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!

Ball end earwires – BOGO sale!

These “ball end” earwires are easy to use, in a popular antique bronze (brass) finish, and way affordable! And right now, they’re on sale in my shop.

antique brass ball end earwires on sale

For one day only (yes, a new Deal of the Day) – December 1, 2017 – when you buy one listing of these attractive earwires, you get another listing for free. One listing is 10 pairs – so your BOGO sale is buy one listing – and get 20 pairs of earwires! This will be fabulous for your Christmas gifts – and sales, too 🙂

Rhinestone teardrops and brass filigree

Rhinestone teardrop jewels, and brass filigree charms or connectors – these are two of the most popular jewelry components today. Combine them and you’ve got some lovely, easy to make, DIY jewelry 🙂

Take a look at this sample jewelry design idea:

Jewelry design idea featuring emerald green rhinestone earring jewels paired with brass filigree flower connectors

Of course this basic idea can be adapted in all sorts of ways. Customize with birthstone color glass jewels (inexpensive but gorgeous!) Or change the filigree connectors for a different style or color. The thing is, you can make it totally your design – and still have easy to make, inexpensive DIY earrings or pendants.

Just in time for Christmas gifts!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick note this morning, to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving – I hope you’re spending it with family and friends – people who make you happy.

Don’t work too hard in the kitchen – share the chores if you can. People are more important than fancy dishes 🙂

And just because, a little reminder that when it’s Thanksgiving, party season isn’t far behind! And you can always save money when you do it yourself – with sparkling glass and rhinestone gems for gifts, for yourself, for pretty bling to wear anytime 🙂

rhinestone earrings made with glass gems from weekendjewelry.com online jewelry supplies shop

End of commercial – back to your regularly scheduled fun Thanksgiving!

The November birthstone color, golden topaz, for personalized jewelry

There’s still time to get some pretty golden topaz rhinestones for your November birthday gifts (well if you’re in the U.S. anyway… it’d be a bit of a stretch for overseas). And using the birthstone color is a simple, pretty way to personalize your jewelry gifts!

golden topaz rhinestone earrings or pendants available at weekendjewelry.com

Yes, it seems almost too good to be true – add leverbacks or french earwires and your DIY earrings are ready! (And if you need clip-on earring components just let me know, we can do that).

You can fuss some other time, and spend a lot more money. But you don’t need to. Make a pretty pendant necklace or personalized earrings for your gift-ee. She’ll love them 🙂

Peridot green vintage glass gems – BOGO sale

These beautiful glass jewels are vintage rhinestones I found a while back and was lucky enough to be able to restock – not always possible with true vintage. I love this sheer, clean color – peridot green without too much “lime” in the green – a super flattering shade and a customer favorite.

peridot green sheer vintage rhinestone earrings or pendant jewels are 18x13mm teardrops

These are probably the most popular style jewel I have available – teardrops that are large enough to be fabulous for earrings or pendants – but not so big they’re too heavy. These are 18x13mm teardrops – that’s approx. 3/4″ x 1/2″.

And if you mention this post, you get a BOGO sale price – buy this pair and get a second pair free. (Note – you can choose another color for your second – free – pair of jewels, if you like. Equal or lesser value, you know the drill!) And this offer is good for a full week – November 12, 2017 through November 19, 2017! You might not want to wait – this special offer is only while supplies last. (As of this writing I still have almost 2 dozen pairs left.)

These make wonderful Christmas gifts – and if you need gift earrings for an August birthday girl, these are her birthstone color!

Happy Halloween!

Really that’s all. That’s what I’m thinking about today. Life is a challenge for all of us these days (I suppose it always is, but it really feels like more right now, yknow?) So we need to enjoy the everyday things. Or the everyday Special things: like Halloween. We’ve got candy ready for the kids, we’ve got glow-in-the-dark bracelets, and a big ghost (and witch) out front. So – everybody – have a wonderful, safe, fun, yummy Halloween!

Oh sure, I have to post some pretty glass jewels. And these are orange and black, so they’re in the Halloween mood, right?

DIY earring design featuring orange vintage glass teardrops paired with black rivoli glass jewels

It’s a little late to purchase these jewels for Halloween… but you can always combine new colors – that’s always fun. Orange and green? Black and red? Red and green? (Think about Christmas – I know you are, already!)

Meanwhile – fun is what this whole day should be about. Enjoy!