DIY bridal earrings – and save money !

This is an example of some beautiful bridal earrings that are easy to make yourself 🙂

These white glass cabochon earrings have tiny rhinestones – and you can customize the color. This means you can create your earrings combining bridal white, and the color of your bridesmaids’ dresses. So pretty!

So now you see one more way to make your own wedding jewelry – and save money too!

Beaded Necklace with Pendant – DIY Jewelry Design Idea

Here’s another example of how you can combine classic jewelry-making tecniques with simple, strong elements – to create a fabulous necklace that you can totally customize:

The necklace “chain” shown here is made with navy blue pearls, hand-wired together to make the necklace length you prefer. The pendant is a faceted rhinestone teardrop. Combine the hand-wired chain, the teardrop pendant, and decide how you can customize your design (colors? more strands? a cluster at the pendant?) Play with ideas here 🙂

An idea I thought of after I combined these elements… if you don’t want to take the time to hand-wire your beads to make this chain (it’s not a difficult technique, but to do it carefully takes time) – you could buy a simple beaded necklace with no pendant. That beaded necklace could be glass, pearls, crystals, you name it – it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Then add your pendant with jump rings, or bails. Presto: your necklace is unique, and it’s yours, and it’s great!

DIY Necklace Design Idea

And speaking of necklaces, and like that: I love it when combining simple, “ordinary” elements can create such a lovely piece of jewelry. Like this one:

The necklace is made of simple, well-made black beads (in this instance they’re black hematite, but they could easily be onyx, or black glass, or ceramic). The idea is that the beads are strong, and simple, and don’t compete with the pendant. And the pendant is a fabulous bright red rhinestone oval that measures a bit over 1″ high. Not huge, but look at the impact!

That’s the beauty of designing your own jewelry – for yourself for gifts. You can customize colors, materials, and sizes – how bold you want to be, or how delicate. Do it yourself, save money, and make exactly what you want!

Do it yourself necklace design idea – welcome to 2019!

Happy new year! I hope you all had a fun New Year’s Eve, a peaceful New Year’s Day, and are all set for a fun 2019!

Hey, it’s a terrific goal. And of course I think that 2019 should include making your own jewelry – for yourself, for gifts, and for customers too. It’s so easy to get started, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot! Just for example, think how easy it will be to customize this do-it-yourself necklace design idea.p>

The pendant can be your customer’s favorite color – and the golden brass round tags, stamped with her initial. Add more than one, for her kids’ names! (Yes she’d love it!) Start with this basic design, and add your own creative ideas – make it your own!

Do it yourself – and save – and make people happy with their gifts and purchases! That’s a good goal for 2019, too 🙂

DIY earring design idea – easy and pretty!

I deliberately chose “non Christmas” colors for this earring design idea, though of course earrings made with these rhinestone jewel clusters would be a wonderful Christmas present. I just wanted to illustrate the idea that pretty colors are good all year round! The main color here is peridot green, which is the August birthstone color – and terrific for springtime. But it’s a good color for fall, winter, and summer, too. I know you guys know this – gorgeous color is always in style!

I added an extra bit of color with the tiny (4mm) round stones – shown here in aqua and sapphire blue. I think this is a great way to personalize your earrings. If they’re a gift for a girlfriend (or your Mom!) – you could personalize with the birthstone colors of her kids. Or just use her favorite colors. A little detail like that makes these DIY earrings just an extra bit of special.

They’re already great – affordable and pretty and you made them. So a little bit extra special? Is just the icing on the cake!

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!

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!

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!)