Rainbow vitrail glass gems – customizable and on sale!

The color known as “vitrail” is otherwise known as “Rainbow” – which is a wonderful and appropriate name for the variety of colors that sparkle in these lovely teardrop gems. And in this “duo” multi stone setting, you can customize the tiny stone that complements the teardrop 🙂

rainbow vitrail teardrop glass gems with customized tiny stone colors

These really do work with a lot of different colors – which means if your outfit is mostly green, these will work. Mostly blue, or purple? These will work. Orange or pink? These will work. And added bonus – you can personalize the earrings (or pendants) with the tiny stone color of your choice – the ones shown here are just examples.

And for a few days, they’re on sale! From today through midnight on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, you can get a “buy two get one free” sale. Buy two pairs of these teardrops, and get another pair free. Or find another goodie in my shop that you’ll love.

Beautiful glass gems – plus a sale – this is a win/win!

DIY necklace design – perfect for bridal jewelry :-)

This do-it-yourself necklace design idea is a wonderful illustration of how simple concepts can be combined to make beautiful jewelry. And if your new creation is perfect for a bride – well that’s kind of wonderful, isn’t it?

Crystal jewelry is classic for brides, and this necklace features a large faceted oval crystal rhinestone combined with stainless steel cable chain. It’ll never tarnish (or need to be polished) – and as much as I love sterling silver, that’s a real plus, yknow?

crystal oval rhinestone necklace with multiple strands of stainless steel chain

Of course you will want to adapt this idea to your own creative style – and the individual tastes of your giftee, or customer. Personalized colors for your rhinestone? Check. Their choice of silver or gold or stainless, or perhaps antique bronze? Check. And there are countless permutations.

The basic idea is a super one – strong gorgeous focal pendant, and you add the personal details. Don’t spend a lot, either. This is DIY the way you want it to work!

DIY earring design with clear glass beads

Okay, clear glass jewels. Oops 🙂 (I get so used to using both terms when I’m talking with peers and customers, I tend to think “beads” as the overall category.) Anyway. I was really happy with this earring design idea – and as you can see, it’s made entirely with clear glass… rhinestone… stones. There, does that sound better?

DIY earring design idea featuring clear glass jewels in silver plated brass settings

Yes, I tried to get a good (read: flattering) pic of this design. And I used good lighting. But the sparkle in this pic isn’t just because of the lighting – I also tried to *not* intensify the shine. Clear glass, especially when it’s nicely faceted really does sparkle. It’s not a “loud” sparkle, but it shines!

And hey, clear glass: it goes with everything. And it flatters a bridal gown without being too bold. It’s just a nice trick to remember: clear jewels really make a great piece of jewelry!

Birthstones for DIY earring design ideas

You know that birthstones are always in style, right? The gemstones shown here are glass, not “precious” minerals – but they’re the right birthstone colors, and they’re really pretty. That kind of covers the important stuff, you know?

glass gems in birthstone colors for May through August

The birthstone colors shown here are:

May – emerald green
June – light amethyst, or alexandrite
July – ruby red
August – peridot green


I’ll post pics for other birthstone months, soon – but I wanted to show these off. You can so easily personalize your jewelry, your gifts, or your customer requests! Or – just something to consider in future – you can combine birthstones. Make a necklace or earrings that combine emerald for May, and September for sapphire – there are so many possibilities for DIY jewelry designs.

That look great. And don’t cost a fortune. And you can totally do it yourself. This is the way it’s supposed to work!

Stud earrings – DIY earring beads

You know that sparkling stud earrings are always in style, right? Sometimes you don’t want dangling earrings getting in the way – or you want to appear demure and shy. (Yeah, hey, it could be, right?)

Stud earring jewels (or button earrings, depending on who’s talking) are super popular in my shop right now – so I thought I would show you a few more new colors and shapes 🙂

glass jewels in no ring settings...great for button and stud earrings

These are well faceted, pretty glass “jewels” – super affordable compared to precious gemstones – and honestly? Unless you’ve got thousands to spend on one pair of earrings, these are going to be prettier!

Emerald green DIY earrings idea

And yes, I thought of these colors because of St. Patrick’s Day 🙂 Though I have to admit, emerald (whether rhinestone or gemstone) is one of my fave colors! It’s flattering, it’s pretty much always in style, and if I happen to have red hair sometimes, well, you got me 🙂

emerald green and sapphire blue rhinestone octagons from my online jewelry supplies shop

Either way, emerald looks good! And combined with these smaller sapphire rhinestone octagons, you’ve got a smashing DIY earrings idea. Of course you’ll customize it with personalized colors, and your own creative touch. Go for it!

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!

Clear glass beads and jewels – on sale!

Really I just wanted to point out how pretty clear glass jewels can be! They’re not bright and vivid, but they have their own charm – and a lovely delicate sparkle, all depending on the settings we use, and the faceting of the glass. Take a look 🙂

You see what I mean? These are pretty wonderful. Minimalist jewels, lovely for bridal and wedding jewelry without stealing the show – and of course for everyday, they go with everything.

And for the next few days – from January 26, 2019 through midnight January 30, 2019 – when you buy any two pairs of clear glass jewels, you get your third pair free (yes, equal or lesser value – you know the drill!) Order any two clear pairs (or pendants) – and then send me a note to tell me the ones you want for free. Don’t wait too long, this is limited to the next few days, and available stock.

Hey, buy two, get one free – that’s a pretty great deal!

DIY bridal earrings – and save money !

This is an example of some beautiful bridal earrings that are easy to make yourself 🙂

These white glass cabochon earrings have tiny rhinestones – and you can customize the color. This means you can create your earrings combining bridal white, and the color of your bridesmaids’ dresses. So pretty!

So now you see one more way to make your own wedding jewelry – and save money too!