Red glass beads and jewels

I’ve been getting in more gorgeous red glass beads and jewels and wanted to show them off a bit. It’s amazing how many different colors fall under the name “red”, but these are fairly traditional – from light siam red (a hint of orange in the scarlet) to crimson to deep ruby red. The common denominator? Vivid, rich color 🙂

red glass beads and jewels including cushion cut octagon beads, teardrop earring jewels, large red oval pendant jewels, and pretty rivoli connector beads or stud earring jewels


I’m getting some new shapes in too – or in some cases, resupplying – I’ll post more in a day or six. Octagons, chatons, rivolis, teardrops…. red is such a great color for fall!

And Christmas, of course. And holidays. And, well. Red is always a great color 😉

Vintage blue and black sheath dress

I was on a quest for a dress, and this is not at all what I was looking for. I was trying to find an amber gold wiggle dress – something to go with the topaz glass jewels I mentioned earlier. But I saw this dress and I kept coming back to it. It’s such a GOOD dress!

vintage blue and black sheath dress

I mean, think about it. This dress looks great, just as she’s wearing it. You could go to work, meet the in-laws, go play with the girls. But! So changeable. Wear it with killer pumps, or flipflops. Add a bright red cardigan. Go with the blue-and-black and add a (fake) Armani black jacket.

Or a turtleneck and tights under, in winter. Or a gossamer shawl. And we haven’t even talked about jewelry yet!

This is the kind of clothes that once you find them, you can wear like forever. Summer or winter (that Armani jacket) – casual or dressy. You’ll wear this out, is what you’ll do.

This treasure can be found – until it’s grabbed up anyway – at Buxom Babes Vintage – I mean, even the name is great! Lindsay, the shop owner, has a great eye for detail and good pics. Go shopping, you’ll thank me!

Seriously? this should be your dress!

P.S. I almost forgot to mention. This dress is on sale (only $38.00!) because of a flaw at the back hem, which Lindsay is very up front about – and which in the pics, I cannot even see. Totally worth investigating, and fixing up, or ignoring (because no one will probably notice). But Lindsay was sure to mention it – and that to me is a sign of a good (reliable and smart) online seller!

Golden topaz glass beads

Golden topaz is pretty year round of course. But somehow in fall, it seems a more magical color. The color of changing leaves, maybe?

Or because it’s the November birthstone? That’s partly it. But mostly it’s like little rays of sunshine, I think. For example:

golden topaz glass octagon beads in silver or brass settings

Pretty color, low cost, do-it-yourself sunshine jewels. This is a win 🙂