DIY earring design idea – easy and pretty!

I deliberately chose “non Christmas” colors for this earring design idea, though of course earrings made with these rhinestone jewel clusters would be a wonderful Christmas present. I just wanted to illustrate the idea that pretty colors are good all year round! The main color here is peridot green, which is the August birthstone color – and terrific for springtime. But it’s a good color for fall, winter, and summer, too. I know you guys know this – gorgeous color is always in style!

I added an extra bit of color with the tiny (4mm) round stones – shown here in aqua and sapphire blue. I think this is a great way to personalize your earrings. If they’re a gift for a girlfriend (or your Mom!) – you could personalize with the birthstone colors of her kids. Or just use her favorite colors. A little detail like that makes these DIY earrings just an extra bit of special.

They’re already great – affordable and pretty and you made them. So a little bit extra special? Is just the icing on the cake!

Do it yourself necklace design idea

You know I’ve talked about how useful “ornaments” can be. In this context, ornaments are links or charms – components that you use in your jewelry design to add texture, shine, and a bit more complexity to boost your design up another level.

Case in point, this lovely do it yourself necklace design idea! 

I show a sheer sapphire blue rhinestone pendant here – you’ll use your favorite shape and color (or your customer’s favorite!) The textured brass flower is new in my shop and is a wonderful component used as an earring or pendant link (stay tuned, I’ll be showing some more cool ways to use these charms!)

Easy to use, customizeable, and affordable – this is the way it’s supposed to be!

Vintage glass teardrops – DIY pendants and earring beads

I totally lucked out, I’ve been able to resupply these adorable vintage black glass teardrops! I was almost out and thought I wouldn’t be able to get them again. But my Secret Stash Supply Guys were able to find some more, woo hoo!

These are petite, 14x10mm (that’s approx. 5/8″ x 3/8″) – perfect when you want a strong neutral that has presence but not a lot of weight (so, comfy earrings!)

black vintage glass 14x10 rhinestone teardrop pendants or earring jewels

These are great used “as is” for earrings or pendants, but they’re also fab when paired with strong color. Turquoise beads handwired to dangle from your pendant? Great. Red rounds? Check.

You get the idea. Neutral, or colorful – these are so useful! And they’re in great shape for their age (from the packaging, I think 1950s). Practically instant Christmas gifts? Super wear-them-tonight earrings? You got it!

Cyber Monday – buy two get one free!

Just for fun, my Cyber Monday sale will be good from today, November 26, 2018, through midnight on Friday, November 30, 2016. You read that right. I know there are a lot of deals out there – this is my contribution to the pond 🙂

rhinestone beads and jewels for pendants and earrings - shown here are red glass gems

Of course there are more than red glass gems available – I just felt like featuring Christmas-y ones. Remember – buy any two items (pairs, or pendants, or charms) – and get your third item free! Equal or lesser value (but that covers a lot of territory). Just contact me when you buy two items, and say “Cyber Monday sale”, and tell me what your extra gift will be!

Make a couple Christmas gifts – and get the freebie for yourself! Hey, it’s a win-win 🙂

DIY earring design featuring black diamond rhinestones

Here’s just one recent example of how you can combine these gorgeous deep gray neutral (black diamond) glass jewels. Imagine this style for your new earrings!

black diamond rhinestone teardrops paired with small faceted octagons for DIY earrings

And for that matter – use just one of these combined jewels for a great necklace. Or add more shapes – hmm, I’ll have to revisit that idea and show pics, won’t I? Stay tuned!

Neutral black diamond glass jewels – great for gifts!

I’ve recently gotten in some more of this fabulous neutral glass gem – “black diamond”, or dark gray-bordering-on-black. It always looks good, it goes with practically everything, and it’s great for Christmas gifts!

black diamond glass jewels in my jewelry supplies shop

When you want a little extra drama – that’s easy to use, and flattering? Black diamond works! And stay tuned, I’m going to be trying a few new style ideas. I bet you will too 🙂

Earring design idea – classic brass filigree and rhinestones

I couldn’t resist showing another example of how great earrings can be when they’re made with brass filigree and faceted rhinestones. It’s so useful when you find an “ornament” (charm, filigree, or other element) to pair with your glass jewels – it opens a whole new design dimension.

DIY earring design idea featuring sapphire blue cushion cut rhinestones paired with brass filigree ornaments

The filigrees in this example have a light patina – but deep bronze, or light golden brass, would also be beautiful. And of course you can customize the jewel colors to make your customer – or your mom – or you! – happy 🙂

Inexpensive, easy to create, and customizable – this is a terrific DIY earring design idea!

Jewelry supplies – peach rhinestone connectors

These pretty rhinestone connectors are so useful! I show them in peach here (because I just recently got the color in) – they’re available in a couple dozen more colors too, so you can probably find your favorite. Just ask!

peach rhinestone connector links available in my jewelry supplies shop

I’ll put up a few pics of ways I’m using these pretty connectors – as soon as I get some pics made! But I know you’ll think of some too 🙂

Stay tuned!

DIY earring design – filigree and crystal hearts

I wanted to show you another rhinestone jewel / brass filigree earring design idea. This one’s super romantic – hearts and flowers 🙂

DIY earring design idea featuring brass filigree flower connectors and crystal rhinestone hearts

This is one of my favorites – and I think it’s going to be wonderful with other color hearts (yes ruby red – and sapphire blue – and a few more too!)

Easy to customize with your favorite colors – affordable DIY earrings – and a great Christmas gift idea!

New earring design idea – jewels and filigree :-)

I know it’s not a new concept – brass filigree paired with glass jewels. I do think it’s a pretty great one though – tell me what you think!

earring design idea featuring aqua oval rhinestone jewels paired with brass filigree connectors

Take this basic concept – connectors paired with faceted rhinestones in prong settings. Then customize it – teardrop shapes, or your (customer’s) favorite color – you know the possibilities are endless!

It doesn’t have to cost a lot, and it doesn’t have to be fussy and difficult. Just pretty and fun to wear!