Montana sapphire framed vintage glass beads

These pretty beads are a great example of easy – affordable – pretty DIY jewelry suppoies:

montana sapphire glass beads - navy blue pointed back cabochon gems

Easy? Just add earwires or jump ring and chain: your earrings or necklace will be ready to wear.

Affordable? $3.49 for a pair in silver or brass settings.

Pretty?

Like I said 🙂

Fuschia pink glass beads – eye candy!

I’m just showoing off these pretty glass beads 🙂

hot pink or fuschia pink glass beads

I recently got in the smallest size shown here, the 8mm round beads. They’re darling used alone if you want tiny bright earrings. And any of these glass gems can be used alone, as is, of course. But the combo is fun, isn’t it? They’d make dangly, vivid, sparkly earrings.

Sometimes you want to be noticed. Hot pink? Yeah, that works 🙂

How to save money – DIY!

This is not a revolutionary idea – but this year I’m going to point out occasionally, how making your own jewelry for gifts, for yourself, or to sell, can save – or make – you money. First idea: “buy the set and save”.

red framed glass pendant and round earring jewels - buy the glass bead set and save

These particular glass beads would cost $4.79 if purchased separately from my shop – the set here costs $3.99. Already you’re saving a bit of money. Of course there are many talented jewelry artists who can provide you with beautiful necklace and earring sets – but if you’re looking to save money, it can be such a smart move to do it yourself.

These earring jewels come in one-ring, two-ring, or No-ring styles, so you can make dangle earrings or stud earrings with only the addition of post earring backs, or earwires. The teardrop jewel can be turned into a classicly simple, lovely necklace by adding a jump ring and chain.

Easy, low-cost, and pretty! This is a good way to start the new year 🙂

Hyacinth orange framed vintage glass beads

I love this bright orange color, these smooth gorgeous glass jewels. They’re fun, they’re flirty, they’re just a great way to greet the new year. They’re vintage, from the late 1950s I believe (the company that made them has been out of business for quite a while…)

hyacinth orange framed glass beads

I don’t know about you, but I don’t always want to be Serious. Orange? These smooth, buff cabochon jewels are just made for fun 🙂

Deal of the Day – December 13, 2016

Sparkling jonquil yellow glass beads – these aren’t traditional Christmas colors. So what? They’re lovely, they’re flattering, they’re affordable. And if you mention YELLOW after making a purchase in my Etsy jewelry supplies shop, you get a free pair of 18mm x 13mm pear jewels. **

jonquil yellow glass teardrops in my jewelry supplies shop

** oh – did I mention? Your “Deal of the Day” teardrop jewels I mentioned above? You get to choose the color 🙂

Good only till midnight, December 14, 2016 (don’t wait!)

Deal of the Day – December 10, 2016

You know that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, right? Now honestly, I have to say I kind of get a laugh out of the Color of the Year thing. So far I’ve heard “Greenery” also called avocado green (remember the appliances of the 70s?), and a few other color names that I won’t repeat here. My point is, “olive green”, “olivine”, “avocado”, and some other color names I can’t remember right now, all refer to a slightly tangy, plant-like green. Pantone just has a Marketing Name for it.

But hey, I’ll go with it. “Greenery” is my Deal of the Day” code word today. Mention “Greenery” after you order – in the Notes to Seller – and you’ll receive a FREE pair of green OVAL glass jewels, you choose the exact pair, sent with your order.

green oval glass beads in my Etsy shop.... these are vintage glass, vivid emerald green

Such a deal 🙂

Deal of the Day – December 8, 2016

Think pink – and that’s your Deal of the Day special code: pink. I know, it’s not a “Christmas color”, but think about it. It’s feminine, it’s pretty, it looks good all year round, and it’s flattering to every skin tone. Pink. It works 🙂

pink glass rhinestone beads

So – the Deal of the Day – if you mention Pink in the “notes to seller” after you order from my online jewelry supplies shop, you get a free pink pair of 10mm rivoli jewels!

And you can dicker if you really do prefer a different color.

Win!

Deal of the Day – December 6, 2016

Deal of the Day for December 6, 2016 –

Order three pairs of these pretty teardrop beads (in crystal as shown, or any of the 26mm x 13mm two-jewel teardrops in my Etsy shop) – and when you order, mention WEDDINGS in a note to seller. You’ll get a fourth pair, free 🙂

crystal framed glass pendant jewels in silver or brass settings

One day only – such a deal!

P.S. You can order more than three pairs if you want 😉

Deal of the Day – December 5, 2016

And the word is TEARDROP. Just for fun, I paired two different sizes of pear or teardrop-shaped framed glass beads. Add a jump ring linking the two sizes, and you’ve got a fab pair of earrings.

sapphire blue and light colorado topaz framed glass pear or teardrop beads

So for today – mention Teardrop *when you order*, and you get a pair of 14x10mm teardrops for free! Choose a color from my online shop 🙂 Offer is good for one day only, so now is the time!

Deal of the Day – December 2, 2016

The Deal of the Day at my Etsy jewelry supplies shop changes frequently – I aim to change it every single day but sometimes there’s a bit of delay. But still. Specials, discounts, coupons – they saves you money – that’s always fun!

You’ll find it here on my blog, or check out my Vintage Glass Jewels Facebook page – I usually talk about my Deal of the Day there, too. For today, the Secret Code Word is EMERALD (and no you don’t have to use all caps!)

Mention EMERALD with any order – and get a FREE pair of 10x8mm octagon jewels. You get to thoose the color from any in-stock items.

This will only be good for a day (till midnight tomorrow, 12/3/16). Come back to see more Deals!