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!

Black diamond and black glass beads – BOGO!

And I just wanted to show you how terrific black – and black diamond – can look when paired together. Simple, neutral, fabulous!

black glass beads paired with black diamond glass  ...available at etsy.com/shop/weekendjewelry1

You see what I’m saying? It doesn’t have to be fussy or expensive. Do it yourself – save money – look great.

Love it!

PS And just because – my BOGO sale, buy one pair get one free, is extended through May 10, 2018 (midnight). Don’t wait – it’s only good for current supplies – but hey, saving money is good, right?

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!

Restocking black diamond glass beads – and they’re a great Gift for Mom!

These are actually one of my favorite “duo” jewel combinations. They aren’t “summery”, they aren’t just for winter – they are classic and year round and did I mention, they go with practically every color?

black diamond oval and crystal glass jewels or earring drops

Very useful when you just need to grab some earrings, put them on, and head out the door. And when you want something that’ll go with blue jeans or LBD.

And just in case you’re looking for that perfect gift for mom, that you can afford, that she’ll love? Problem solved: these will totally work!

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?

Pink Bridesmaid Jewels – new BOGO sale

And just because we’ve been talking about brides, this morning I’m highlighting some pretty jewels that are wonderful for a bridesmaid, maid of honor, and anyone else who wants to wear some pretty jewelry to a wedding 🙂

pink glass beads and rhinestone gems available in my jewelry supplies shop

And yes there’s a new BOGO sale – buy one pair, get one pair free 🙂 Choose any of the pink glass gems you find in my shop (see link above), and pick your second PINK item of equal or lesser value, for free. Oh – this offer is good from Sunday, March 25, through midnight on Tuesday, March 27. So don’t wait!

Your bridesmaids will love you!

Wedding and Bridal Jewels – new BOGO sale

I’ve just restocked one of my favorite rhinestone (glass) jewels – the mid size, sparkling crystal teardrops shown below. I love these. They have high quality facets, terrific sparkle, and – this is important to me! – they’re super comfortable. Big enough to add shine and sparkle – but still petite(ish). And they are a best seller – I think a lot of women agree with me here 🙂

crystal rhinestone teardrop earrings or pendant jewels

And since I just got in a new packet, I’m offering a limited time BOGO sale – buy one pair of these rhinestone earrings or pendant jewels – and get another pair free. And you can substitute any other item in my shop for your second pair, as long as it is equal or lesser value. You know the drill 🙂

Good for only a few days, so don’t wait too long! From Friday, March 23, 2018 through Monday, March 26, 2018 (at midnight), buy one pair, get one pair free!

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!

Pretty Easter jewelry

Springtime and Easter are celebrations we love! Around here, Easter is all about spending time with family and friends, going to church, hosting family dinners – and yes, maybe showing off some new spring clothes. And jewelry. And if that new jewelry is pretty, and doesn’t cost a lot, that’s a good thing too 🙂

These delicate “duo” earrings are wonderful for Easter!

peridot green and pink rhinestone jewels for Easter earrings

peridot green and pink rhinestone jewels for Easter earrings

Another fun thing about these earring jewels is that you can choose the color of that tiny stone at the top of the setting – so you can really customize them to match your outfit. Just a little added plus 🙂

PS Did I mention? The peridot glass octagons are vintage rhinestones – to me that makes them even more special!