Personalized DIY Jewelry in Spring 2017 Colors

This is really just a reminder that it’s fun to mix colors and shapes when you create your own jewelry, or make jewelry for sale or for gifts. Adding a bit of whimsy just makes the pieces more interesting. Case in point, a simple example:

glass jewels in pretty Spring 2017 colors - new color combinations

And the “personalized” part? You can choose your favorite colors. Or your birthstone colors combined with your boyfriend’s. Or make a gift for your mom using the birthstone colors of you and your siblings. If you don’t see the colors you need in my jewelry supplies shop, just ask – I’ve almost always got more jewels (and colors) than I’ve had a chance to list!

You see what I mean, anyway – play with new shapes and color combos. It’s fun, it’s inexpensive, and it’s cute!

Easy DIY earring designs

Sometimes easy is what it’s all about. Take these vintage glass beads (rhinestone jewels) and brass charms, for example:

golden brass leaf charms and amethyst vintage glass jewels in my online jewelry supplies shop

You can see how pretty they are together. Use a jump ring to link them, add earwires, and you’re good to go! Sometimes intricate is wonderful. Sometimes you don’t want to bother. But you still want to look great.

These look great 🙂

Pink glass teardrops for DIY jewelry

And this is just a quick note – that you don’t have to get fussy and complicated to have a classic pendant or pair of earrings. Find a pretty, flattering color, like these soft pink teardrops:

pink glass teardrop beads in silver or brass prong settings... DIY pendants or earring jewels

They’d be lovely for a gift, of course (and Mother’s Day is coming, which I know you don’t need to be reminded or anything). But also for yourself. They don’t cost much, there are a few sizes available so you can be bold or demure (is that still a word?)

They’re inexpensive. They’re easy. That’s a gift in itself. And, you know, springtime. Pink. Looks good.

Pink framed glass pendant and earring beads

Because pink is such a pretty Spring color 🙂

pink glass teardrop beads and cushion cut octagons ... framed glass pendant and earring jewels

Of course there are lots of pink glass gems in my Etsy shop. And if there’s a shape or size you can’t find, just ask me – I might have some or can find some for you. But I just wanted to show some easy DIY pendant and earring beads that don’t cost a lot of money or take a lot of work.

And these would make a wonderful jewelry set for Mother’s Day. Just saying 🙂

DIY Jewelry Design – color is fun!

This pic is just a way of showing how much fun color can be! I think the white opal glass octagons and fuschia pink teardrop are pretty together:

white opal glass octagon jewels and fuschia pink teardrop in a DIY necklace design

But it’s the green background I wanted to mention. I know, a graphic background is totally not relevant! Except to show that vivid color, combined with other strong colors, can be really eye-catching. And sometimes you want to do that. You’re wearing a quiet outfit, looks nice but no juice? Add a bright pair of earrings. Or maybe dye your hair green.

Okay, go with the earrings – it’s easier to change them (and they probably cost less too).

Color is fun 🙂

Birthstone necklace idea – a gift for Mom

And here’s another idea – a necklace design that could incorporate birthstone colors. Of course this is just one possible style – but sometimes it’s fun to look at designs!

design for Mothers Day necklace using birthstone colors

This particular design features a large teardrop-shaped focal pendant in aqua, the birthstone color for March; as well as round rivoli-faceted jewels in crystal (crystal or diamond is the birthstone for April), more aqua blue, and bright red – ruby or siam red is the birthstone color for July.

Obviously you’ll want to customize these colors for your own mom’s necklace – with the shapes and very personal colors of your own design 🙂

Orange, aqua and gold for spring

Does it seem like I”m obsessed with color these days? Well, yeah. It’s winter (warmish here but still, winter) – it’s gray – and color is always a cheerful pick-me-up. Pretty, charming, happy color doesn’t cost any more than gloomy gray.

(Yes I like neutral gray sometimes. Don’t stop me, I’m orating.)

For instance, take these pretty colors:

melon orange glass cabochons paired with aqua glass rhinestone connectors

Pair these aqua glass connectors and melon orange cabochon two-jewel beads. Or use them separately. The point is, pretty color. Doesn’t cost a lot. Always makes you feel better.

It really does 🙂

Spring 2017 Glass Beads and Jewels

Pretty color combinations for Spring 2017 – this is really what it’s all about. Do it yourself – DIY – should be easy, fun, affordable. Your projects should be enjoyable. Your jewelry should look good. It’s simple 🙂

framed glass beads and jewels in pretty colors for Spring 2017

So I’m just showing you a few pretty colors, and a few easy shape combinations. This isn’t rocket science. This is supposed to be fun – and make you look good. Give these earrings and necklaces as gifts. Make some to sell at craft shows. Wear them to the prom.

Easy, pretty, affordable. Life is complicated enough – but DIY jewelry? Is part of the fun stuff 🙂

Amethyst and emerald glass beads

I just wanted to share this new combo with you all – we’re still in the middle of winter, and a little rich color just looks good, yknow?

amethyst purple and emerald green glass jewels

It’s a striking combo – and just a reminder, that trying new colors and shapes is an easy, simple way to play with ideas. Green and purple? Why not?

DIY jewelry supplies – black enamel filigree charms

If you don’t feel like being all Valentine-y or just don’t like to wear red, why not go in a totally other direction? For example, these black enamel filigree charms are great with jewels, pearls, or beads added as a dangle – but they’re also terrific used As Is.

black enamel filigree charms for earring dangles or necklace focal pendant

Slip on an earwire, and these are ready to wear. Or fit a jump ring into one of those little openings around the edge of the charm, put the jump ring on a chain, and: black enamel necklace. Wear it anytime, anywhere.

Fine jewelry can be exquisitely detailed, intricately crafted, and expensive. “Fashion” jewelry – and hey, what’s wrong with fashion? – can be fun and affordable. Life is complicated enough already, you know? This is not rocket science. These black filigrees are $1.00 a pair. Make it easy on yourself – DO it yourself. These look good, they’re cheap, they’re fun.

Sometimes it really is that simple 🙂