New CLEARANCE sale at my shop!

I realized the other day that I was looking for clearance items in a couple shops I visited. And then a light bulb went off. I could do a clearance sale! Or a clearance Section – for those styles where I only have a few left, or they’re really hard to set and I don’t think I’m going to get more, or I just decided to mark them down. A clearance section, what a great idea!

clearance items available at etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

Yes of course it’s a ploy to get you to visit my shop. And to find great deals. And rhinestone jewels you’ll love. That kind of ploy. (Cross heart, I think you’ll love them!)

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!

Crystal bridal jewels – DIY bridal jewelry!

Bridal jewelry is such a joy to create! It’s a wonderful feeling, knowing that your customer, or your giftee, is going to wear your jewelry to her wedding. It’s the happiest occasion – and you know how beautiful brides are! That your jewelry is part of the day is a special honor 🙂

I did a quick design idea showing pretty crystal stones, pre-set in silver plated brass settings (so you don’t have to do that job) – in a design that I’ve already shared with two brides. In different states, they won’t run into each other 🙂

bridal earrings design idea featuring crystal rhinestones preset in silver prong settings

These look fairly large in the pic – they’re actually only about 2″ long. They’ll add wonderful sparkle, and they’ll definitely be noticed – but they’re not super heavy. And of course as a designer and jewelry maker, you’ll create your own spin on this design. Different elements, different combinations… post earrings, french earwires, leverbacks.

And a happy bride – that’s the best part of all 🙂

White and black glass jewels – preset rhinestones

I’ve recently managed to restock a couple of my favorite color / style vintage jewels – that can be a special challenge with vintage (like the white opal cabochons!) But really the point of this post is to give you a chance to see some of my white, black, and black diamond glass jewels in a composite – so you can see how the colors compare and blend.

white and black glass jewels in my online shop

I love neutrals and lately my customers have been telling me the same thing. I think part of it’s economic – when your jewelry is made with neutrals, you can wear it with a lot more outfits. We’re all happy to save a little money, you know? Brilliant royal blue jewels (for example) look great but they’re not quite as versatile.

Oh – just a note. Unless you request otherwise, these jewels are already pre-set in brass or silver prong settings. You don’t have to fiddle with the little prongs – I do that part of the work for you. So you can concentrate on the fun part – design 🙂

(The link above is to my shop – just put “black”, “white”, or whatever color you prefer, in the search box to narrow down the list!)

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?