Amethyst purple glass jewels – February birthstone

And this is just a peek at some of the amethyst purple glass and rhinestone jewels I have available in my shop right now. Using birthstone colors is one of the easiest ways to customize your jewelry items. Just, you know, mentioning that 🙂

amethyst glass jewels and rhinestones available in my online shop

I’ll be posting a few DIY jewelry design ideas – and some special Deals of the Day – with amethyst in mind. Stay tuned!

(And if you’re in a hurry, send me a note and ask about my Buy One Get One Free offer for next week!)(Seriously!)

Prom Jewels – DIY earrings

This pair of rhinestone jewels is one of my absolute favorite choices for prom jewelry. They’re not just clear crystal (which is just a little too bridal). But they’re still light-color, girly, and sparkly. They’re large enough to have great presence but not so big that they’re uncomfortable. And the “light colorado topaz” teardrops are often called “champagne” color 🙂

golden tan or champagne or light colorado topaz rhinestone teardrops paired with tiny crystal rhinestones for great prom jewelry

And champagne strikes me as very prom-ish. Just saying!

(Do it yourself prom jewelry? Why not? You’ll look great, and you’ll save money, which means you’ll have more money for That. Gorgeous. Dress!)

January birthstone color is Garnet

And if you have a birthday girl in January, you might want to know that you can get lovely, affordable, rhinestone garnet jewels for fabulous earrings – just for example, like these:

garnet rhinestone pear jewels combined with rhinestone connectors for a great DIY earring design idea

Of course there are lots of different styles – and color combinations – you could invent (and I know you’re thinking of some of them already!) This design idea is just a starting place 🙂

Garnet rhinestones for January birthday gifts – a great DIY earring design idea to spark your creative juices – this is a great way to start the year!

Let’s have a wonderful 2018!

Let’s face it, we need it. There is so much to worry about, and most of us are just trying to do the best we can, love our families, pay our bills, and have a little fun along the way. Simple, human goals, and sometimes it seems like the Powers That Be are conspiring to make all that impossible.

So I figure we should do our best to make it possible. Love each other as best we can, appreciate our friends and our neighbors, get involved in our communities, and try to be kind. All things to aspire to, yes?

And have a few little pretties along the way, to share with friends, loved ones, and treat ourselves. That’s where I’m at this year.

And hey, here’s a glimpse few of the DIY glass pretties I hope you can enjoy 🙂

glass and rhinestone jewels available in my onine jewelry supplies shop

Happy new year!

Red rhinestone jewels

Vivid red rhinestone glass gems are perfect for Christmas – and actually, you could get them in time (but it’d be close). But you know, red is also the color for Valentine’s Day. And if you’re thinking of making some gifts – or creating some jewelry for sale – Valentine’s Day isn’t very far off!

red glass jewels for Christmas and Valentines Day jewelry

So – maybe we can put our thinking cap on and start thinking of the new year. And Valentine’s Day. And DIY Valentine’s Day jewelry for those we love 🙂

Vintage glass jewels – cherry red ovals and black teardrops

The glass jewels shown in this DIY earring design idea are all vintage glass: the cherry red ovals were made in post-war Japan, and the black rhinestone teardrops are West German, from the early 1960s I believe. I’m relying on the original packaging for that guesstimate – they were originally sold by the half gross, and wrapped in paper. That paper had the importer’s business name, address, and telephone number printed on it. The phone number had no area code – the phone number was something like, RIVERSIDE 8635. (I’m going on memory here, don’t have the paper anymore.)

Now that’s vintage 🙂

black teardrop vintage glass beads paired with cherry red ovals made in post war Japan

These are very handsome jewels, in great shape, and the opaque colors are bold and strong when you’re not in the mood for sparkly and delicate.

(They’d be great for Christmas, too. Just, you know, in case.)

Pink glass jewels – Deal of the Day

I was thinking of your besties – or your bridesmaids next spring! Or any reason you want some pretty pink jewels. For this new “Deal of the Day” – buy any pink rhinestone jewels from my shop and get another jewel, or pair of jewels, free. Equal or lesser value and all that.

Like these pretty rhinestones:

pink rhinestone octagon earring jewels paired with tiny rhinestones in a multi stone setting

Wouldn’t those be lovely for your bridesmaids? Or your best friend? Or your mom?

Or you, of course!

So for December 14, 2017 – all day – buy any pink jewels and let me know what you’d like for your freebie. Because you can 🙂

DIY earring design idea – glass jewels and brass charms

And this is another example of how you can easily combine brass charms – in this case, tiny golden brass acorn charms – with glass jewels. Voila! A DIY earring design idea which of course you are welcome to use – and adapt to your own sense of style.

DIY earring design idea with tiny brass acorn charms and golden tan rhinestone jewels

I’ll try to remember to make this into an actual pair of earrings, not just a design “sketch” – so you can see that these components are tiny. The earrings would be delicate – and small – and of course totally lightweight and comfortable.

And pretty, and affordable. Don’t want to forget that part 🙂

Take this jewelry design idea and adapt it – that’s the fun part!

Brass filigree flowers and topaz teardrops

The “topaz teardrops” in the title are actually the color known as “light colorado topaz” – it’s a gentle golden tan. I just wanted to show another example of how well these brass filigree flowers work, when paired with rhinestone teardrops, to make a fabulous pair of earrings!

brass filigree flowers paired with light colorado topaz rhinestone teardrops ...to make terrific DIY earrings

These would totally work year-round. Imagine with your fave swimsuit! Or on New Year’s Eve. Or anywhere in between.

Easy to make – just add jump rings and earwires. Or make them more intricate in your own special design. This is the way DIY jewelry is supposed to work: simple to create, affordable – and beautiful 🙂

New BOGO deal of the day – December birthstones!

Okay, I should correct that – it’s December birthstone *color* glass jewels that are on sale. I don’t have any precious tanzanite or zircon in my shop – but I’ve got some wonderful blue zircon, aqua, and turquoise glass cabochons and jewels available. They’re lovely, and affordable, and they are now on a BOGO sale!

aqua, turquoise and blue zircon rhinestone beads and jewels available at Weekend Jewelry

So for December 4, 2017, when you purchase any aqua or blue zircon glass jewels, you get a second pair of equal or lesser value free. And you choose that second pair 🙂

Wonderful for Christmas gifts – personalized jewelry for your customers – or a pretty pair of earrings for yourself. Just mention this BOGO offer when you order, and get your second pair of jewels free!