Ruby red glass jewels and a BOGO sale

Sometimes you want rich color! I’ve just gotten a new supply of these gorgeous red rhinestone ovals – perfect rhinestone pendants and earrings. Or connectors, if you use two-ring (two-loop) settings.

ruby red faceted rhinestone oval pendants or earrings

Of course these red glass gems would be wonderful for Christmas – but truly they are fabulous year-round. Make red a new “neutral” with black, brown, navy, gray – it brightens your whole outfit. And right now, I’m offering a buy-one-get-one-free BOGO special! From today through midnight on October 12, 2018, when you buy one pair of these pretties, you can get a second pair free (or dicker for another pair of rhinestones, equal or lesser value).

So don’t wait. Red glass gems – wonderful for you or a DIY gift – and they’re on sale!

DIY earring design idea

I wanted to share a simple, classic earring design – maybe just as a reminder that a pair of earrings don’t have to be fussy or complex (or super expensive) to be beautiful.

DIY earring design idea featuring amethyst ovals and light amethyst tiny rhinestones

I’ve just gotten in the light amethyst tiny rhinestones, and paired them with the aqua rhinestone ovals in a “duo” setting – and I love the way they turned out. This is a simple idea – a duo setting, pretty faceted stones, and you add earwires – and the earrings are terrific.

It doesn’t have to be complicated. Do you need some earrings to match your bridesmaid colors? Or you just want an unusual color combo because they’re your faves?

Just let me know your colors – I bet we can do that!

P.S. You’re thinking of your mom’s favorite colors now, aren’t you? Thinking ahead to Christmas. Well we can do that too (and she’ll love them!)

FREE shipping – read the details below!

Hey, I decided to try a little experiment. From today through 12/31/18, I’m offering FREE SHIPPING – first class USPS on all domestic U.S. orders that total over $40.00 USD 🙂 And I’m not neglecting my international customers either, I love you guys! For every international order that totals over $40.00 USD, I’ll send a refund of $2.80 USD (the same amount as the free shipping offer) as soon as I get your order. Well right after anyway (it might take a few hours till I see it!)

It’s an extra perk for my customers, hey, free or discounted shipping is pretty cool. And if it helps convince a new customer to try my shop, well that’s good for me too. So this is a win-win.

My pic today is just a few earring design ideas I’ve put together – some are new, some not. And I’ll be posting more soon – stay tuned and come back soon!

earring design ideas featuring glass gems and charms from weekendjewelry1 on etsy

And use that free shipping offer, you don’t even need a coupon!

Gold plated chain – affordable chain for DIY jewelry

I just got in some gold plated chain – it’s inexpensive, lightweight, and totally fun for DIY jewelry!

gold plated cable chain with 3x2mm links...lightweight and inexpensive

DIY earring design featuring round glass jewels and gold plated chain

The second pic shows an earring design that’s one of my favorites – using the round glass jewels paired with golden chain ‘tassels’ makes lightweight earrings that have sparkle, and movement, and they are super fun to wear. Also flattering.

Also inexpensive, especially with this gold plated chain. It’s not precious, just pretty. But you know, sometimes that’s just what we want!

DIY earring design idea – crystal and black rhinestones

This is a really classic combination of faceted stones – sparkling crystal and faceted jet black stones. You could wear these earrings any time of year – and any time of day. But specially for evening chic!

DIY earring design idea featuring crystal oval rhinestones paired with faceted black teardrops

Wear them to show off a summer tan – wear them for Christmas. And did I mention New Year’s? Absolutely!

Black is always in style. Crystal sparkle, even more, and when the crystal is near your face, everything is just a bit brighter. This is of the good 🙂

You really can’t go wrong! Easy, affordable DIY earrings – great for you – great for gifts!

Blue zircon glass pendant

You know how I mentioned I was going to get in some more blue zircon glass jewels? Well here ya go 🙂

blue zircon glass pendant

blue zircon glass jewels avaiilable in my online jewelry supplies shop

I just got the pendants – and wanted to show you a few of the other blue zircon rhinestone jewels I have in my shop right now. Love the color!

and I decided the BOGO sale ought to go on a little longer. Call it an introductory special 🙂 So until midnight on September 16, 2018, you buy blue zircon glass jewels in my shop – you get a freebie. Just let me know which one you want as an equal-or-lesser-value freebie!

(Can you say “early and affordable Christmas gift shopping ideas”? Yes!)

Blue zircon or teal blue glass beads – and a BOGO sale!

Woo hoo! I’ve just gotten in some gorgeous new blue zircon, cushion cut octagon rhinestones. These are wonderful earring drops, mid-size pendants (classic traditional shape to nestle at the base of the throat) – or glass connectors, when you use two-ring settings.

blue zircon or teal blue glass cushion cut octagon beads

I’ll be posting some more blue zircon glass gems soon. The color is such a gorgeous dark teal blue – lovely for fall, and flattering for just about everybody. And right now, I’m offering an introductory BOGO sale! Buy one pair, get one free (and you can dicker for another jewel for your freebie if you want).

From today through September 12, 2018 at midnight, the BOGO sale is good – while supplies last anyway – so don’t wait!

Hint: these make wonderful (easy, affordable) Christmas gifts, too. Just saying 🙂

Emerald green glass gems – restock and BOGO sale!

I’ve been waiting on these and woo hoo, just got in some new emerald green glass gems in a darling, tiny 8mm size – that’s approximately 1/4″ in diameter. These are adorable for earring drops, glass connectors, and even tiny pendants – and the faceting is just lovely!

emerald green glass beads are faceted chaton gems that measure 8mm

So to celebrate that the new packet has finally arrived, I’m having a BOGO sale! Buy one pair, you get the second pair free. You can select whichever settings you prefer – for each pair. Just let me know your preference when you order!

The sale lasts from August 29, 2018 to midnight on September 3, 2018 – so anytime this Labor Day weekend you get a super sale price!

Halloween jewelry – Black and orange glass jewels :-)

No, this isn’t the “monsters on a chain” type Halloween jewelry. It’s actually pretty jewelry – that you can wear anywhere – only in black and orange, because it’s getting close to that time of year and hey, who doesn’t wear orange and black, just for fun, around Halloween time?

Halloween jewelry design idea featuring black glass jewels and vintage orange teardrops

The orange teardrops are vintage glass cabochons – the black 10mm round rivoli jewels are new glass gems. I show them in different settings colors (silver plated brass, and golden brass) – because that’s when I had when I went to take a pic. Of course you can match the settings colors…

…or not, as you like. That’s the fun part of making your own jewelry. You can make exactly what you want (and you don’t have to spend a lot of money!)

DIY chandlier earrings design idea

And as always, it’s the details that make the difference. Tiny, pretty aqua rhinestones are set in patina brass or golden (raw) brass prong settings. The brass filigrees are a restock in my shop – my customers have been loving them and I totally agree – the flower filigree is so pretty!

DIY earring design idea featuring aqua rhinestone gems and brass filigree flowers

Link the filigree flower connectors and gems with sturdy little jump rings, add earwires, and your fantastic chandelier earrings are ready to wear. And of course you can customize them with your own details – colors, gem shapes, and extra details you’ll think of and I didn’t. Still – the basic idea totally works – and they’re doable and affordable and you will love wearing them! Or gifting them.

And the earrings are gorgeous!