Do it yourself necklace design idea

You know I’ve talked about how useful “ornaments” can be. In this context, ornaments are links or charms – components that you use in your jewelry design to add texture, shine, and a bit more complexity to boost your design up another level.

Case in point, this lovely do it yourself necklace design idea! 

I show a sheer sapphire blue rhinestone pendant here – you’ll use your favorite shape and color (or your customer’s favorite!) The textured brass flower is new in my shop and is a wonderful component used as an earring or pendant link (stay tuned, I’ll be showing some more cool ways to use these charms!)

Easy to use, customizeable, and affordable – this is the way it’s supposed to be!

Vintage glass teardrops – DIY pendants and earring beads

I totally lucked out, I’ve been able to resupply these adorable vintage black glass teardrops! I was almost out and thought I wouldn’t be able to get them again. But my Secret Stash Supply Guys were able to find some more, woo hoo!

These are petite, 14x10mm (that’s approx. 5/8″ x 3/8″) – perfect when you want a strong neutral that has presence but not a lot of weight (so, comfy earrings!)

black vintage glass 14x10 rhinestone teardrop pendants or earring jewels

These are great used “as is” for earrings or pendants, but they’re also fab when paired with strong color. Turquoise beads handwired to dangle from your pendant? Great. Red rounds? Check.

You get the idea. Neutral, or colorful – these are so useful! And they’re in great shape for their age (from the packaging, I think 1950s). Practically instant Christmas gifts? Super wear-them-tonight earrings? You got it!

Cyber Monday – buy two get one free!

Just for fun, my Cyber Monday sale will be good from today, November 26, 2018, through midnight on Friday, November 30, 2016. You read that right. I know there are a lot of deals out there – this is my contribution to the pond 🙂

rhinestone beads and jewels for pendants and earrings - shown here are red glass gems

Of course there are more than red glass gems available – I just felt like featuring Christmas-y ones. Remember – buy any two items (pairs, or pendants, or charms) – and get your third item free! Equal or lesser value (but that covers a lot of territory). Just contact me when you buy two items, and say “Cyber Monday sale”, and tell me what your extra gift will be!

Make a couple Christmas gifts – and get the freebie for yourself! Hey, it’s a win-win 🙂

Brass filigree and enamel charms for DIY jewelry

I just restocked a couple of these pretty filigree charms – and wanted to point out how useful they are for your DIY jewelry – and of course, for your Christmas gifts too! Add pretty jewels or charms, and turn them into pendants or earrings with your own special creative touch.

brass filigree and alloy charms available in my shop

Of course there are more charms in my shop – and if there’s one you are searching for and don’t see, just drop me a note!

DIY earring design featuring black diamond rhinestones

Here’s just one recent example of how you can combine these gorgeous deep gray neutral (black diamond) glass jewels. Imagine this style for your new earrings!

black diamond rhinestone teardrops paired with small faceted octagons for DIY earrings

And for that matter – use just one of these combined jewels for a great necklace. Or add more shapes – hmm, I’ll have to revisit that idea and show pics, won’t I? Stay tuned!

Neutral black diamond glass jewels – great for gifts!

I’ve recently gotten in some more of this fabulous neutral glass gem – “black diamond”, or dark gray-bordering-on-black. It always looks good, it goes with practically everything, and it’s great for Christmas gifts!

black diamond glass jewels in my jewelry supplies shop

When you want a little extra drama – that’s easy to use, and flattering? Black diamond works! And stay tuned, I’m going to be trying a few new style ideas. I bet you will too 🙂

Earring design idea – classic brass filigree and rhinestones

I couldn’t resist showing another example of how great earrings can be when they’re made with brass filigree and faceted rhinestones. It’s so useful when you find an “ornament” (charm, filigree, or other element) to pair with your glass jewels – it opens a whole new design dimension.

DIY earring design idea featuring sapphire blue cushion cut rhinestones paired with brass filigree ornaments

The filigrees in this example have a light patina – but deep bronze, or light golden brass, would also be beautiful. And of course you can customize the jewel colors to make your customer – or your mom – or you! – happy 🙂

Inexpensive, easy to create, and customizable – this is a terrific DIY earring design idea!

Jewelry supplies – peach rhinestone connectors

These pretty rhinestone connectors are so useful! I show them in peach here (because I just recently got the color in) – they’re available in a couple dozen more colors too, so you can probably find your favorite. Just ask!

peach rhinestone connector links available in my jewelry supplies shop

I’ll put up a few pics of ways I’m using these pretty connectors – as soon as I get some pics made! But I know you’ll think of some too 🙂

Stay tuned!

DIY earring design – filigree and crystal hearts

I wanted to show you another rhinestone jewel / brass filigree earring design idea. This one’s super romantic – hearts and flowers 🙂

DIY earring design idea featuring brass filigree flower connectors and crystal rhinestone hearts

This is one of my favorites – and I think it’s going to be wonderful with other color hearts (yes ruby red – and sapphire blue – and a few more too!)

Easy to customize with your favorite colors – affordable DIY earrings – and a great Christmas gift idea!

New earring design idea – jewels and filigree :-)

I know it’s not a new concept – brass filigree paired with glass jewels. I do think it’s a pretty great one though – tell me what you think!

earring design idea featuring aqua oval rhinestone jewels paired with brass filigree connectors

Take this basic concept – connectors paired with faceted rhinestones in prong settings. Then customize it – teardrop shapes, or your (customer’s) favorite color – you know the possibilities are endless!

It doesn’t have to cost a lot, and it doesn’t have to be fussy and difficult. Just pretty and fun to wear!