Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Mother's Day Countdown 2022 Week 3 Midweek Famous Mothers


Marie Curie might be best known as the Mother of Modern Physics, but she has many firsts under her belt. She was the only woman to win the Nobel Prize more than once, as well as the person who coined the phrase ‘radioactivity’. Her work in isolating radioactive isotopes revealed the elements radium and polonium.  These discoveries allowed her to create an x-ray service that could be used in the field during WWI.

Her daughter, Irene, went on to follow her mother into science and was a Nobel Laureate in Physics and Chemistry by her own right.

Marie’s other daughter, Eva, was a journalist, pianist and American author.

In 1934, Marie died from leukemia brought on by her work with radioactive materials. Today, her notebooks are still radioactive, so they are held in lead boxes in storage.

While shopping for your Mother's Day gifts, don't forget handmade gift ideas for Mom. Here are some great gift ideas for your Mom, Grandmom, Auntie and anyone else you honor as Mother. 

Paris Party Centerpieces in Pink for Birthday, Baby Shower or Bridal Shower

Adore by Nat

Hibiscus and Hot Lilies 5 x 7 Note Card Art Greeting cards


Sheet Music Cabochon Pendant Necklace And Earrings

The Singing Beader

Bronze Butterfly and Bee Charm Necklace, Handmade Victorian Style Patina Jewelry

Victorian Style Treasures

Pink Necklace - Shades of Pink Necklace


Floral Lampwork Bracelet w Golden/Silver Shadow Crystals

Magdalene Jewels 

Pink Roses Earrings, Flowers Lampwork Lightweight Handmade Jewelry

Shadow Dog Designs 

Pink Or Red Rose Wall Art Portrait Handmade From Oak Plywood

Kev's Krafts 

Flamingo Bangle Bracelets for Women with Charms Adjustable

Blue Morning Expressions 

Don't see what you're looking for?

Here are some more places to shop handmade from these artists:

If you have something special in mind for Mom, then ask one of the artists on this page to bring your vision to life with a custom work of art just for Mom. 

Happy shopping,
Julie and Little Harry


  1. Thank you, Julie for including my pink music jewelry set with all these other pretty pink handmade gifts for Mother's Day. It's so nice reading about famous, brilliant woman and mothers from long ago. They certainly should be honored! Shared each item and the blog on Facebook.

  2. Another interesting piece about another fascinating woman / mother. Thanks for sharing about Marie Curie. And thanks for sharing my pink flower earrings (am sure the dangles look very familiar!). Will share the blog and the items. Treats to the Handsome Florida Dog from Snoozin' in the Sun Moose.

  3. Lovely items in this post by talented artists!

  4. Thank you Julie for another interesting, informative article on Women who made a difference in History! Truly they should be honored this Mother's Day..
    Thank you for including my Floral Lampwork Bracelet among your treasures.

  5. Another wonderful article, Julie. Thanks for sharing the story of Marie and her daughters. Brilliant ladies. Thank you for including my Paris centerpieces among these beautiful pink creations. Off to share.

  6. I've always loved Marie Curie. Thanks for including my Shades of Pink necklace. Pinning and tweeting.

  7. Thank you Julie for the article on Marie Curie. Very interesting details. All have been pinned, tweeted and hash-tagged.

  8. Did a little promo for Twitter! Happy sales, all! :)