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!

Wedding and Bridal Jewels – new BOGO sale

I’ve just restocked one of my favorite rhinestone (glass) jewels – the mid size, sparkling crystal teardrops shown below. I love these. They have high quality facets, terrific sparkle, and – this is important to me! – they’re super comfortable. Big enough to add shine and sparkle – but still petite(ish). And they are a best seller – I think a lot of women agree with me here 🙂

crystal rhinestone teardrop earrings or pendant jewels

And since I just got in a new packet, I’m offering a limited time BOGO sale – buy one pair of these rhinestone earrings or pendant jewels – and get another pair free. And you can substitute any other item in my shop for your second pair, as long as it is equal or lesser value. You know the drill 🙂

Good for only a few days, so don’t wait too long! From Friday, March 23, 2018 through Monday, March 26, 2018 (at midnight), buy one pair, get one pair free!

Sheer Rhinestone Glass Jewels

I’m loving sheer glass jewels more than ever these days. The colors are a bit softer, but vivid – and they shine through the settings beautifully. They don’t need the harder edge that foil backing gives the facets. Yes there are times we want that strong sparkle – but you know? Sometimes pure color just really works 🙂

colorful sheer glass beads available in my online jewelry supplies shop

Aren’t they pretty? You don’t need to fuss a lot with these. Add basic findings – earwires, or chain and clasp – and you’ve got a fabulous piece of jewelry. You don’t have to spend a lot of money – and your DIY jewelry will look fabulous 🙂

DIY necklace design – classic and simple

Here’s a great example of how a classic design can make a beautiful piece of jewelry. Yes, it’s fun and often gorgeous to use intricate, complex designs. But clean-lined simplicity works beautifully too!

DIY necklace design with vitrail teardrop pendant

See what I mean? When the centerpiece – your focal jewel – is as pretty as this one, you don’t need to fuss. This doesn’t take a lot of work, and you don’t have to spend tons of money. Pick the color(s) you like best, use a simple chain, and voila: a beautiful necklace. That’s one of the joys of do it yourself jewelry!

Pretty Easter jewelry

Springtime and Easter are celebrations we love! Around here, Easter is all about spending time with family and friends, going to church, hosting family dinners – and yes, maybe showing off some new spring clothes. And jewelry. And if that new jewelry is pretty, and doesn’t cost a lot, that’s a good thing too 🙂

These delicate “duo” earrings are wonderful for Easter!

peridot green and pink rhinestone jewels for Easter earrings

peridot green and pink rhinestone jewels for Easter earrings

Another fun thing about these earring jewels is that you can choose the color of that tiny stone at the top of the setting – so you can really customize them to match your outfit. Just a little added plus 🙂

PS Did I mention? The peridot glass octagons are vintage rhinestones – to me that makes them even more special!