last (so sad) Countdown post. Off to share with the world!

  8. Creative as always! And I love your picks! Thanks for including my Daybreak pearl necklace. Will share.

  9. Beautiful!!! I'm sharing right away ;-)

  10. Fabulous selection of Christmas gifts, thank you for including my Septarian Stone Pendant.

  11. You are right, Julie. It did astonish and astound me. I LOVE it. Thank you SO very much for all you have done for us this season. And thank you for finding my quilt top for this special post.

  12. Julie and Blue, I am completely speechless and soo very grateful for all the time you've taken this season in promoting handmade. I love your themes, where you came up with them I have know idea but they worked. With you including MaggieMays and all the sharing that went on, I had a wonderful season of sale's. If you ever decide to do something like this again, count on MaggieMays support. Happy Holiday! Marge

  13. Julie and Blu, Gosh I don't know where to begin here..I cannot thank you all enough for putting this together. Not only did this help bring in the customers but it has helped me emotionally as well as I have been laid up from my workshop due to some health issues. Your countdown post has kept me busy and sales coming in. I have had 20 sales since I joined in on this countdown.

    Thank you to everyone that took part in this. Its truly been fun and I am going to miss doing this each week.


  14. Really a stunning collection you have put together and I am so honored that you added my angelite and moonstone necklace. Wishing you and your family a most joyous holiday season.

  15. You've put together so many great posts for Countdown to Christmas, but I think this one's my absolute favorite. Such great gift ideas! Thanks so much for including my Dzi bead necklace here. :)

    Also, thanks for a great promotion run. This was a wonderful idea. Hope you and Blu have the best and merriest Christmas yet!

  16. Best parade ever!

    Julie, I'm joining in with everyone else to say THANK YOU for all your hard work and for hosting this wonderful event.

    Thank you so much for including my whale tale pendant with the fantastic items that have paraded before us today.

    Happy holidays to each and every one of you!

  17. I think I got the 12th pinned and tweeted. THanks Julie!

  18. Hi Julie, thank you so much for the sharing. I can't express myself well, except to say 'Thanks for everything!" ^_^

  19. Shared on Pinterest....

  20. Another wonderful collection! Thank you again Julie for all the work that you've put into this. Going to go through withdrawal now that this is over...