January birthstone color is Garnet

And if you have a birthday girl in January, you might want to know that you can get lovely, affordable, rhinestone garnet jewels for fabulous earrings – just for example, like these:

garnet rhinestone pear jewels combined with rhinestone connectors for a great DIY earring design idea

Of course there are lots of different styles – and color combinations – you could invent (and I know you’re thinking of some of them already!) This design idea is just a starting place 🙂

Garnet rhinestones for January birthday gifts – a great DIY earring design idea to spark your creative juices – this is a great way to start the year!

Let’s have a wonderful 2018!

Let’s face it, we need it. There is so much to worry about, and most of us are just trying to do the best we can, love our families, pay our bills, and have a little fun along the way. Simple, human goals, and sometimes it seems like the Powers That Be are conspiring to make all that impossible.

So I figure we should do our best to make it possible. Love each other as best we can, appreciate our friends and our neighbors, get involved in our communities, and try to be kind. All things to aspire to, yes?

And have a few little pretties along the way, to share with friends, loved ones, and treat ourselves. That’s where I’m at this year.

And hey, here’s a glimpse few of the DIY glass pretties I hope you can enjoy 🙂

glass and rhinestone jewels available in my onine jewelry supplies shop

Happy new year!

DIY earring design idea – glass jewels and brass charms

And this is another example of how you can easily combine brass charms – in this case, tiny golden brass acorn charms – with glass jewels. Voila! A DIY earring design idea which of course you are welcome to use – and adapt to your own sense of style.

DIY earring design idea with tiny brass acorn charms and golden tan rhinestone jewels

I’ll try to remember to make this into an actual pair of earrings, not just a design “sketch” – so you can see that these components are tiny. The earrings would be delicate – and small – and of course totally lightweight and comfortable.

And pretty, and affordable. Don’t want to forget that part 🙂

Take this jewelry design idea and adapt it – that’s the fun part!

Brass filigree flowers and topaz teardrops

The “topaz teardrops” in the title are actually the color known as “light colorado topaz” – it’s a gentle golden tan. I just wanted to show another example of how well these brass filigree flowers work, when paired with rhinestone teardrops, to make a fabulous pair of earrings!

brass filigree flowers paired with light colorado topaz rhinestone teardrops ...to make terrific DIY earrings

These would totally work year-round. Imagine with your fave swimsuit! Or on New Year’s Eve. Or anywhere in between.

Easy to make – just add jump rings and earwires. Or make them more intricate in your own special design. This is the way DIY jewelry is supposed to work: simple to create, affordable – and beautiful 🙂

Rhinestone teardrops and brass filigree

Rhinestone teardrop jewels, and brass filigree charms or connectors – these are two of the most popular jewelry components today. Combine them and you’ve got some lovely, easy to make, DIY jewelry 🙂

Take a look at this sample jewelry design idea:

Jewelry design idea featuring emerald green rhinestone earring jewels paired with brass filigree flower connectors

Of course this basic idea can be adapted in all sorts of ways. Customize with birthstone color glass jewels (inexpensive but gorgeous!) Or change the filigree connectors for a different style or color. The thing is, you can make it totally your design – and still have easy to make, inexpensive DIY earrings or pendants.

Just in time for Christmas gifts!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick note this morning, to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving – I hope you’re spending it with family and friends – people who make you happy.

Don’t work too hard in the kitchen – share the chores if you can. People are more important than fancy dishes 🙂

And just because, a little reminder that when it’s Thanksgiving, party season isn’t far behind! And you can always save money when you do it yourself – with sparkling glass and rhinestone gems for gifts, for yourself, for pretty bling to wear anytime 🙂

rhinestone earrings made with glass gems from weekendjewelry.com online jewelry supplies shop

End of commercial – back to your regularly scheduled fun Thanksgiving!

The November birthstone color, golden topaz, for personalized jewelry

There’s still time to get some pretty golden topaz rhinestones for your November birthday gifts (well if you’re in the U.S. anyway… it’d be a bit of a stretch for overseas). And using the birthstone color is a simple, pretty way to personalize your jewelry gifts!

golden topaz rhinestone earrings or pendants available at weekendjewelry.com

Yes, it seems almost too good to be true – add leverbacks or french earwires and your DIY earrings are ready! (And if you need clip-on earring components just let me know, we can do that).

You can fuss some other time, and spend a lot more money. But you don’t need to. Make a pretty pendant necklace or personalized earrings for your gift-ee. She’ll love them 🙂

Red vintage rhinestone earrings or pendant jewels

Sometimes, this is what it’s all about. Lovely vintage glass, present rhinestone jewels in silver or brass settings. Yes, you can get them in two-ring connector or link settings, or “no-ring” settings so you can make button earrings. And those are great. But this style? Add earwires and you’re good to go.

red vintage glass earrings or pendant jewels....preset rhinestones available at weekendjewelry.com

The’re great for Christmas gifts – or parties. Or just because you like red 🙂

Vintage glass beads and a new Deal of the Day

Yes, my blog is called Vintage Glass Jewels – I was so thrilled when I started finding true vintage beads and stones! But then I realized I couldn’t maintain a steady, reliable supply, not all the time – so I started buying classic-but-NEW rhinestones. And they’re gorgeous and I love them. So now it’s like a treat, when I can resupply my true vintage stones. Like these gorgeous amethyst glass oval jewels 🙂

amethyst vintage rhinestone earrings or pendant jewels

Aren’t they terrific? For brides and bridesmaids – for Christmas gifts – for yourself. They’re faceted oval rhinestones, and so easy to use! And for just one day they’re my BOGO Deal of the Day. Buy one pair, get another pair free – or choose any other jewels from my Weekend Jewelry online jewelry suppliies shop (equal or lesser value) – and yes, that second pair is free. Just for one day, October 25, 2017.

No rain checks – it’s just While supplies last!

Red and orange glass teardrops – gorgeous DIY earrings!

A customer recently requested this unusual combination of colors – and I hope my pics have conveyed a little bit of the beauty, because they looked fabulous together! Vivid red and orange (hyacinth orange, to use the exact rhinestone name) aren’t usually used together, so that’s fine. But sometimes we like doing the unexpected, you know what I mean?

red glass teardrops and orange tiny rhinestones...gorgeous rhinestone earrings or pendants

Of course what’s wonderful about these “multi stone” or “duo” settings is that you can choose the colors you like best. Tiny crystal rhinestones are gorgeous with the red teardrops. Or use emerald green and get ready for Christmas 🙂

“Choose your color” is the theme here. Just don’t worry about trying new combos!