DIY earring design idea with amethyst teardrops

Amethyst rhinestone teardrops combined with sparkling crystal rounds – in clear crystal, or colors – are a classic earring design. They’re also easy to create – and change to suit your own taste. These are just a few examples 🙂

amethyst rhinestone teardrops with crystal rounds for a DIY earring design idea

DIY earring design idea featuring amethyst purple teardrops and aqua round jewels

DIY earring design featuring rhinestone teardrops and crystal rounds in fuschia pink

You see what I mean? Different color combos – and each looks great – so you know you can match your prom dress, bridesmaid colors, or just choose your favorite!

That’s what DIY jewelry is all about – make what you want, the way you want it, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money!

Peach glass jewels for your bridesmaid jewelry :-)

Of course you might make peach rhinestone jewelry for any occasion – it just reminds me so much of bridesmaid pretties! I think because at both of the weddings I’ve been to in the past year, the bridesmaids wore peach. (Okay, peach and white… and at the other, peach and lilac, very pretty!)

And right now, I’m offering a BOGO sale 🙂

sheer peach rhinestone teardrops for earrings and pendants

So feminine and pretty! And that BOGO sale I mentioned? From May 21, 2018 through May 24, 2018 (at midnight) – for every pair of peach jewels you buy (or pendant jewel) you can choose another pair for free.

Your bridesmaids – or girlfriend, or mom, or you! – will love them 🙂

Peridot green pendant or earring beads – BOGO sale

And if you’re not in the mood for neutrals, these peridot green rhinestone teardrops – great for pendants or earrings – will totally make your day.

peridot green glass teardrops with tiny rhinestone jewels for DIY earrings or pendants

It might also be of interest to point out that peridot is the birthstone color for August. Just saying 🙂

And it also won’t hurt to mention that from May 15, 2018 through midnight on May 18, 2018, when you buy any peridot green glass jewels (pendant or pair of jewels, I mean) – you get your second item of equal or lesser value for free. Just because 🙂

So: August birthstone. Gorgeous sparkling color. Beautiful and affordable glass jewels for your own DIY jewelry – or for gifts. She’ll love these!

Black diamond and black glass beads – BOGO!

And I just wanted to show you how terrific black – and black diamond – can look when paired together. Simple, neutral, fabulous!

black glass beads paired with black diamond glass  ...available at etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

You see what I’m saying? It doesn’t have to be fussy or expensive. Do it yourself – save money – look great.

Love it!

PS And just because – my BOGO sale, buy one pair get one free, is extended through May 10, 2018 (midnight). Don’t wait – it’s only good for current supplies – but hey, saving money is good, right?

BOGO Sale – Black Diamond Glass Jewels

And then you have the opposite of colorful green stones – you look to neutrals. They go with everything, they look very classy, and right now you can get your black diamond (deep grey-black) glass jewels with a great “buy one get one free” sale!

black diamond glass jewels for DIY jewelry designs

Buy any black diamond jewels from my shop from April 30, 2018 to midnight May 3, 2018 – and you get a second pendant or pair of jewels free (equal or lesser value). So you can make that wonderful pair of earrings for your Mother’s day gift (yes there’s still time) – and make a second pair for yourself!

Make pretty jewelry, do it yourself and get exactly what you want – and get a freebie too! This is the way we like it 🙂

Green glass jewels for springtime DIY jewelry

Just a quick note that green jewelry can be very spring-like! The pic here shows a few of the green glass jewel styles I have in my shop right now. So fresh and pretty!

green glass jewels available in my online jewelry supplies shop

And isn’t it interesting, the different shades that are part of the “green” color family. Imagine these with purple – with royal blue – with cream or white – with pink!

I’ll probably play with a few designs – just like you do – and will post a few here and there 🙂

Meanwhile, just a little inducement for DIY goodness: Buy any pair of green glass jewels in my shop and from April 28, 2018 through May 1, 2018 (at midnight) you get an extra pair for free! You can pick any pair for your freebie (equal or lesser value is the only limitation). So have fun – and go green!

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!

Earring design idea and a BOGO sale

Yes, another one (these are fun!) I’m posting a pic showing a glass jewel combo that I think of as “summer jewels”. The white teardrops are vintage glass made in post-war Japan – I just found a packet I had stashed and lost! I know that never happens to you guys, right? You put something somewhere so it’ll be safe and findable, and then forget where you put it? Yeah. So anyway: white teardrops, clean lined and beautiful. Pair the white jewels with these aqua (light turquoise) rivoli faceted glass connectors and voila, white and turquoise – a classic summer color combination. And you’ve got a great pair of summer earrings 🙂

DIY earring design idea using white vintage glass teardrops and aqua rivoli faceted glass connector jewels

So here’s the deal. Buy either of these jewel styles, and you get a second pair of jewels free – equal or lesser value and all that. In practice, it means that if you buy the white teardrops, you can get the aqua glass connectors for free! Or choose another color – take a look around my shop and I bet you’ll find some that’ll be perfect for you.

The BOGO offer is just till the end of this week (from today, April 3, 2018, until midnight on Saturday, April 7, 2018) so don’t wait too long. And have fun!

PS Come to think of it – these white teardrops, paired with crystal clear sparkly glass beads instead of the aqua, would be gorgeous for bridal earrings. Just thought I’d mention it 🙂

New DIY earring design idea – sapphire glass teardrops with amethyst and aqua

Recently we’ve been talking about delicate spring colors and bridal jewels, which all are wonderful. But I did want to point out that rich color, deep sapphire blue for example, looks just fabulous all year round. Including in springtime. Sapphire blue (and aqua, as shown here) is for bridesmaids, too. And hey, for brides, if you’re not a clear-crystal-diamond traditionalist.

DIY earring design idea featuring sapphire rhinestone teardrops paired with amethyst and aqua glass jewels

In other words, when you make your own jewelry, you can make just what you want! Including glass teardrops, rhinestone jewels, and stunning combos of colors in your favorite style and shades. That’s what DIY is all about.

Well, that and getting what you want, when you want it, and not even having to spend a lot of money. How cool is that?

Pink Bridesmaid Jewels – new BOGO sale

And just because we’ve been talking about brides, this morning I’m highlighting some pretty jewels that are wonderful for a bridesmaid, maid of honor, and anyone else who wants to wear some pretty jewelry to a wedding 🙂

pink glass beads and rhinestone gems available in my jewelry supplies shop

And yes there’s a new BOGO sale – buy one pair, get one pair free 🙂 Choose any of the pink glass gems you find in my shop (see link above), and pick your second PINK item of equal or lesser value, for free. Oh – this offer is good from Sunday, March 25, through midnight on Tuesday, March 27. So don’t wait!

Your bridesmaids will love you!