DIY necklace design idea – rhinestones and gems!

I just wanted to show you a DIY necklace design idea that combines ‘fine'(ish) jewelry components – with “just rhinestones”. The necklace chain here combines Bali sterling silver, freshwater pearls, and gemstone amethyst rondelles. The pendant is a faceted rhinestone (glass) teardrop in a silver plated setting.

DIY necklace design idea featuring a rhinestone teardrop with freshwater pearls and gemstone amethyst with sterling silver

Both the rhinestone teardrop – and the fancy necklace – look great. They complement each other beautifully. I just want to remind myself (and you too) that nothing is off the table! Use what you have. Combine metals – brass and sterling. Combine components – glass or rhinestones, and genuine stones and pearls.

If it looks good, if you like the combo, you can make it work. It’s YOUR design, it’s your necklace and your creation. It’s all good!

Spring 2019 – new BOGO sale!

No it is absolutely not looking like Spring yet – we’ve got ice and snow and slush outside. But Spring is coming, all the same. Did I ever mention I love springtime? Sunshine, warmer temps, new girly fashion, everybody feeling sassy and alive? Yeah, spring is good! And with that in mind, I’m offering a new BOGO – Buy One, Get One FREE sale 🙂

clear vintage glass beads available in my shop

Clear glass gems – on sale! I love clear glass and rhinestones. They go with everything. And it’s so easy to pair them with your favorite color. Add red crystals if you love red-and-white. Add pink pearls in a little cluster. Or maybe amethyst rhinestones paired with the clear glass. You get the idea! (And I’m probably going to add some pics later).

Starting right now, buy any pair of clear glass jewels (gems) in my shop – and you get a second pair (or pendant) free! Equal or lesser value and all that. After you buy, just send me a convo or email and tell me what free pair you want. Easy peasy 🙂

The sale lasts from right this minute, through midnight on Thursday, February 28. So you’ve got a few days – to buy pretty glass gems, on sale, with a freebie. (And if you feel like sharing pics of your creation, I would totally love to see – and share the pics here, if you like!)

Aqua (aquamarine) glass gems – on sale!

Okay, let me explain that. What we in the jewelry biz call “aqua” covers a lot of colors, really (stay tuned, I’m going to post some more examples later on) – but it’s pretty accurate to say the colors “aqua”, “light aqua”, “light turquoise”, and, yes, “aquamarine blue” are covered here. Aquamarine is a semi precious gemstone, a light blue-green beryl that’s primarily found in granite (no really!) It’s the March birthstone – and it’s lovely. Also expensive. But aqua rhinestone gems? Gorgeous AND affordable. This is more like the way most of us shop! And why not? Look how pretty these glass gems are 🙂

p>And here’s the really cool part – for the rest of this week – from February 6, 2019 through midnight on Sunday, February 10, 2019 – when you buy any two aqua listings (pendants or pairs of jewels), you get your third item free (yes, equal or lesser value – you know the drill!) So go order two items – and then send me a note to tell me what want for free 🙂

That seems pretty simple, right? Great prices and gorgeous jewels – gotta love it!