Aqua vintage glass pendant – clearance sale

And I just wanted to mention, I’ve added the stock I have left of the aqua vintage glass pendants – pictured below – to my Clearance sale. I don’t know if I can get any more, so it just seems fair that the last dozen or so be available at a great clearance price!

aqua vintage glass oval rhinestone pendant in silver or brass prong setting...available at etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

I might be able to get more, down the road – but with vintage there are no guarantees. It’s such a pretty pendant – and so easy to use, just add a jump ring and chain and you’ve got a lovely piece of jewelry!

That’s the way it’s supposed to be. And these are on sale!

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!

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!