Halloween jewelry – Black and orange glass jewels :-)

No, this isn’t the “monsters on a chain” type Halloween jewelry. It’s actually pretty jewelry – that you can wear anywhere – only in black and orange, because it’s getting close to that time of year and hey, who doesn’t wear orange and black, just for fun, around Halloween time?

Halloween jewelry design idea featuring black glass jewels and vintage orange teardrops

The orange teardrops are vintage glass cabochons – the black 10mm round rivoli jewels are new glass gems. I show them in different settings colors (silver plated brass, and golden brass) – because that’s when I had when I went to take a pic. Of course you can match the settings colors…

…or not, as you like. That’s the fun part of making your own jewelry. You can make exactly what you want (and you don’t have to spend a lot of money!)

DIY necklace design idea – use your pretty colors!

I just wanted to share another example of how a simple concept – oval glass jewels in two-ring (connector) settings – can make a fabulous piece of jewelry!

DIY necklace design idea featuring aqua sheer glass jewels and silver chain

I’m going to do a “fussy” design one of these days, because of course those can be wonderful. But clean-lined design with strong, faceted elements, can really work – you see what I mean!

DIY chandlier earrings design idea

And as always, it’s the details that make the difference. Tiny, pretty aqua rhinestones are set in patina brass or golden (raw) brass prong settings. The brass filigrees are a restock in my shop – my customers have been loving them and I totally agree – the flower filigree is so pretty!

DIY earring design idea featuring aqua rhinestone gems and brass filigree flowers

Link the filigree flower connectors and gems with sturdy little jump rings, add earwires, and your fantastic chandelier earrings are ready to wear. And of course you can customize them with your own details – colors, gem shapes, and extra details you’ll think of and I didn’t. Still – the basic idea totally works – and they’re doable and affordable and you will love wearing them! Or gifting them.

And the earrings are gorgeous!

Tiny rhinestones – new color! BOGO sale :-)

Just got in new peach rhinestones – only have one pic so far but there will be more coming. It’s a darling color!

DIY earring design idea featuring amethyst vintage glass jewels and tiny peach rhinestones

These tiny peach stones are lovely in three-jewel connectors as shown – or anyplace we use a tiny (20ss, 4mm) faceted rhinestone. And this week (through August 10, 2018 at midnight) – any glass beads with two jewels (or three!) that you purchase with peach rhinestones? You can request a second pair for free 🙂

I figure that’s a nice way to introduce a new color – a BOGO freebie – and honestly? These are just lovely! (Did you say your mom’s birthday is coming up? Yes, you’re getting a good idea!)

BOGO sale – Rivoli faceted glass jewels in Fall 2018 Colors

Okay, I have to admit – “fall 2018” colors means… Colors 🙂 I love how marketers talk about trending colors (predicting them I mean), and how this color or that color will be Hot next season.

Well maybe. Personally, I think colors that look good *on you* are the colors that are going to trend for you. Marketers won’t make money off that prediction. But the colors that are in fashion this season, or next season, or any season – are the ones you like!

rivoli faceted 10mm round glass jewels in my online jewelry supplies shop

So I just got in some restocks and fresh supplies of gorgeous rivoli-faceted round glass jewels – and I think they’re going to Trend just fine 🙂

And from August 1, 2018 through midnight on August 4, 2018, when you buy one pair, you get one pair free 🙂 (You have to mention this post when you order, to get the freebie!)

Great glass beads – a BOGO sale – sparkling color – you’ll love it!

Deal of the Day – Montana Sapphire glass jewels on sale

This week only! Buy one pair of montana sapphire (navy blue) glass jewels from my shop, and you can choose a second pair for free!

montana sapphire 18x13 octagon glass beads

montana sapphire or navy blue glass jewels in my shop.... and a deal of the day sale

Yes you read that right! From July 23, 2018, through midnight on July 28, 2018, you get a free pair of jewels (equal or lesser value, you know how that works) whenever you buy a pair of montana sapphire jewels.

And you get to choose your freebie. Because that’s always fun 😉

DIY earring design idea – fuschia and crystal glass jewels

So there are a couple reasons I think this DIY earring design idea is special. For one thing, deep fuschia pink and crystal? Fuschia doesn’t always work – but when it does, it really does. And what color isn’t even better paired with sparkle?

DIY earring design idea featuring fuschia vintage glass pears paired with crystal ovals

And the combination of textures here – the smooth teardrops paired with the faceted ovals – adds a touch of complexity (while still being quick and easy to do).

A (super) added plus – the fuschia pears are vintage. They’re from the 1950s I think – the original packaging has the importer’s telephone number – and there is no area code, it predates that. So we’re going back a ways 🙂

And these are great. Used “as is” or with the faceted crystal ovals, or with your own special combo, you’re going to have a terrific pair of DIY earrings!

Clearance sale! Leaf spray links or charms

Yes, you read that right. These cute leaf spray links with two loops are on clearance sale! They’re antiqued-bronze finish over base metal – not precious, just pretty! And now they’re on super clearance sale in my shop 🙂

bronze finish leaf spray nature links or charms

DIY earring design idea featuring leaf spray links and crystal diamond glass jewels

The second pic is just one suggestion of how these leaf links could be used – you can see it’s an easy DIY earring design idea. I know you’ll come up with your own special design – and now you can do it when the links are on sale!

Just while supplies last – you might not to wait too long. Besides, the clearance sale section is always fun to check out!

Blue zircon rhinestone octagons for DIY jewelry designs

I recently got in some new blue zircon rhinestone octagons in petite 10mm x 8mm size. These are perfect for glass connectors in two-ring prong settings – they’re also adorable small pendants and earring drops. And this gives you a size comparison for the three sizes I have in stock.

blue zircon rhinestone octagons in three sizes.... available at weekendjewelry1.etsy.com

Partly the pic just helps to show scale. How big IS the 18x13mm size compared to the 10x8mm? Well you can see that here. You can also play with ideas, of combining the small stones with one larger centerpiece, for example…. or use all three sizes in a fantastic pendant or pair of earrings… or, well, you get the idea. Play with jewelry design ideas! Your imagination is free – and the stones are pretty inexpensive too 🙂

Vintage blue dress is adorable!

I just had to show you this great dress I found! I was actually looking for summer dresses – and this one could be worn in summer – but honestly you could wear it year-round, which is even better. But really, the best part of this dress is that it’s a bit unusual, it’s lovely, it’s affordable, and did I mention it’s so cute? I mean come on, that matters!

vintage blue dress at Kitten Surprise Vintage

It’s available at Kitten Surprise Vintage at Etsy, and the owner/curator Marjorie really knows how to find vintage goodies! Not to mention, her prices are good-to-terrific, and she includes clear pics that show the details you need to make an informed online buying decision.

Bottom line though – is she’s got great stuff – and this dress? Love it!