Personalized DIY jewelry design ideas using birthstone colors

If you’re making a pair of earrings for a gift (or for sale) it’s really popular to personalize those earrings. A simple (and pretty!) way to do that is to incorporate birthstone colors into the earring design. Use the giftee’s birthstone color, or maybe combine the colors of her kids’ birthdays, or maybe his-and-her colors – for example, crystal for the April birthday girl, and emerald green to represent the guy’s May birthday – combine those two colors in her earrings!

That’s just one idea – there are so many combinations and colors that are beautiful together – and meaningful for the person who will be wearing the earrings 🙂

glass beads and jewels with birthstone colors for personalized DIY jewelry designs

I’m going to show some more ideas using birthstone colors – sometimes it helps to see color combos, and seeing one design or style can sometimes help spark a gazillion new ideas. Let’s have fun with this!

Brass Torque Bracelet

And what is a torque bracelet, you ask? Basically it’s an open wire bracelet, usually doesn’t have a clasp, and can be twisted or opened to slip it onto the wrist. No worrying about fastening a fussy clasp – these just slip on. It’s an ancient design (Celtic, I think) – in the modern world.

The ones I’ve got in my shop have screw-on ball ends… so you can add jewels or charms that are personal and special for your bestie, or your mom, or a customer… or yourself 🙂 Attach your charms with wire-wrapped loops, or sturdy jump rings. Unscrew the ball end, slip on your charms, and restore the ball end. Your charm won’t get lost!

brass torque bracelet with removeable ball ends

brass torque bracelet personalized with charms and jewels

That second pic shows one example of how you can personalize your bracelet. Choose favorite colors and charms, add as many multiples as you want, and you’re good to go. Easy peasy, and fun, and did I mention these are a great buy at just $1.69?

Just saying 🙂

Restocking black diamond glass beads – and they’re a great Gift for Mom!

These are actually one of my favorite “duo” jewel combinations. They aren’t “summery”, they aren’t just for winter – they are classic and year round and did I mention, they go with practically every color?

black diamond oval and crystal glass jewels or earring drops

Very useful when you just need to grab some earrings, put them on, and head out the door. And when you want something that’ll go with blue jeans or LBD.

And just in case you’re looking for that perfect gift for mom, that you can afford, that she’ll love? Problem solved: these will totally work!

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 🙂

Red vintage rhinestone earrings or pendant jewels

Sometimes, this is what it’s all about. Lovely vintage glass, present rhinestone jewels in silver or brass settings. Yes, you can get them in two-ring connector or link settings, or “no-ring” settings so you can make button earrings. And those are great. But this style? Add earwires and you’re good to go.

red vintage glass earrings or pendant jewels....preset rhinestones available at weekendjewelry.com

The’re great for Christmas gifts – or parties. Or just because you like red 🙂

DIY jewelry supplies – give an affordable gift!

This is just a quick note to mention my strong belief that a handmade gift, even a simple one, is extra special to our loved ones. And there’s no reason you need to spend a fortune to make that gift. Find a pair of faceted glass jewels, and make a pretty necklace or pair of earrings 🙂

rhinestone earrings and pendant jewels in bright colors

Even better? Find that lovely pair of jewels where there’s a Buy One Get One Free sale – like my shop tomorrow! You can make a gift for a loved one – and a pair of earrings for yourself too 🙂

For tomorrow only, September 29, 2017, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., every pair of glass (rhinestone) jewels is available at BOGO. Buy one pair, and get your choice for the second pair (equal or lesser value).

PS This is a great opportunity to get the color your mom loves. A gift for Mom – and for you too. Win!

Jonquil glass gems – DIY gifts for Mom

This delicate jonquil yellow is another color that’s really popular right now – and I just got more of these pretty oval jewels 🙂

jonquil yellow glass beads in my online jewelry supplies shop

jonquil oval rhinestone beads ...great for DIY gifts for Mom

These are a pretty color anytime – but they do feel like Spring, don’t they? And if you’d like to make a Mother’s Day gift there’s still time – these are easy to use, affordable, and have a sweet sparkle.

And she’ll love that you thought of her 🙂

Personalized gift for mom – triple rhinestones in birthstone colors

These golden brass, triple rhinestone settings have three glass jewels – and if your mom has three kids, you can pick those three birthstone colors to customize her Mother’s Day gift!

amethyst emerald and sapphire tiny glass stones in birthstone colors

Don’t let the closeup fool you, these are tiny rhinestones. These beads are great used as jewelry connectors, but also wonderful when you use them exactly “as is” for delicate drop earrings. (You can get these without the little ring on the bottom, if you prefer.) If your mom likes really Out There big earrings, add showy emerald teardrops at the bottom ring. But if delicate is her style? She’s going to adore these tiny treasures 🙂

And she’ll love that you thought of it!

Peridot green glass gems – August birthstone

If you visit my shop occasionally you may remember these from last year – I finally got more in! Peridot green glass octagon gems – or “framed glass pendant or earring jewels” as they are often called. Me? I just love the color 🙂

peridot green pointed back cabochon beads.... framed glass beads in silver or brass settings

And, just thought I’d mention, peridot is the birthstone color for August. If your mom has an August birthday, these would make an awesome pair of earrings, or framed glass pendants.

See? Such a cool color – and an easy DIY gift for mom 🙂

Pink framed glass pendant and earring beads

Because pink is such a pretty Spring color 🙂

pink glass teardrop beads and cushion cut octagons ... framed glass pendant and earring jewels

Of course there are lots of pink glass gems in my Etsy shop. And if there’s a shape or size you can’t find, just ask me – I might have some or can find some for you. But I just wanted to show some easy DIY pendant and earring beads that don’t cost a lot of money or take a lot of work.

And these would make a wonderful jewelry set for Mother’s Day. Just saying 🙂