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!

BOGO Sale – Black Diamond Glass Jewels

And then you have the opposite of colorful green stones – you look to neutrals. They go with everything, they look very classy, and right now you can get your black diamond (deep grey-black) glass jewels with a great “buy one get one free” sale!

black diamond glass jewels for DIY jewelry designs

Buy any black diamond jewels from my shop from April 30, 2018 to midnight May 3, 2018 – and you get a second pendant or pair of jewels free (equal or lesser value). So you can make that wonderful pair of earrings for your Mother’s day gift (yes there’s still time) – and make a second pair for yourself!

Make pretty jewelry, do it yourself and get exactly what you want – and get a freebie too! This is the way we like it 🙂

Green glass jewels for springtime DIY jewelry

Just a quick note that green jewelry can be very spring-like! The pic here shows a few of the green glass jewel styles I have in my shop right now. So fresh and pretty!

green glass jewels available in my online jewelry supplies shop

And isn’t it interesting, the different shades that are part of the “green” color family. Imagine these with purple – with royal blue – with cream or white – with pink!

I’ll probably play with a few designs – just like you do – and will post a few here and there 🙂

Meanwhile, just a little inducement for DIY goodness: Buy any pair of green glass jewels in my shop and from April 28, 2018 through May 1, 2018 (at midnight) you get an extra pair for free! You can pick any pair for your freebie (equal or lesser value is the only limitation). So have fun – and go green!

Earring design idea and a BOGO sale

Yes, another one (these are fun!) I’m posting a pic showing a glass jewel combo that I think of as “summer jewels”. The white teardrops are vintage glass made in post-war Japan – I just found a packet I had stashed and lost! I know that never happens to you guys, right? You put something somewhere so it’ll be safe and findable, and then forget where you put it? Yeah. So anyway: white teardrops, clean lined and beautiful. Pair the white jewels with these aqua (light turquoise) rivoli faceted glass connectors and voila, white and turquoise – a classic summer color combination. And you’ve got a great pair of summer earrings 🙂

DIY earring design idea using white vintage glass teardrops and aqua rivoli faceted glass connector jewels

So here’s the deal. Buy either of these jewel styles, and you get a second pair of jewels free – equal or lesser value and all that. In practice, it means that if you buy the white teardrops, you can get the aqua glass connectors for free! Or choose another color – take a look around my shop and I bet you’ll find some that’ll be perfect for you.

The BOGO offer is just till the end of this week (from today, April 3, 2018, until midnight on Saturday, April 7, 2018) so don’t wait too long. And have fun!

PS Come to think of it – these white teardrops, paired with crystal clear sparkly glass beads instead of the aqua, would be gorgeous for bridal earrings. Just thought I’d mention it 🙂

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?

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!

White bridal jewels – and a free gift with purchase

Okay, these are two good things: a pretty earring design idea using white bridal jewels. And, a free gift with purchase. What’s not to love?

The bridal jewels are traditional – with a twist. They are classic modern shapes (that are also pretty, and flattering) – but the white teardrops shown here were made in post-war Japan! That’s post World War II Japan – we’re going back a ways! And they’re in wonderful shape. The “white opal” glass octagons shown here aren’t quite as old – they’re from the late 1950s. So – “something old” here – but so fresh and pretty!

white vintage glass jewels for a DIY bridal earrings design

And! The “free gift with purchase” thing? Buy these components for your wedding jewels (or for a bride you know, or a bridal customer) – and you get a free gift of another pair of white glass jewels, your choice (subject to availiability). This is a limited time offer (till May 1, 2018) so you probably won’t want to wait too long!

Bridal jewels that are gorgeous – and affordable. And a free gift. Like I said – what’s not to love?

DIY Earring Design Idea (and an extra gift!)

I’m just loving the combo of delicate colors with crystal rhinestone jewels – they look like Spring to me, and they’re so easy to wear – flattering and girly. See what you think of this DIY earring design idea!

DIY earring design idea with crystal rivoli rhinestones and sheer light amethyst teardrops

The jewels are small(ish), so this combo is lightweight and comfortable. I sketched it with golden settings but of course silver (silver plated brass settings, made in the USA, and they’re real quality) would work too. I’m just liking the golden brass color for Springtime….

Light amethyst purple, sparkling crystal, and a touch of golden brass. Doesn’t that sound like a pretty combo? Take the idea and run with it – make it your own – that’s what DIY is all about 🙂

(And mention this blog post if you go to buy these components – you’ll get an extra gift!)