Red glass gems – a BOGO sale in time for Christmas :-)

Red crystal rhinestones with pretty faceting – these are always gorgeous for jewelry, and red is such a Christmas color! You’re going to love these to use for Christmas jewelry 🙂

red glass jewels for your do it yourself jewelry

The pic here just shows a few of the gorgeous red glass jewels I have available in my shop right now. I’m offering a special BOGO sale – buy one, get one free – just for this weekend (and a bit longer). These are pretty popular, so you might want to take advantage of this sale!

This offer is limited to supplies on hand, and it’s good through midnight on Monday, November 30, 2020.

P.S. Another p.s. (I know, I do that a lot) – just a reminder that coming not too far after Christmas, is Valentine’s Day. Just saying 🙂

Clear crystal pendant in DYI necklace design idea

This do it yourself necklace design idea features clear crystal sparkle and golden brass – proving you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a lovely piece of jewelry 🙂

clear rhinestone pendant is the focus of this do it yourself necklace design idea

And I’m doing another BOGO – buy one, get one free – sale, just because it’s a great time to offer a deal. When you buy one of these clear rhinestone pendants, 25x18mm, you can send a “note to seller” and request a second pendant (or clear pair of glass jewels) to go with. Add your own creative ideas, adapt as you will, and make gifts for Christmas – or a pretty piece of jewelry for yourself!

Of course I have to add, this offer is limited to supplies on hand, and it’s good through midnight on Monday, November 30, 2020.

P.S. A little “plus” – clear crystal, and golden brass? You know this is going to look great year-round. Christmas necklace today – and great with a cotton sundress a few months down the road!

Red glass jewels for Christmas – and a BOGO sale!

Yes, red is a Christmas color. That’s one of the reasons we’re looking specially at red teardrop jewels right now. But red’s gorgeous year-round and flattering to most people – that’s another (good) reason to keep it in mind.

red glass pear or teardrop shape jewels in my shop right now - and there are more too

And hey, just for a little extra incentive – mention this blog post when you buy, and you get a second pair of jewels (or pendant) free! The best kind of BOGO – useful *right now*. Limited to supplies on hand, and good through midnight on Monday, November 23, 2020.

Do it yourself jewelry for gifts, for friends, for customers. This is a great Christmas gift idea!

DIY Earrings for Christmas gifts :-)

Of course these earrings wouldn’t have to be (just) for Christmas. They look good and you’ll wear them anytime. But they feel more Christmas-y because of the vivid red glass jewels. You know I think using jewels in prong settings, and adding chain for movement and texture, is a fine way to make earrings 🙂

Just to show you what I mean:

Christmas earring design idea featuring red cushion cut octagon jewels and silver plated brass chain

Naturally you could use any color or shape glass jewels. It’s just that the red is so pretty – and appropriate – this time of year!

Do it yourself jewelry. Make Christmas gifts they’ll love. And save money. See, this is a great Christmas idea!

DIY Earrings – new combo :-)

Okay, first, these are not just “Christmas earrings” or pendants. Emerald green is one of the most flattering colors you can choose, especially if it’s for a gift and you don’t know the person’s favorite color. Emerald is easy to wear, it doesn’t have sallow or yellow undertones, which can be tricky. So when in doubt? Emerald, or maybe turquoise, are super choices. And we just happen to have both those colors in this DIY earring design idea 😉

DIY earring design idea featuring aqua vintage glass ovals and emerald green faceted octagons

You’ll notice I’m using one of my favorite “tricks” (it’s not really) – combining opaque glass cabochons (the vintage aqua ovals) with faceted sparkling glass – the emerald green octagons. It’s just another example of “everything doesn’t have to be matchy-matchy”. And by accident (I didn’t notice until I was actually taking the pics!) I have them in two different color settings – patina brass for the emerald, and golden raw brass for the ovals.

You’re not supposed to do that – combine different color settings and all. Well darn. Why not try it?

Christmas Earring ideas :-)

Really I was just playing with stones on my worktable, and getting a few new pics. Then I happened to place these together – and love them! Christmas colors of vivid red and emerald green, and a combination of the opaque smooth jewels and faceted emerald rounds – these totally work and they’re just so, well, so Christmas!

Christmas earring design idea featuring red vintage glass ovals and emerald green faceted chaton jewels

And if you order the cherry red ovals, you can send me a “note to seller” and request a pair of the emeralde green rounds – for free! Obviously it’s only while supplies last, and only for a few days – till midnight on October 30, 2020. But hey, what a cool Christmas earring idea!

Clear vintage glass hearts for pendants and earrings

These clear glass heart jewels are one of my very favorites – and I just got a new supply. These are vintage, so the supply isn’t endless – I was thrilled to get more! And the quality is terrific. Let’s just put it right out there – these are Christmas presents without having to do any work 🙂

clear vintage glass heart pendants or earrings for great Christmas gift ideas

And yes, these are wonderful for pendants and earrings year-round. And we haven’t even talked (yet) about how perfect they are for brides. But right now? Christmas is coming. Make it easy on yourself. Your besties, your relatives, your customers – they will all love these.

DIY Christmas earrings design idea

I meant to post this earlier and I think my brain went away or something. It’s a simple DIY earring design idea – with a bit of sparkle, and a bit of Christmas green – great for holiday jewelry!

emerald glass octagons and clear navette crystals in a new DIY earring design

Of course you can use your favorite colors, and play with different shapes too. The basic idea is that you can mix colors and shapes and create some very fun earrings!

And as always – saving money on your jewelry and making Christmas gifts is a great year-round idea 😉

New design for 2020 holiday earrings!

I have an easy earring design for your 2020 holiday earrings today – and if you check out this blog from time to time you’ll recognize two of my favorite elements.

I grabbed these from my worktable – sapphire teardrops in a medium 14x10mm size – and cable chains. The teardrops are inverted, so they point toward the chains. A tiny difference here that I’m going to use more often? Two different chain colors.

sapphire blue teardrops and multi color chains in a new DIY earring design

One of the main advantages to these multicolor chains is that once you wear jewelry with more than one color metal – every piece of jewelry you own that has metal, can be said to coordinate! No need to wear only silver or only gold. Plus it’s just fun.

Honestly, the different colors of the chains don’t show up as much as I’d like – I’m going to play with this some more. It’s such a useful design direction!

Black glass jewels – and a BOGO sale

You know I do these every so often – BOGO sales, buy-one-get-one-free sales. Of course it’s a bid to attract new customers – or give a special deal to customers who are checking my blog. It works for me either way. I like to remind my customers of some of the great deals they can get in my shop – and I want new customers to see, and find, the quality and value I try hard to maintain 🙂

And all of a sudden it’s Fall (temp dropped 30-40 degrees in the last 2 days!) and winter is coming. And holidays. And black is always hot, right?

black glass jewels available in my shop

I would bet each of us could use a new pair of black earrings – and that includes your besties, and mom, and you. So from now until midnight on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, when you order any black glass jewels in my shop (pair of jewels, or pendant) you get a second pair free. After you order, just leave a “Note to Seller” and tell me the freebie you want. Equal or lesser value and all that, and limited to supplies on hand. There, that’s the official stuff.

The fun stuff is new jewelry at a great price!