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!

Stainless steel chain and jewelry findings

I’m getting in a new line of supplies – so I can offer stainless steel chain and basic jewelry findings in my Etsy shop. Once I’m sure about my supply line, and have field-tested the stainless steel, look for them in my store!

“Field test”, you ask? Well of course. This is a new line for me and I want to be sure the quality is as good as it’s supposed to be – and reliable. My main supply vendors purchase from several sources – U.S. I know, as well as UK, Thailand I think, China, and probably others I don’t know about. I’ve had wonderful quality – usually – but I also test 🙂

This is the first thing I’ve made for myself from my new chain 🙂

stainless steel chain bracelet with lobster clasp - custom sized

Just testing, you understand. I’ve been wearing it for a week – haven’t taken it off at all, and that includes swimming, washing dishes (by hand, darn it), playing with the dogs, raking leaves, as well as ordinary domestic stuff like vacuuming and laundry which doesn’t really affect jewelry but is a chore all the same 🙂

So far so good – no residue, no damage, nothing bad: I think I’ve got good stuff. Stay tuned!

Olivine glass rounds and teardrops for DIY earrings

Yes this is another DIY earring design idea! Simple, classy, and very pretty 🙂

DIY earring design featuring olivine rivoli faceted round glass jewels paired with olivine vintage teardrops

This is a closeup, so these jewels look sizeable – actually, they are small(ish). The round rivoli faceted gems are 8mm in diameter (which is between 1/4″ and 3/8″). The teardrops are a bit over 1/2″ long – they’re petite. Paired together, the earrings would be maybe 1-1/4″ long – yet as you can see, they have great presence.

So – easy to make, in a very interesting and wearable color that’s a bit unusual. The round jewels are new, the teardrops are vintage. A super combo – and affordable too.

I bet you have someone on your Christmas list who would love these. Or, what can I say, they’d be fabulous on…you!

Earring design idea with brass filigree and glass jewels

I thought these two components worked beautifully together! I’m loving the art-deco styled filigrees here, and with the two rings or loops it’s super easy to make fab earrings!

earring design idea featuring brass filigree connectors and round vitrail glass gems

It’s so cool that we can make pretty earrings with easy to use components – I’m lazy, I don’t want to work too hard!

(Hint – which you don’t need – this idea would be easy to customize for your giftee or customer. Use their birthstone colors, or fave shape – you get the idea!)