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 🙂

Spring 2017 jewel colors – vintage glass :-)

These pretty rose pink vintage glass jewels are actually a restock and I was so happy to find some more! They’re just under 1/2″ wide and great used “as is” for necklace or earring gems – but as you can see, they’re terrific in this multi-stone, “two jewel” setting.

rose pink vintage glass gems in multi stone prong settings ... silver and brass settings are available

The settings are available in silver, patina brass and golden raw brass – and the color combos shown are lovely. But the extra nice thing is that you can customize, so you can make a gift for mom with her favorite “pink plus color” combo!

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 🙂

DIY Jewelry Design – color is fun!

This pic is just a way of showing how much fun color can be! I think the white opal glass octagons and fuschia pink teardrop are pretty together:

white opal glass octagon jewels and fuschia pink teardrop in a DIY necklace design

But it’s the green background I wanted to mention. I know, a graphic background is totally not relevant! Except to show that vivid color, combined with other strong colors, can be really eye-catching. And sometimes you want to do that. You’re wearing a quiet outfit, looks nice but no juice? Add a bright pair of earrings. Or maybe dye your hair green.

Okay, go with the earrings – it’s easier to change them (and they probably cost less too).

Color is fun 🙂

Birthstone necklace idea – a gift for Mom

And here’s another idea – a necklace design that could incorporate birthstone colors. Of course this is just one possible style – but sometimes it’s fun to look at designs!

design for Mothers Day necklace using birthstone colors

This particular design features a large teardrop-shaped focal pendant in aqua, the birthstone color for March; as well as round rivoli-faceted jewels in crystal (crystal or diamond is the birthstone for April), more aqua blue, and bright red – ruby or siam red is the birthstone color for July.

Obviously you’ll want to customize these colors for your own mom’s necklace – with the shapes and very personal colors of your own design 🙂

Gifts for Mom, Part 2 – personalize with color

Birthstone colors, that is. Yes, I’m mentioning this idea again – because it’s so easy to do, and if you’re DIYing or making gifts, it’s nice that there’s a simple, pretty way to make jewelry that’ll be really personal for her.

pink and peridot green glass jewels for October and August birthstones

These delicate earring drops (or tiny pendant) are shown with pink glass gems – the October birthstone colors are pink, or pink opal, or rose quartz – and peridot green, the birthstone color for August. You can choose customized, personalized colors – that’s the whole point.

Easy to do, inexpensive, and personal – this makes a great gift for Mom!

Or for you 🙂

Gifts for Mom – use Birthstone colors

Are you going to make a gift for your mom this year? Or maybe your customer is asking for birthstone colors for the earrings she wants for her mother 🙂

And it’s simple to select the birthstone colors you need to use for your “gift for mom”. Here’s an example of earring drops (or a delicate pendant) made with three stones – sapphire blue for September birthdays, amethyst purple for February, and aqua blue for March. If those are your kids’ birth months, you’re good to go!

sapphire amethyst and aquamarine birthstone color glass gems

In this triple-jewel setting it’s easy to customize the colors for your earrings. These are delicate little drops, about 1″ long – which makes them super comfy for earrings. There are two-jewel settings too of course, and I’ll be featuring those soon. And if you have more kids? There are designs we can work on, easy peasy 🙂

As always, if you don’t see the exact “triple” settings, or rhinestones in the birthstone colors you need, just ask. If I haven’t got them already I’ll get them, or help you find them. It’ll be fun and easy to make your mom a customized birthstone gift!

Birthstone colors for jewelry – part one

I’ve been looking at glass jewel combinations lately – in birthstone colors, that is. I had a lovely girl ask me to send her the stones for a bracelet with the birthstone colors of her three kids – and that got me thinking about stone colors, and personalized jewelry in general, and of course Mother’s Day.

So I’m going to take a few pics here and there of combinations of glass jewels that look great – and are also representative of colors that could be picked because of your kids birthdays!

Like these:

emerald green aquamarine and crystal glass jewels in birthstone colors

Now these particular jewels are emerald green – the birthstone for May; white or crystal or diamond, which is the birthstone (and color) for April; and aqua or aquamarine blue, which is the birthstone color for March. They’re pretty together, in whatever combination you choose – but if you have kids born on May 12, April 18, and March 7, these stones would be even more personal to you.

This is a fun way to play with colors – and if you’re making a gift for a Mom in your life, you can be guided by her kids birthdays! Easy peasy, fun, and personal – and a great gift idea 🙂

P.S. Of course you can always search my shop for other shapes in these colors – go to that spot on the upper right where it says “Search items” – and if you can’t find just the shape you need – ask!

Black diamond (gray) glass teardrop beads

I’m loving these delicate, smaller teardrops this Spring. They’re girly, they’re easy to wear, they look good. They’re just a bit smaller than some of my classic teardrops – about 5/8″ high rather than 3/4″ – so they’re just that little bit more comfortable. I’m all about easy, pretty and comfy 🙂

black diamond framed glass pendant or earring jewels

And I love the “black diamond” color – plus it makes me smile. Trust Swarovski, I *think* it was, to come up with that snazzy, expensive-sounding name for this neutral gray! Whatever you call it, it’s a terrific and useful shade. It pretty much goes with everything – and always looks classy 😉

Easy, affordable, pretty. This is the way DIY jewelry is supposed to be!

PS I show these beads in silver plated brass settings, which is traditional and attractive. But sometime you might want to try using the gray beads with copper AND brass. Mix your metals – boho chic!