DIY Jewelry Design – a useful concept

You’ll see what I mean. This is just a simple combination of elements – a colorful vintage glass jewel in a faceted octagon shape, and a sparkling round rhinestone. When you combine them, you get more than the sum of the parts:

Glass Jewels combination for do it yourself jewelry design

Add an earwire, these will make fabulous earrings. Slip on a sturdy jump ring or hand-wire to a looped bead or bail and you’ve got a fabulous pendant. Use two-ring settings and they’re bracelet or necklace connectors. You see what I mean? One simple design idea – combine colors and shapes. And you’ve got endless possibilities.

And the stones are available in my Etsy shop of course 🙂

Vintage party dress. Red. And Yowza.

Now this is a party dress. Vivid red. Chiffon. Meant to be twirly.

Vintage red party dress from JDBok vintage shop on Etsy
Closeup of red chiffon vintage party dress

Of course this dress would be perfect for your Christmas party – and it’s that rare garment that’s modest enough for your office party – but still totally babelicious and sexy. You will WEAR this dress!

And it’s even affordable! It’s from JDBok, a special vintage shop on Etsy and it tells you without words why I love vintage so much. Special, unusual, wonderful garments. Fair pricing. Small business. And it’s so much better than buying a new (expensive)(cookie-cutter) dress.

Now this is a party dress!

Peach Glass Beads and Jewels

Such a pretty color! I used to think peach was a spring color – but boy was I wrong. It’s one of my best-selling colors, year-round… and I think the fresh and feminine shade is especially appealing in winter. I just wanted to show off a few new rhinestone jewels I’ve gotten in recently:

Peach glass beads and jewels in my Etsy shop

I think my personal favorites are the petite 14x10mm teardrops (just a little over 5/8″ x 3/8″). What can I say, they feel girly and pretty. And the large oval? Fabulous pendant. You don’t need a lot of fuss when you’ve got good basics.

And these jewels are good basics!