Christmas Jewels

Yes, it seems a little early to be thinking about Christmas! But you know, if you’re going to make Christmas presents – or even more, if you’re going to make jewelry you hope to sell for Christmas gifts – it’s definitely time!

emerald green and vivid red oval glass jewels for Christmas earrings

Of course this is just one example of how you could combine “Christmas colors” into a pretty and fun pair of earrings. And I’ll be showing more in the next few days. But even more – this is just to get your creative juices ticking. Combine unusual colors – or go classic with red and green.

Think of combos, sizes and shapes that your best friend would love – that your sister would love – or your mom. (And hey – that YOU would love!)

Don’t spend a lot of money – but rather, spend a little time inventing and creating. Creativity + low cost. This is a great idea for Christmas!

Glass jewel earring styles – in multi stone settings

“Multi stone settings” are a great way to customize your jewelry. As you can see in the examples shown below, there are several different styles you can select – and in almost all cases, you can also choose the colors of the jewels you prefer!

faceted glass earring and pendant jewels in multi stone settings

The small octagon setting at lower right could have, for example, red octagons – and emerald green tiny stones, just for Christmas fun! The teardrop earrings could be in crystal-with-crystal gems for a bride – or deep amethyst teardrops with pink tiny round stones. Lovely!

You get the idea – you can easily customize these colors and styles to suit your mom, your bestie, or your customer. And it’s so much fun to play with colors!

And I almost forgot – when you order, mention this post and get a BOGO (buy one pair, get one free) deal, good through Sunday, September 12, 2021. Just saying!

Heart Stamping Tags – Make Personalized Jewelry!

Stamping tags are a wonderful way to add a personalized touch to your jewelry. I just got in these cute heart shaped tags and I’m going to make some gifts!

golden brass heart shaped stamping tags for personalized jewelry

Add them to small jewels or beads to make personalized earrings, or perhaps to a pendant. Or use several to spell out the name of your bestie. Or make presents with the initials of her kids.

You get the idea – there are lots of fun, easy ways to make personalized jewelry!

(I’m going to add a few pics in the days coming up – just showing examples of some of my favorite designs!)

Montana Sapphire Navy Blue Vintage Oval Glass Gems

Back in my shop! I love these navy blue oval glass gems for Fall (or anytime of course). They’re a deep blue, sheer with no foil backing, so they’re a little smoky but still catch the light. Love them!

navy blue or montana sapphire vintage oval glass beads

They’re great for earrings “as is”, of course. Also – bracelet links, glass connectors, necklace “chains” – you name it! When I get a chance I’ll post some more pics of them in use.

And as you know I like to do – there’s a BOGO sale (buy one, get one free). From now through midnight on Friday, September 3, 2021, just mention to me when you order that you’d like a free pair. It’s that simple!

While supplies last. You know: don’t wait too long!

Clear Glass Bracelet Design Idea – and a Special Offer

I made this bracelet to see how these totally clear glass cabochons would work as a bracelet. Their only color comes from the settings, and they’re not faceted – so how would they look? Would they have any sparkle?

clear glass octagon bracelet

And the answer is yes!

Now about that special I mentioned above! When you click on the pic you’ll find the clear octagons. The bracelet as shown is made with ten octagons. If you want to make this bracelet, you’d need 5 pairs. But if you order 4 pairs, just mention to me when you order that you’d like a free pair! It’s that simple.

Offer good through August 31, 2021 at midnight. Have fun making your bracelet! I think you’ll love it.

New DIY Earring Design Idea

Last night I tried this combination of amethyst and emerald glass jewels – and discovered it was fabulous!

this isn’t a color combination you necessarily expect to see – which I think is one great reason to try it. Also – if I had a fabulous purple sweater, I’d definitely try it with dark green skirt or pants. They aren’t “matching” but they would complement each other. And it’s just fun to try new colors!

Like these. Really, aside from being a fun combo, it reminds us to TRY stuff. Can’t hurt. Might be great!

Crystal Glass Gems – on sale!

Crystal rhinestone gems are a jeweler’s secret weapon. When they’re well cut (and these are) they have a wonderful clarity and sparkle. They always look good. They are always in style. They make wonderful jewelry for brides – or for any special occasion. And for this week, in my shop they’re on sale!

Click on the pic to find more styles – the ones in the pic are a small sample of the styles I have available right now! For this sale, when you buy one pair (or pendant) – you get one free! Just let me know which freebie you want, when you order.

Remember, through midnight on Saturday, August 21, 2021, and only while supplies last – you buy one, get one free!

Peridot Glass Gems – BOGO sale!

And these are more peridot glass gems in my shop right now:

They’re also part of the BOGO (buy one get one free) sale through Saturday, August 14, 2021 – when you buy peridot glass gems from my Etsy shop, you can get a free pair or pendant. Send me a note to tell me which freebie you want (and click on the pic to find more styles available).

Just thought I’d show them off!

Peridot Glass Gems – great August gift ideas!

The birthstone gem for August is peridot. And it’s already August, so this idea is for those of us (yeah, I never do this) who need a nice birthday gift NOW. So – make a pretty pair of earrings or pendant. Peridot green, the August color. And they’re on sale in my shop!

For the next week – through Saturday, August 14, 2021 – when you buy peridot glass gems from my Etsy shop, you can get a free pair or pendant! Equal or lesser value is the only catch – and you have to mention this blog post (which is how you know about the sale!)

There are lots more peridot glass gems in my shop than are shown in this pic – just click on the pic to see more. And don’t wait, it’s only while my supplies last – and you’ve got that birthday girl to gift!

(Tell her I said happy birthday too. Just because!)

Black Glass Pendant and Earring Beads – on Sale!

Let’s try an actual list of positives here:

(1) Black goes with everything. Well, pretty much.

(2) Black is always in style. Again – pretty much (or always, I think I was right the first time).

(3) Fall is coming and darker colors work great in Fall.

(4) Not to mention if you make gifts, specially when you don’t know your giftee’s “favorite color” – black always works.

(5) Right now, these wonderful pendant and earring jewels are on sale!

It’s easy – buy that pendant anytime this week (through Saturday, July 31) – and you get the round earring jewels for free! The only catch is you have to mention this blog post. Easy peasy!

(Good while supplies last, this week only – you know the drill)