DIY earring design idea – fuschia and crystal glass jewels

So there are a couple reasons I think this DIY earring design idea is special. For one thing, deep fuschia pink and crystal? Fuschia doesn’t always work – but when it does, it really does. And what color isn’t even better paired with sparkle?

DIY earring design idea featuring fuschia vintage glass pears paired with crystal ovals

And the combination of textures here – the smooth teardrops paired with the faceted ovals – adds a touch of complexity (while still being quick and easy to do).

A (super) added plus – the fuschia pears are vintage. They’re from the 1950s I think – the original packaging has the importer’s telephone number – and there is no area code, it predates that. So we’re going back a ways 🙂

And these are great. Used “as is” or with the faceted crystal ovals, or with your own special combo, you’re going to have a terrific pair of DIY earrings!

Blue zircon rhinestone octagons for DIY jewelry designs

I recently got in some new blue zircon rhinestone octagons in petite 10mm x 8mm size. These are perfect for glass connectors in two-ring prong settings – they’re also adorable small pendants and earring drops. And this gives you a size comparison for the three sizes I have in stock.

blue zircon rhinestone octagons in three sizes.... available at weekendjewelry1.etsy.com

Partly the pic just helps to show scale. How big IS the 18x13mm size compared to the 10x8mm? Well you can see that here. You can also play with ideas, of combining the small stones with one larger centerpiece, for example…. or use all three sizes in a fantastic pendant or pair of earrings… or, well, you get the idea. Play with jewelry design ideas! Your imagination is free – and the stones are pretty inexpensive too 🙂

Personalized DIY jewelry design ideas using birthstone colors

If you’re making a pair of earrings for a gift (or for sale) it’s really popular to personalize those earrings. A simple (and pretty!) way to do that is to incorporate birthstone colors into the earring design. Use the giftee’s birthstone color, or maybe combine the colors of her kids’ birthdays, or maybe his-and-her colors – for example, crystal for the April birthday girl, and emerald green to represent the guy’s May birthday – combine those two colors in her earrings!

That’s just one idea – there are so many combinations and colors that are beautiful together – and meaningful for the person who will be wearing the earrings 🙂

glass beads and jewels with birthstone colors for personalized DIY jewelry designs

I’m going to show some more ideas using birthstone colors – sometimes it helps to see color combos, and seeing one design or style can sometimes help spark a gazillion new ideas. Let’s have fun with this!

Refer a friend – get 25% off YOUR next order!

Yes that’s right! Refer a friend to my shop and when your she (or he) places an order worth $25 or more (not counting shipping costs) – YOU get 25% off your next order!

rhinestone earring and necklace jewels available in my shop

She (or he) has to mention you – by your Etsy name, so I know who referred them – but really that’s the only complicated part, so be sure to mention it. And remind them they need to order $25 or more. Come on, that’s not hard to do! For $25 you can get several pairs of earring jewels, or pendants, or a combination. Or enough rhinestone jewels to make earrings for all your bridesmaids. Or for your besties at your class reunion!

This offer is good for the entire month of July 2018, so you’ve got a little time to find a crafty friend who needs sparkly jewels. **

(Or more than one friend – Yes, you can get more than one promo 25% off!)

Sheer rhinestone beads and jewels for DIY jewelry

Here are some new (and some restocked!) vintage and new glass jewels in my shop – yes, they’re just in time for summer. But also? Pretty Fall 2018 jewelry designs!

sheer glass beads and jewels for DIY jewelry designs

Don’t you love the colors? I swear, more and more I am leaning toward pure tints, unfoiled stones – so I can really see the colors. Of course that can vary with each design, and every woman that wears these might see them differently – but I think we can all agree, we love beautifully faceted stones for earrings and necklace designs. Pure color is pretty terrific. Affordable stones is even better 🙂

(PS And there are more on the way – stay tuned or better yet, ask to see the colors YOU want to use in your designs!)

Sapphire glass jewels and a BOGO sale!

I just wanted to show off some of the pretty sapphire blue glass jewels that are available right now in my shop 🙂

sapphire blue glass cabochons and rhinestone jewels in my shop

Sapphire glass cabochons and faceted rhinestones – there are many more styles to check out. And right now, I’m offering a BOGO sale! Buy one pair of jewels – get your second pair free – and you get to pick the pair (subject to availablility, and equal or lesser value and all that). Just mention what you’d like for your second pair, when you order!

The BOGO offer is good from June 24, 2018 through June 26, 2018 at midnight (Central Standard Time here in the US) – so don’t wait!

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!

Peach glass jewels for your bridesmaid jewelry :-)

Of course you might make peach rhinestone jewelry for any occasion – it just reminds me so much of bridesmaid pretties! I think because at both of the weddings I’ve been to in the past year, the bridesmaids wore peach. (Okay, peach and white… and at the other, peach and lilac, very pretty!)

And right now, I’m offering a BOGO sale 🙂

sheer peach rhinestone teardrops for earrings and pendants

So feminine and pretty! And that BOGO sale I mentioned? From May 21, 2018 through May 24, 2018 (at midnight) – for every pair of peach jewels you buy (or pendant jewel) you can choose another pair for free.

Your bridesmaids – or girlfriend, or mom, or you! – will love them 🙂