Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Gifts for Her–Diamonds and Handmade


Diamonds are a Girl's Best friend, or so we are told.

The use of diamonds can be traced back around to 25,000 to 30,000 B.C. (I don't even know what that means; I only know it was a long, long, LONG time ago.)

Since diamonds are rare, they are said to symbolize love and fidelity. They are purity and innocence, and represent character strength, faithfulness and ethics. There are sparks of energy that surrounds a diamond, and inspires creativity.

The diamond has been associated with the planet Venus or the planet Mars, depending upon which ancient people we are discussing.

Metaphysically, it is considered the most powerful crystal and can open more doors within oneself than any other stone. While I am in no way an expert in any of those things, I have seen the Hope Diamond, and I am sure many a spiritual door was opened with that beauty. I know every woman around me at the exhibit in the National Museum of Natural History had their noses pressed to the glass in order to gaze upon the rich blues in that particular stone.

Diamonds come in a range of colors, but all diamonds sparkle and shine with a fiery rainbow when the sun hits them.

When it comes to giving mom gifts on Mother's Day,  here are more handmade gifts for Mom that will also symbolize love for her and maybe sparkle a little, too.

Bar necklace, choker necklace, blue glass beads, The cobalt blue bar necklace

Andrea Designs 

Blue Tweed Ladies Cloche Hat - Winter Hat Women

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Montana Blue Two-toned Swarovski Crystal Earrings w Vintage Rhinestone Accents

Magdalene Jewels 

Lacy Scarf with Large Tassels

Tiny Weasel Fiber Arts

Dark Indigo Blue Swarovski Crystals and Gold Filled Earrings

Victorian Style Treasures 

2 Blue Champagne Flutes Vintage Libbey Glassware Vina Pattern Wedding Toast Barware

Alderhill Farm

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Ink Blue Shiny Glossy

Covergirl Beads 

Montana Blue Crystal Teardrop and White Pearl .925 Sterling Earrings

Kats All That 

Shhh, Baby's Dreamin Blue Wall Hanging Plaque Handcrafted from Birch Plywood

Kevs Krafts 

Hand Knit Slippers, Women’s Booties, Lavender or Light Purple

Crafting Memories 

Blue Crystal Earrings

The Singing Beader 

Blue Spikes Earrings, Boho Lampwork Swarovski Handmade Jewelry Women

Shadow Dog Designs 

Bright Blue Flower Beaded Bracelets for Women with Chunky Beads

Blue Morning Expressions 

If you didn’t see something that you thought would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea, then contact any of these artists, and ask them to help you create something.

More gift ideas for Mom can be found here:

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 1

Hurry and buy your handmade Mother’s Day gift now; handmade gifts sell out fast!



  1. It's odd that diamonds are valued so greatly - I can see why with the intense sparkle (and superb marketing) - since they are some one of the most common precious gemstones. What is extremely eye catching is all the amazing handmade beauties collected and featured here. Many thanks for including my blue spike earrings. Will pin and tweet. Treats to the Handsome Florida Pup from the Spotted Desert Moose.

  2. Beautiful blue colored gifts for the first week of the Mother's Day countdown. I have shared each on Pinterest and Facebook.

  3. Beautiful blue handmade gift ideas for Mother's Day or anytime. Thank you for sharing my lampwork beads. Shared.

  4. So many gorgeous shades of blue in this wonderful collection. Thank you so much Julie....will be promoting all around.

  5. Beautiful selections, Julie. Thank you for including my Hand Knit Slippers. Shared all.

  6. Julie,

    Thank you for including my blue bar necklace.
    Love the history about the diamonds, by the way B.C. means Before Christ.
    All the handmade creations were shared on Twitter using the hashtag bmecountdown, and on Pinterest pinned on (2020-Mother's day gift countdown).

  7. Wonderful collection of blues. Thank you Julie for including my earrings. Off to share.

  8. Julie - Lovely selection of Blue Handmade for Mother's Day! Thank You for including my "RSS Designs In Fiber Blue Tweed Ladies Cloche Hat" -- Pinned at